Police Report A Pot Possession Incident Every 9 Minutes In Canada

There were 251 charges per 100,000 population in 2014, far above the Canadian average of 79.

CANADA: Police deal with a marijuana possession incident every nine minutes in Canada, according to 2014 figures, but a CBC News analysis found that where you live plays a big role in determining whether you would have faced criminal charges. Kelowna, B.C., tops the list of 34 Canadian cities for the highest per capita rate of marijuana Read the full article…

Proposal To Limit Prosecutions Of Marijuana Cases In Brooklyn

The policy is part of a broader push on the part of Mr. Thompson, who took office this year, to look at alternatives to court for low-level offenders

NEW YORK:  The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will stop prosecuting people arrested on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a confidential policy proposal that the district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, sent to the New York Police Department this month. The policy is part of a broader push on the part of Mr. Read the full article…

Athens Georgia Rally To Support Marijuana Reform Scheduled For April 28th

During the rally, Bell hopes to bring attention to the harm marijuana prohibition is causing in the state. Guest speakers from various organizations also will participate.

GEORGIA: A rally to show public support for marijuana law reform will be hosted by the Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Athens City Hall on College Avenue. Georgia CARE Director James Bell more than 30,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in Georgia each year, which diverts resources Read the full article…

Louisiana Marijuana Bill Suggests Lessening Penalties On Offenders

House Bill 14, which is authored by State Representative Austin Badon, goes before committee the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice.

  LOUISIANA:  Thursday at the state Capitol, Louisiana lawmakers will be considering one of as many as 10 bills dealing with marijuana. House Bill 14, which is authored by State Representative Austin Badon, goes before committee the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice. The bill would dramatically lessen criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession. Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Touching The Idaho Border

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

IDAHO:  With the recent legalization of marijuana in neighboring states, the impact is being felt in Idaho. Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant Winas, explained that, “the biggest thing is somebody that goes to one of these where its(marijuana) is legal , they buy it, they smoke it or whatever and then they come back to our Read the full article…

Keep The Marijuana In The Trunk, Colorado Law Enforcers Say

The law requires that marijuana in vehicles on public roadways or right-of-ways be in a sealed container and that the seal should not be broken.

COLORADO:  When it comes to a new Colorado law that covers having marijuana in vehicles, lawyers and law enforcement officers have some advice: Don’t try to decipher it. Just keep the weed in the trunk. The new law, SB-283, goes into effect Wednesday when recreational marijuana becomes legal, but some of those charged with enforcing the Read the full article…