DEA Report: Uptick In Marijuana Seizures In 2016

Pot Dispensary Raid on 4/20

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops reported by the US Drug Enforcement Administration rose in 2016, according to annual data compiled by the agency. According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, law enforcement confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the Read the full article…

Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Bans Police Stops Solely For Suspected Marijuana

“Permitting police to stop a vehicle based on reasonable suspicion that an occupant possesses marijuana does not serve [the] objectives” of the law change, Justice Margot Botsford wrote for the majority.

MASSACHUSETTS: In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot stop motorists solely because they suspect the vehicle’s occupants are in possession of the drug. The Supreme Judicial Court based its 5-2 ruling largely on a measure that voters approved in 2008 that Read the full article…

SCOTUS Rules Police Have To Return Drugs Taken From Medicinal Marijuana Patients

Without comment the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to disturb state court rulings that said medical marijuana patients whose drugs are taken by police are entitled to get them back.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Cops take your pot? They’ve got to give it back if you’ve got a medical marijuana card – even one from another state. Without comment the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to disturb state court rulings that said medical marijuana patients whose drugs are taken by police are entitled to get them Read the full article…

Washington Liquor Control Board Joins The DEA/Cops In Ability To Confiscate And Destroy Marijuana

Back to the future? Newly adopted Liquor Board rules give LCB agents rights of confiscation.

WASHINGTON:  In a late email Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has given it’s officers the legal right to confiscate and order destroyed marijuana produced in excess of what a grower, producer or retailer is licensed to have. The newly adopted rules also state that LCB enforcers can take or order destroyed Read the full article…

How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police

The first magic words can set you free. Simply ask,

“AM I FREE TO GO?”

If you use pot you are a criminal. This is true even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation to try and stop you (though state Read the full article…