Legal Marijuana Makes Law Enforcement Communication Even More Important

Communicating with cops can be funny business

By Andrew Richards, CEO, Spire Secure Logistics The need for different law enforcement agencies to communicate clearly and quickly with each other is obvious to everyone. With a major change in the law, like the legalization of marijuana, the necessity of rapid and clear communication is increased. What happens when communication doesn’t happen? Back in Read the full article…

Calgary Police Log 58% Drop In Illegal Marijuana Grow Op Offences

Law enforcement says legal weed operations are posing a growing challenge for them.

CANADA:  Calgary has seen dramatic drop in arrests, charges and search warrants related to illegal marijuana grow ops since 2009, but legal weed operations are posing a growing challenge for local law enforcement. Offences connected to illegal grow ops plunged 58 per cent, according to police data provided to Metro, but while those numbers have Read the full article…

Law Enforcement In Rhode Island Pushing For Marijuana Law Changes

"People are taking advantage of this program to a level that the General Assembly could never have realized," said Special Assistant Attorney General Joee Lindbeck.

RHODE ISLAND: Law enforcement officials are pushing to amend Rhode Island‘s medical marijuana law to address public safety problems they call unintended consequences of the program, but patient advocates say the changes would jeopardize access to medicine. The attorney general’s office and municipal police chiefs say some licensed cardholders are growing excess amounts of marijuana Read the full article…

Police Groups Furiously Protest Eric Holder’s Marijuana Policy Announcement

The missive was signed by the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, the National Sheriffs’ Association,
the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Narcotic Officers Associations’ Coalition, the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn’t want to give up the fight.