Police Chief: Legalize Marijuana, Use Tax Revenue To Fund Drug Treatment

Police Chief Koval said he would like to see the state “acknowledge the failure” of marijuana prohibition and instead focus on the “infinite amount of challenges” posed by drugs such as heroin.

WISCONSIN:  Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses Read the full article…

Marijuana Ticketing Decision Up To Government: Canada’s Police Chiefs

The head of Canada’s police chiefs says there have been talks with members of government about letting police hand out tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

CANADA:  The head of Canada’s police chiefs says there have been talks over the past year with a number of members of government about letting police hand out tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Last year members of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police passed a resolution in favour of the Read the full article…