Study: Marijuana Regulation Reduces Organized Crime Activity

Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world

NORWAY: The regulation of marijuana for medical purposes is associated in a decrease in violent crimes committed by Mexican drug trafficking organizations, according to data published in The Economic Journal. A team of researchers from Norway and the United States assessed the relationship between medical marijuana regulation and criminal activity (homicides, assaults, and robberies) in Mexican border states. Researchers reported that Read the full article…

For-Profit Medical Marijuana Consultancy Applies for License

To date, only two medical marijuana compassion centers are licensed and operating in Rhode Island.

RHODE ISLAND: Rhode Island authorities are considering a new application for permission to open a medical marijuana consultancy. B & B Consulting bills itself as a first-of-its-kind medical marijuana “evaluation center.”

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is rumored to be proposing major reforms to drug sentencing in the coming weeks, and if a Wednesday interview with NPR is any indication, the changes could signal a pivot from the aggressive policies embraced by the Justice Department.

The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’

The House Judiciary Committee plans to move marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances to regulated substances.

Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word “marijuana” was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality disorder: It’s a go-to pop culture punch line. It’s the foundation of a growing recreational and medicinal industry. Yet according to the ACLU, Read the full article…