Police Report A Pot Possession Incident Every 9 Minutes In Canada

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

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

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

  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

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

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…