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US Police Made Over 1.5 Million Drug Arrests  in 2012

US Police Made Over 1.5 Million Drug Arrests in 2012

Newly released FBI data shows that US police officers made 1,552,432 drug-related arrests last year.  Marijuana-related crimes account for 48.3% of these arrests. Most marijuana-related arrests were for possession. ...
Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

On Tuesday, a top Justice Department official announced that the federal government is currently talking with bank regulators to determine whether banks in states with legal recreational or medicinal...
Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Starting Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will open landmark hearings that marijuana activists hope will eliminate conflicts between state and federal law when it comes to marijuana legalization. The...
Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, announced that he will hold a meeting to examine “conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.”  Chairman Leahy has invited US Attorney General...
President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

At a press conference on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s deputy press secretary Josh Earnest was asked whether the president’s stance on marijuana had changed. Earnest said Obama “does not,...
New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New federal data shows that black Americans were almost four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 201o, despite the fact that the two...
Americans For Safe Access Files Appeal in Marijuana Rescheduling Case

Americans For Safe Access Files Appeal in Marijuana Rescheduling Case

On Friday, Americans for Safe Access filed a petition with the federal court of appeals in their case that sought to reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance. ...
Discovery Network Launches 2 Marijuana-Related TV Shows

Discovery Network Launches 2 Marijuana-Related TV Shows

This week, the Discovery network will launch a new marijuana-related show, called “Weed Country”.  The show, which premieres at 10 pm on Wednesday, focuses on both sides of the...
US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, a former police chief,  is known for taking a hard stance against marijuana.  Recently, he was interviewed by Maclean’s, a Canadian news website, and...
US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

In their weekly InfoGram newsletter the US Fire Administration has released a warning to members of the Emergency Services Sector about an increase in BHO-related explosions across the US....