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Denver FBI honors youth program partly funded by pot taxes

Denver FBI Honors Youth Program Partly Funded by Pot Taxes

Denver FBI Honors Youth Program Partly Funded by Pot Taxes

The Denver FBI honored a youth dropout prevention group Thursday, apparently without realizing it is partially funded with taxes from the marijuana industry.


FBI Statistics Show Marijuana Arrests Dropped in 2015

In 2015, U.S. arrests for simple possession of marijuana dropped to their lowest level in 19 years, according to the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. New data from the FBI showed a 7 percent slip between 2014 and 2015, when 574,641 were arrested for simple possession. The 2015 figure sits at the end of a 25 percent slide from 2007.

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FBI Reports Marijuana Busts Increased in 2014 for First Time Since 2009

According to statistics included in the just-released Uniform Crime Report compiled by the FBI about all crimes in the United States, there were 700,993 marijuana-related arrests made last year, up from 693,058 in 2013.


FBI Targets UFCW Cannabis Division Organizer

On Aug. 10, 2015, the FBI filed a criminal complaint against United Food and Commercial Workers organizer Dan Rush, alleging that he took bribes and kickbacks and rigged the union organizing process. Rush has been a central figure in efforts by the UFCW’s Cannabis Division to organize legal marijuana workers.

Medbox Adds Former FBI Assistant Director of Security to Its Board

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Medbox, Inc. (OTCQB: MDBX), a leading dispensary infrastructure/licensing specialist, patented technology provider, and partner to the cannabis industry, is proud to announce the addition of Ms. Jennifer S. Love, a former senior executive of the FBI, to its Board of Directors.


FBI May Go Softer on Pot

Current FBI Policy holds that the Bureau stands for a drug free society and workplace. This means that anybody who has smoked pot in the past three years (or used any other illegal drug including anabolic steroids in the past ten) does not even make it to an interview. Self-acknowledged pot smokers like Steve Jobs, Carl Sagan or Francis Crick may not have been interested in working for the FBI; however, the FBI may well have wanted such employees had they realized the benefits.