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How to Hire a Pot Lawyer

By | May 28th, 2018|April 2018 Issue, featured, Laws, lawyers, regulations|

When Bill Sherman (this is not his real name—due to the sensitivity of his case, he asked us to use an alias) came home to a dozen narcotics agents in his apartment one night, he knew he would need a pot lawyer. The cops had forced entry without a warrant, having figured out that Sherman [...]

Driving High

By | May 27th, 2018|April 2018 Issue, Driving, featured, Laws, Regulation|

While experts agree that stoned driving cannot be regulated in the same way as drunk driving, the question remains: Can legislators and law enforcement meet the unique challenges presented by cannabis consumption behind the wheel? Every few weeks, Chris Halsor has volunteers in Colorado take part in a scenario that at first blush seems too [...]

Proposal in North Carolina Could Relax Marijuana Possession Laws

By | May 25th, 2018|decriminalization, featured, Laws, News, North Carolina|

North Carolina lawmakers are closer than ever to reducing marijuana possession laws. A new bill would retroactively clear some marijuana possession charges and increase the amount of marijuana one can carry without facing charges. Here’s a look at North Carolina’s current legislation, and what one lawmaker from Mecklenburg County is hoping to pass. North Carolina’s Outdated [...]

Marijuana Laws in Canada: Province by Province

By | April 16th, 2018|canada, featured, Laws, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec|

By the end of the summer, recreational marijuana will be legal across Canada’s provinces and territories. National legislation legalizes the sale, cultivation and use of marijuana. It also sets the limit for marijuana possession at 30 grams and 4 marijuana plants. Everything else—age restrictions, who can sell weed, where you can sell or smoke, police [...]

Lawyer Blames Weed After He’s Arrested For Attacking A Family

By | April 12th, 2018|canada, criminal justice, Laws, lawyers, News, Off the Wall, reefer madness, Videos, violence|

A Canadian lawyer blames weed after he’s arrested for attacking a family and will avoid time in prison, a judge has ruled. Toronto personal injury attorney Mark Phillips pleaded guilty to one charge of assault causing bodily injury. Canadian media reports that the case appears to be the first of its kind in the country’s [...]

The Strange, Suspenseful Saga of ‘Operation Candy Crush’ Has Ended

By | March 2nd, 2018|candy, featured, hemp, Laws, News, Police, Tennessee|

The post The Strange, Suspenseful Saga of ‘Operation Candy Crush’ Has Ended appeared first on High Times. The strange, suspenseful saga of ‘Operation Candy Crush’ has ended after charges were dropped by prosecutors. Rutherford County, Tennessee District Jennings J. Jones announced the decision in a press release February 28. Jones has filed a motion with [...]

This City Just Loosened Penalties For Marijuana Charges

By | March 1st, 2018|Baton Rouge, criminal justice, decriminalization, Laws, Louisiana, News|

The post This City Just Loosened Penalties For Marijuana Charges appeared first on High Times. With action by the town council in Baton Rouge, this city just loosened penalties for marijuana charges. On  February 28, the East Baton Rouge Town Council voted to reduce the penalties for cannabis possession. The new provisions would go into [...]

NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests

By | February 27th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, Laws, new york, News, NYPD, Police, Race|

The post NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests appeared first on High Times. New York City has tried to reduce the penalties for getting caught with weed. Despite this, there remain some troubling trends in how the city enforces cannabis laws. With the NYPD facing criticism for racial disparity in marijuana arrests, [...]

Man Tries To Bribe Police Officer With Weed

By | February 26th, 2018|alcohol, bribery, DUIs, Laws, News, Off the Wall, Pennsylvania, Police|

The post Man Tries To Bribe Police Officer With Weed appeared first on High Times. When getting arrested, under no circumstances should one try to bribe their way out of punishment. Typically, this will only exacerbate the situation—especially if you’re offering the arresting officer illicit substances. While this might seem like a relative no-brainer, apparently [...]

California Threatens Hundreds of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

By | February 26th, 2018|California, featured, Laws, News, Police|

The post California Threatens Hundreds of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses appeared first on High Times. California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) has sent out more than 500 warning letters threatening legal action to unlicensed businesses. The letters were sent last week to retail dispensaries and delivery services who have not yet received licenses to operate under [...]