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Testing Drivers for Marijuana Impairment

Drivers under the influence of THC may suffer from slower reaction time, impaired cognitive performance, and increased risk-taking.

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Washington State Legislation Could Vacate 200,000 Marijuana Convictions

The identical bills, SB 5605 and HB 1500, would require the sentencing court to vacate a conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession if the person applying was 21 or older at the time of the offense.

Georgia Officer Shot, Saved by Vest While Investigating Marijuana Smell at Gas Station

Yother then approached the car and asked for ID. That's when the GBI said a woman in the passenger seat pulled a gun out of the glove box and shot him in the arm. That bullet ricocheted into his chest, where it hit his vest and his cellphone.

Study: Majority of Subjects Killed by Georgia Police Had Drugs in Their System

According to a report by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in nearly 20 percent of the fatal shootings involving police officers since 2012 the subject had methamphetamine in their system.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Passes

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

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

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

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

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

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.