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Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime, Study Finds

US police spend five hours per week, per officer—$13.7 billion each year—on marijuana crimes.

Niagara Senior Arrested for 1,200 Cannabis Plants, Claims Personal Use

A search warrant was issued based on the strong smell of cannabis emanating from his house.

Alaska Officials Clash Over Cannabis Investigations

Alaska marijuana regulators expressed frustration this week with the limited cooperation they say they're receiving with investigations from the state Department of Public Safety.

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Legal Immigrants in Cannabis Industry

“Even if you have had a green card for 20 years, you had better not work in any aspect of this industry and you better not use marijuana,” one immigration attorney said.

Los Angeles to Erase 50,000 Criminal Cannabis Convictions

Los Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 past criminal cannabis convictions.

LA Could Spend Millions to Tackle Illegal Cannabis Market

Industry officials welcomed the plan. By some estimates, up to 80% of the sales in the state still are under the table, snatching profits from legal storefronts.

Police Sued Over Bulldozer Chase That Killed Cannabis Suspect

The chase developed as Greg Longenecker, 51, a short-order cook and avid vegetable gardener, tended 10 marijuana plants in a small clearing near Reading, Pennsylvania.

Feds Say Illegal California Cannabis Grow Was Funded by Chinese

The case is the latest where overseas money backed illicit cannabis-growing operations in places where the plant is legal for adults, prosecutors said.

Know Before You Go: A SXSW Guide to Texas Cannabis Laws

Texas has some of the most restrictive cannabis laws in the country, but Austin likes to party. If you choose to consume, do so wisely.

Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways

Conflicting federal and state laws mean police are seizing products that can’t get anyone high.

The US Surgeon General Just Tweeted WHAT About Cannabis?

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams recently used his official Twitter account to make a startling claim about cannabis. It wasn't the first time.

The Latest Cannabis Bill in Congress Would Do More Than Just Legalize

A new cannabis legalization bill already has the support of leading 2020 presidential challengers.

Stop of Fake Arizona Delivery Van Nets Cannabis Seizure, Arrest

State Department of Transportation officers seized a half-ton of marijuana after stopping what proved to be a fake delivery van in the state's far northwestern corner.

How Does Law Enforcement Know Your Cannabis Is Legal? Keep Your Receipt

How Does Law Enforcement Know if Your Cannabis Is Legal?

National Expungement Week Cleans Up Records Across US

Several organizations are offering free legal advice in 13 cities to help people remove cannabis convictions from their records.

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