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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Passes

November 7, 2018
The proposal to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use was on its way to victory early Wednesday morning, making Michigan the first state in the Midwest to approve legal weed.

Canadian Agency Says 'OK' to Off-Duty Marijuana Use by Officers

October 11, 2018
Chief Charles Bordeleau said that while officers won't be banned from using the drug when they're not on the job—once it becomes legal at the end of October—"an officer needs to be fit for duty when showing up for work."

California Police Concerned About Marijuana Deliveries from Nearby Cities

October 8, 2018
Proposition 64 bars the state from issuing a license to pot shops that have not been given city approval to operate. But city council members throughout the state say that authority is undermined if deliveries are legal statewide.

Canadian Department to Ban Cannabis Use for Officers, Even Off-Duty

September 28, 2018
Any Calgary Police Service members qualified to carry firearms who are capable of being operationally deployed—in other words, called to a scene—will not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in any form.

Toddler Hands New York Trooper a Bag of Drugs During Traffic Stop

September 11, 2018
The New York State Police issued a statement detailing a traffic stop during which a 3-year-old child handed a trooper a bag of marijuana.

NYPD No Longer Arresting Most Pot Smokers

September 4, 2018
There are still cases where officers would arrest pot smokers, such as those with an outstanding warrant, people on parole or probation, those with a history of violence or who are deemed a public threat.

New Hampshire Officers Post Funny Sign at Site of Marijuana Seizure

August 27, 2018
Officers with the Marlborough (NH) Police Department left a sign with a message for the grower of 25 illegal marijuana plants. "Sorry about your luck. Plants may be claimed, in person, at the Marlborough Police Department. Please bring your photo ID."

Legal Weed Putting Some Canadian Police Dogs Out of Work

July 25, 2018
"Our interdiction dogs are often used to form grounds to continue searching or to arrest people," said Staff Sgt. Gary Creed, a senior trainer with the RCMP's police dog service in Innisfail, Alberta., where all of the national police force's dogs are trained. If they are trained to sniff marijuana, some of their evidence would not be admissible in court, he said.

President Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Shrinks

July 6, 2018
The president may make an announcement about his pick as soon as Monday, some speculate.

NYPD Unveils New Policy to “Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests”

June 21, 2018
According to NYPD projections, the new policy will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

Two Hospitalized After Unwittingly Consuming ‘Edibles’

June 14, 2018
Two hotel housekeepers in Vermont were hospitalized Wednesday after they unknowingly ate marijuana edibles.

Minneapolis Police Cease Undercover Marijuana Operations

June 8, 2018
The Minneapolis Police Department has ordered its officers to discontinue sting operations that target “low-level” marijuana possession and sales.

Nebraska State Patrol On Track to Break Marijuana Busts Record

May 11, 2018
The Nebraska State Patrol said they've already confiscated more than 4,500 pounds of marijuana this year and it's only May.

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.

North Carolina Agency Offers Munchies to People Arrested on 4/20 Weed Holiday

April 20, 2018
Photos of a holding cell stocked with Oreos, Coca-Cola and Cha-Ching wavy potato chips in a bowl accompanied the post. A pair of handcuffs was casually placed next to the Oreos.

Trump Administration Ends Crackdown on Legal Marijuana

April 13, 2018
In conversation with Trump this week, Gardner said he was assured that the federal government would not interfere with Colorado's marijuana industry and that Trump would champion a new law that gives states the authority to set their own pot policies.

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.

Former California A.G. Launches Cannabis Company

January 11, 2018
Bill Lockyer has experience fighting Washington on the issue of legal marijuana. He is among a small but growing group of people making the switch from government to the cannabis industry.

NASRO Supports Enforcement of Federal Marijuana Laws

January 8, 2018
NASRO executive director Mo Canady said that his organization believes that the attorney general's decision will make it more difficult for youth to obtain and use marijuana.

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.
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