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Appeals Court Rules Residency In Marijuana Legal State Not Justification for Police Search

August 25, 2016
By a 2-1 vote, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said two Kansas Highway Patrol officers violated the constitutional rights of Colorado motorist Peter Vasquez in December 2011 by pulling him over and searching his car after he had been driving alone at night on Interstate 70.

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.

Baltimore Chief Wants State to Relax Restrictions on Past Marijuana Use for Recruits

July 22, 2016
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wants to relax a hiring policy for police officers in Maryland that disqualifies applicants for past marijuana use, saying it is "fundamentally inconsistent with where we are as a society" and hurts local hiring efforts.

Video: Investigators Suspect Drug Cartel Involved in Ohio Family Murders

April 26, 2016
A law enforcement source confirmed investigators found some 200 marijuana plants. They were inside an indoor grow operation that was found in some of the homes where the eight members of the Rhoden family were executed.

Ohio Slaying Of 8 Family Members Was 'Pre-Planned Execution'

April 25, 2016
Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a "pre-planned execution" that has shaken residents in their rural southern Ohio community.

Delaware Decriminalizes Marijuana

December 18, 2015
Being caught with a small amount of marijuana in Delaware will, in most circumstances, no longer come with threats of prison time, hefty fines, or a criminal record.

Cannabix Technologies Testing Marijuana Breathalyzer Prototype

November 20, 2015
With marijuana legalization one big step closer to becoming a reality in Canada, a Vancouver company says it has developed a prototype device for catching drug-impaired drivers.

NJ Man Busted After Pot Found Visibly in Car at Police Station

November 17, 2015
A Toms River, NJ, man who was appearing in traffic court Thursday was arrested after officers found his car illegally parked at the police station with marijuana inside.

Video: Ohio Officer Suspended for Wearing Pro-Pot Pin on Uniform

November 10, 2015
A Vermilion (OH) Police Department captain is suspended from his duties, accused of openly supporting the legalization of marijuana while he was in uniform.

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.

Sheriffs Sue Colorado Over Legal Marijuana

March 6, 2015
Sheriffs from Colorado and neighboring states Kansas and Nebraska say in a lawsuit that Colorado's marijuana law creates a "crisis of conscience" by pitting the state law against the Constitution and puts an economic burden on other states

Colorado Residents File Lawsuit to Block Legal Marijuana

February 20, 2015
Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.

Video: Guard Killed in Marijuana Dispensary Burglary

February 17, 2015
An investigation was underway Tuesday morning after a security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of an illegally operated medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino, Calif., the previous night.

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.

Synthetic Cannabinoids Reagent Kit

September 29, 2014
Sirchie’s new NARK20023 Synthetic Cannabinoids Reagent Kit helps to presumptively identify indole formulations of these dangerous substances through a two-step process. It contains five test kits.

Video: Florida Woman Escapes Handcuffs, Grabs Weed Evidence, Eats It

June 27, 2014
Surveillance video in the back of the police car appeared to catch her escaping handcuffs and eating confiscated pot that police had found in her car.

Florida Woman Escapes Handcuffs, Grabs Weed Evidence, Eats It

June 27, 2014
Surveillance video in the back of the police car appeared to catch her escaping handcuffs and eating confiscated pot that police had found in her car. Read Full Story Here.

Pot Growers Suing Police for Seizing Marijuana Plants

June 26, 2014
From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police in medical marijuana states are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.
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