Crime

Man Serving Life Sentence for Marijuana Granted Parole

Man Serving Life Sentence for Marijuana Granted Parole

Jeff Mizanskey, the only man in Missouri serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a nonviolent marijuana offense has been paroled and will be released from...
Suspended Santa Ana Police Officers Say Video of Them Eating Marijuana Edibles During Dispensary Raid Violates Their Privacy

Suspended Santa Ana Police Officers Say Video of Them Eating Marijuana Edibles During Dispensary Raid Violates Their Privacy

In May, three Santa Ana police officers were caught on surveillance video eating medibles and mocking medical marijuana patients during a dispensary raid. Those officers, who were suspended following...
$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

Last week, Sheriffs seized over $26.5 million worth of marijuana plants in Humboldt County, CA, an area known for housing many of the state’s largest marijuana growing operations. The...
Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Grand Rapids, Michigan voters voted to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in 2012. The law allowed those caught possessing small amounts of marijuana to pay a civil infraction rather than...
Santa Ana Police Officers Caught Eating Edibles, Mocking Amputee During Medical Marijuana Dispensary Raid

Santa Ana Police Officers Caught Eating Edibles, Mocking Amputee During Medical Marijuana Dispensary Raid

Surveillance video shows a raid conducted by Santa Ana, California police officers at an unlicensed marijuana dispensary last month. The edited video shows officers telling everyone to get on...
10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

According to the Las Vegas Police Department, 10 people were arrested this past weekend at Hempcon. Hempcon is a three day medical marijuana education convention. Vendors at 5 booths...
Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, CA have been charged as part of a marijuana smuggling ring. According to US Attorney Melinda Haag, the baggage handlers...
Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

A northern Indiana judge has denied a request to lessen marijuana possession charges against a Rastafari man based on faith. 30-year-old Jerome Scott was charged with felony marijuana possession...
Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple life sentences in prison after police discovered marijuana in his home.  44-year-old Michael Bourbonais was arraigned Thursday for two counts of distribution of...
Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments...