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Report: Criminal Justice Referrals Still Driving Marijuana ‘Treatment’ Admissions

Report: Criminal Justice Referrals Still Driving Marijuana ‘Treatment’ Admissions

In the years 2003 through 2013, 52 percent of people in drug treatment for marijuana as their ‘primary substance of abuse’ were referred by the criminal justice system. Of those, almost half (44 percent) entered treatment as a component of their probation or parole.

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Nation’s Capital: Massive Reduction In Marijuana Arrests

Nation’s Capital: Massive Reduction In Marijuana Arrests

New data released by the Washington, D.C. police indicate that there has been a massive reduction of marijuana-related arrests in the nation's capital. Astoundingly, there has been almost a 100% decrease in marijuana arrests one year after 70% of the District's voters chose to end marijuana prohibition.

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Report: One In Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time For Marijuana Offenses

Report: One In Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time For Marijuana Offenses

Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau of Prisons and the United State’s Sentencing Commission and published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

As first reported on by Marijuana.com, a Justice Department internal memo distributed to U.S. House Representatives last year, misinformed members on the scope of a medical marijuana amendment they were voting on.

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Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

Congress Misled by Justice Department on Marijuana Vote

As first reported on by Marijuana.com, a Justice Department internal memo distributed to U.S. House Representatives last year, misinformed members on the scope of a medical marijuana amendment they were voting on.

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Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Banking Bill

Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Banking Bill

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 today in favor of an amendment to allow state-compliant marijuana businesses to engage in relationships with financial institutions.

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Florida: Largest County Depenalizes Marijuana Possession Offenses

Commissioners for Miami-Dade county voted 10 to 3 this week in favor of a countywide ordinance to treat marijuana possession offenses involving 20 grams or less as a civil infraction, punishable by a $100 fine -- no arrest, no criminal prosecution, no incarceration, and no criminal record. The new ordinance takes effect late...

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Shona Banda: The Latest Victim of Mean-Spirited Bureaucrats

Shona Banda: The Latest Victim of Mean-Spirited Bureaucrats

Shona Banda suffers from Crohn’s disease, and has found, as have many Crohn’s sufferers, that medical marijuana provides her with effective relief and allows her to manage her illness and live a somewhat normal life. Specifically, Banda uses cannabis oil. The problem is she lives in, Garden City, Kansas, a state that does not...

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Arizona: Government Money Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Arizona: Government Money Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Yavapai County Prosecutor Using Government Money To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

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Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Alaska and Oregon, where marijuana is now legal, canceling the use (and expense) of maintaining and employing cannabis sniffing canines.

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