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Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.

ACLU Statement on DOJ Decision to Shift Federal Government's Role in State Marijuana Laws

ACLU Statement on DOJ Decision to Shift Federal Government’s Role in State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal.

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Marijuana Reform Advocates Ask Gov. Sununu to Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill

CONCORD, N.H., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, advocates for legalizing and regulating marijuana in New Hampshire sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu asking him to veto HB 215, a bill that would create a study commission to consider marijuana legalization and regulation.

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Report Shows Racial Disparities in Enforcement of California Pot Infractions

In California, blacks and Latinos are more likely to be charged with marijuana infractions despite similar usage rates as whites. In a press release about the new report, the Drug Policy Alliance said “racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted,” despite the 2011 change in California law that reduced penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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