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Leading US Senators Convene Anti-Marijuana Hearing

Leading US Senators Convene Anti-Marijuana Hearing

Members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, lead by Senate Judiciary Chairman, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) gathered this morning for a hearing titled, “Is the Department of Justice Adequately Protecting the Public from the Impact of State Recreational Marijuana Legalization?”

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Federal Agents Seizing Far Less Marijuana At Southern Border

Federal Agents Seizing Far Less Marijuana At Southern Border

Federal statistics reveal that law enforcement seized an estimated 1.5 million pounds of marijuana at the US/Mexico border in 2015. That total is the lowest amount reported in a decade and continues a steady year-by-year decline in seizure volume that began in 2009, when nearly 4 million tons of cannabis were confiscated.

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Legalizing Marijuana and Your 4th Amendment Protections

Legalizing Marijuana and Your 4th Amendment Protections

The good news is that as we gradually legalize marijuana in more and more states, we are also restoring the right of citizens in those states to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Once marijuana is no longer contraband, the smell of marijuana no longer provides probable cause for a search, whether in...

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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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