Crime

A New Study Suggests Legalization Makes Police More Effective, Since They Aren’t Focused On Cannabis Crimes
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A New Study Suggests Legalization Makes Police More Effective, Since They Aren’t Focused On Cannabis Crimes

Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State University. “Our models show no negative effects of legalization and, instead, indicate that crime clearance rates for at least some […]

No, CBD Is Not ‘Legal In All Fifty States’
Crime Health

No, CBD Is Not ‘Legal In All Fifty States’

An Indiana man was overwhelmed with emotion this week when a county court dismissed his case. Mamadou Ndiaye was facing jail time and a $1,000 fine for marijuana possession. But Ndiaye possessed only CBD oil – a substance that was legalized by the state legislature last month. Thanks to the […]

If You Smoke Cannabis, You Cannot Buy Guns
Crime

If You Smoke Cannabis, You Cannot Buy Guns

Last spring, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that the ban on medical cannabis card holders buying guns is not a violation of their constitutional rights. After a couple victories in US federal courts cannabis users were dealt a harsh blow, this last week. The 9th Circuit Court (which presides over […]