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NORML Blasts Police for Chasing Cannabis Suspect With Bulldozer

State police went grossly overboard in their pursuit of a marijuana suspect whose body was found under a bulldozer that authorities used to search for him, the group said Thursday.

Los Angeles Files Charges Against Dozens of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

City Attorney Mike Feuer said his office has filed 36 criminal cases against a total of 140 defendants associated with 32 cannabis shops and one delivery service.

Feds Refresh California Marijuana Strategy

State and federal officials Tuesday announced they will use $2.5 million in federal money to target illegal grows.

Here’s What Really Happens to Drug Dogs in Legal Cannabis States

No, cannabis legalization does not mean mass execution of K-9 units. We checked.

Trump Vows to Back Law to Protect Legal Cannabis Industry

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night conversation.

Oregon County Aims to Step Up Cannabis Enforcement

The move by the Deschutes County Commissioners marks the latest effort by some Oregon counties to control the legal marijuana industry that they say is growing too fast.

Michigan Shutters 40 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Businesses

Officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they’re expected to issue warnings to hundreds of others.

Sessions: US Prosecutors Won’t Take on Small-Time Cannabis Cases

Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on "routine cases" and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, the attorney general said.

Law Enforcement Slams Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill at Capitol Hearing

For a second straight day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony but took no vote on the measure. A committee chairman said it could come up again Wednesday.

California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

Most of the letters, which threaten civil and criminal penalties, have gone out to retail storefronts and delivery services believed to be operating illegally.

Police Say Hundreds of Illegal Cannabis Shops Operate in LA

Police have shut down eight illegal marijuana shops since Jan. 1, a pace that is unlikely to intensify as the department is focused on curbing violent crimes.

US Postal Service Employees Plead Guilty to Cannabis Theft

USPS employees Laura Mae Campbell and Derek Miller—aka "Chuck the Sniffer"—have pleaded guilty to stealing cannabis from packages.

German Police Group Calls for Decriminalizing Cannabis

The head of the BDK organization, which represents criminal police, says that the group favors a “complete decriminalization of cannabis consumers.”

Bill to Reduce Iowa Cannabis Penalties Faces Uncertain Future

The bill would make first offense possession of 5 grams or less a simple misdemeanor instead of a serious misdemeanor, reducing jail time and court fees.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

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