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Indiana AG Says Cops Can Seize CBD Oil—Unless It’s for Epilepsy

Attorney General Curtis Hill says police officers can seize any "substance containing cannabidiol — or anything packaged as such."

Jury Acquits ‘Nice Guy’ Who Admitted Selling Cannabis to a Cop

Last month I watched a trial jury do the right thing and let a defendant go free—despite the fact that, by the strict letter of the law, the man was guilty.

Indiana Prosecutors Insist Cannabis ‘Is Not Medicine’

The prosecutors' claims are at odds with scientific studies that have found marijuana can treat chronic pain and ease nausea from chemotherapy.

Warning of Marijuana Halloween Candy Derided as Scare Tactic

Cannabis candy has become the new "razor blades in the apples" Halloween urban myth, with police sharing the message despite a lack of any known cases.

Undercover Agents Arrest San Diego Cannabis Delivery Drivers

San Diego area cannabis-delivery services went on lockdown this week following a law enforcement sting on local delivery operations that put at least six drivers behind bars.

California County Supervisors Declare Cannabis Cultivation Emergency

The Siskiyou County sheriff is proposing that the county declare a local emergency and seek state and federal help to crack down on illegal cannabis growers.

San Diego Sets Sights on Illegal Delivery Services

After a year and a half of going after unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, San Diego authorities are stepping up enforcement against illegal delivery services.

Deputies Kill Northern California Illegal Marijuana Grower

Northern California authorities have shot and killed an illegal marijuana grower they say confronted sheriff's deputies with a gun.

Australian Report Assesses Diversion for Cannabis Offenses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A marijuana-derived oil that’s used as medicine for treating people with epilepsy is illegal in Indiana with one limited exception, the state’s…

Seattle Officials Drop Enforcement Actions Against Hempfest

Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine against the nonprofit organization that runs HempFest, the annual summer marijuana celebration.

Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

One continuing hurdle for law enforcement is the lack of a reliable scientific test, similar to a breath test for alcohol, to measure THC impairment.

San Diego DA’s Exit is a Celebration for All, Especially Cannabis Advocates

Legalization advocates (and a jazz band) gathered in San Diego to celebrate the departure of DA Bonnie Dumanis, who took a harsh stance on cannabis.

Air Fresheners as Probable Cause? A New Jersey Lawyer Talks Garden State Cannabis Arrests

When it comes to cannabis in New Jersey, any amount could land you in jail for 6 months with a major fine - even half a joint or shake.

Michigan Police May Get $8.8M to Increase Cannabis Enforcement

The department has a checkered past with cannabis patients, with the Michigan State Crime Lab altering evidence to allow prosecutors to charge patients with felonies.

California Assembly OKs Bill to Prevent Cooperation With Feds on Enforcement

Despite pushback from law enforcement groups, lawmakers moved forward with a bill to prevent police from assisting with a federal cannabis crackdown.

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