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K-9s Would Have to be Killed if Illinois Legalizes Pot, Official Says

May 9, 2018
Legalizing marijuana in Illinois could lead to possible euthanasia or early retirement for law enforcement K-9s in the state already trained to sniff out the drug, according to Macon County officials.

San Francisco to Wipe Out Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

January 31, 2018
San Francisco will retroactively apply California's new marijuana legalization laws to prior convictions, expunging or reducing misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975, the district attorney's office announced Wednesday.

AG Sessions Wants to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law in Legal Weed States

January 4, 2018
In a memo sent to U.S. attorneys Thursday, Sessions noted that federal law prohibits the possession and sale of marijuana, and he undid several previous Obama administration memos that advised against bringing weed prosecutions in states where it was legal to use for recreational or medical purposes.

LAPD Begins to Cope with Legal Marijuana

January 3, 2018
What isn’t allowed? Driving under the influence of marijuana. Consuming pot in public. Purchasing or consuming recreational cannabis by someone under the age of 21.

Colorado to Use Pot Tax Revenues to Fund Pot Busts

June 9, 2017
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.

Legal Marijuana Supporters Win Big Tuesday Night

November 9, 2016
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use.

Busting the Pot Fairy Tale

November 7, 2016

Once upon a time, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. Then they made billions of tax dollars and we all munched on chips and lived happily ever after. Yeah, right.

Spate of Drugged Driving Deaths Alarms U.S. Regulators

October 28, 2016
The percentage of traffic deaths in which at least one driver tested positive for drugs has nearly doubled over a decade, raising alarms as five states are set to vote on legalization of marijuana.

Legal Weed States Have Trouble Defining "High" Driving

September 7, 2016
It turns out, measuring a person's THC is actually a poor indicator of intoxication. Unlike alcohol, THC gets stored in your fat cells, and isn't water-soluble like alcohol, says Thomas Marcotte, co-director of The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego.

DEA Says "No" to Loosening Marijuana Restrictions

August 11, 2016
The gap between permissive state laws and a restrictive federal policy has become increasingly untenable in the minds of many doctors, patients, researchers, business owners, and legislators.

Under the Influence

November 17, 2015

You notice a driver weaving in and out of traffic, so you signal with lights and siren for him to pull over. He definitely seems out of sorts, so you conduct the standardized field sobriety tests, which he fails. But when you administer a breath test, his blood alcohol content (BAC) is way below the legal limit for alcohol–despite his clearly exhibiting signs of being under the influence. What you have here is most likely a case of "drug driving."

State Board Proposes Alaska's First Marijuana Regulations

May 4, 2015
Alaska's first draft marijuana regulations address what it means to help someone grow marijuana and what local-option law will look like.

Ohio Graduate Students Develop Device to Measure Weed Intoxication

April 27, 2015
Mariam Crow and Kathleen Stitzlein, graduate students in biomedical engineering, hope to eventually market their roadside testing device, the Cannibuster, to police in states where marijuana has been legalized, according to the university.

Native American Reservations Free to Legalize Marijuana

December 12, 2014
The Justice Department on Thursday told U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes from growing or selling marijuana on reservations, even in states that ban the practice.

NYPD to Cease Low-Level Weed Possession Arrests and Issue Tickets Instead

November 11, 2014
If found guilty, a first-time violator would face a fine of $100; for a second offense, a fine of $250 could apply, a high-ranking police source said.

Marijuana Edibles on the Agenda for Colorado Legislators

April 14, 2014
Labeling marijuana edibles is just one of the many issues surrounding legalized marijuana in the state of Colorado.

Wash. Marijuana Entrepreneurs Fear Violence with All-Cash Industry

March 31, 2014
With Washington marijuana retailers scheduled to open in June, prospective business owners are worried the state industry could be plagued with violent crime.

Colo. Chiefs Ask for Cut of Marijuana Money

March 13, 2014
Police departments across the state say a significant portion of the revenue should come back to those right on the front lines, dealing with criminal behavior related to pot.

Crowds Flock to Legal Marijuana Stores in Colo.

January 2, 2014
From Telluride to Denver, thousands of people cheerfully stood in lines for hours to buy legal marijuana after presenting nothing more than identification.

Denver Police Won't Actively Seek Pot-Smoking Scofflaws, Chief Says

December 30, 2013
Extra Denver police officers will be on hand to protect patrons of newly legalized recreational pot shops on Wednesday, but they won't be actively looking to arrest them if they light up in public.
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