Florida: County Commissioner Proposes Reducing Sheriff's Budget For Each Pot Bust Made

Reducing the budget would steer the Sheriff's Office toward using its resources on more pressing concerns

FLORIDA: A county commissioner in northern Florida has been talking with local law enforcement officials about ways to reduce the number of marijuana arrests in the county, and he’s come up with a novel approach. As an incentive to get deputies to turn a blind eye to pot, Alachua County Commissioner Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson has proposed Read the full article…

Florida: County Commissioner Proposes Reducing Sheriff's Budget For Each Pot Bust Made

Reducing the budget would steer the Sheriff's Office toward using its resources on more pressing concerns

FLORIDA: A county commissioner in northern Florida has been talking with local law enforcement officials about ways to reduce the number of marijuana arrests in the county, and he’s come up with a novel approach. As an incentive to get deputies to turn a blind eye to pot, Alachua County Commissioner Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson has proposed Read the full article…

Oregon: Mandatory Minimums Repealed For Drug Offenses; Probation Expanded For Marijuana

Strategy Intended To Avert Prison Growth

By Steve Elliott, Hemp News OREGON: The Oregon Legislature has passed a broad criminal justice bill, HB 3194, that is projected to avert all of the state’s anticipated prison growth over the next decade. The bill repeals mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses, and expands the use of presumptive probation in marijuana offenses. The Oregon House Read the full article…

Oregon: Mandatory Minimums Repealed For Drug Offenses; Probation Expanded For Marijuana

Strategy Intended To Avert Prison Growth

By Steve Elliott, Hemp News OREGON: The Oregon Legislature has passed a broad criminal justice bill, HB 3194, that is projected to avert all of the state’s anticipated prison growth over the next decade. The bill repeals mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses, and expands the use of presumptive probation in marijuana offenses. The Oregon House Read the full article…