The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according to data published online in the journal PLoS ONE. “The central finding gleaned from the present study was that MML (medical marijuana legalization) is not predictive of higher crime rates and may be related to reductions in rates of homicide and assault,” authors reported.
Maryland lawmakers have given final approval to legislation to eliminate criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses. The forthcoming law reduces existing penalties for marijuana possession offenses involving ten grams or less from a criminal misdemeanor (presently punishable by arrest, up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, and a criminal record) to a non-arrestable, non-criminal fine-only offense ($100 fine for first-time offenders, $250 for second-time offenders).
In an embarrassing column in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank acts much like a young boy who just saw his first breast.
How can Congress cure political ills? Smoke some marijuana.
Except in this case, the sniggering and giggling juvenile is discussing… marijuana!
Legal marijuana is spreading like a weed […] redefined the meaning of […]
One of the things we knew would be part of the first legalization efforts was that prohibitionists would be poised to pounce on the first idiot to do something stupid in connection with legal marijuana.
And yes, we’ve had our first one: a 19-year-old, after eating a pot cookie, apparently got hostile and jumped off […]