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Australian Report Assesses Diversion for Cannabis Offenses

Have you ever been cautioned or warned for a minor cannabis possession instead of being hauled into court on a formal charge? Chances are that…

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.

After Legalization, Nevada Authorities Take Uneven Approach to Cannabis Enforcement

Law enforcement officials in Nevada are split about whether to prosecute marijuana possession cases since a newly approved Nevada initiative will make adult-use cannabis legal in less than six weeks.

Can You Get Away With Mailing Cannabis Through the USPS?

Learn about the relationship between the United States Postal Service and drug shippers, and find out how laws affect those thinking of mailing cannabis.

Republican Voters Favor Cannabis Legalization for the First Time

It's a huge step forward for a party that still officially refuses to acknowledge even the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

‘Nub-Kicking’ Cops No Longer Harassing Southern California Dispensaries

Three police officers who were caught ridiculing an amputee and noshing snacks during a dispensary raid are no longer working for the Santa Ana Police Department.

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