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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

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…

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.

Want to Solve America’s Public Defender Crisis? Stop Arresting People for Cannabis

Arrests for cannabis possession outnumber all violent crime arrests combined. It's contributing to a constitutional crisis.

Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach

Increasingly, authorities who turn up at cannabis raids are more likely to be armed with clipboards than submachine guns. What changed?

Feds Still Jail More People for Cannabis Than Heroin

But there's a silver lining: The number of people sentenced for federal cannabis-related crimes has dropped for the fifth year in a row.

DEA Annual Report Finds Decline in Smuggling, Teen Use, and Prosecution

A new report from the DEA has a few items catching the eye of cannabis advocates around the country.

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