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Sirchie Announces Hemp/CBD Screening Test

Sirchie LLC has launched the NARK II Hemp/CBD Screening Test. This presumptive field test will help law enforcement determine if an unknown substance is legal hemp/CBD or contains high enough levels of THC to merit further testing.

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Colorado Officer Accused of Distributing Seized Marijuana

An officer with the Rocky Ford (CO) Police Department has been charged with allegedly distributing about a pound of marijuana he confiscated while on duty late last year.

California Police Getting Closer to Deploying Marijuana Breathalyzers

Police agencies in California are getting closer to acquiring and deploying new technology that can reportedly detect the presence of TCH in the system of drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

Federal LEO Retires After Testing Positive for THC from CBD Product

A federal law enforcement officer chose to retire after he reportedly failed a drug test after using a cannabidiol (CBD) product to relieve severe lower back pain.

Australian Teen Driver in a Cloud of Marijuana Smoke Rams Patrol Vehicle

An Australian driver—whose vehicle was filled with a thick cloud of marijuana smoke—rammed a patrol vehicle during a vehicle pursuit about 25 miles from Melbourne.

Enforcing the Wild West of Weed

Legalizing marijuana is requiring law enforcement to rethink and retool its drug enforcement efforts.

Illinois Now 11th State to Allow Recreational Marijuana

Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged.

Former Oklahoma Officer Opens Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A former officer with the Antlers (OK) Police Department has opened a medical marijuana dispensary in hopes of giving people an alternative pain and PTSD relief, replacing prescription opioids.

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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.