Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced prosecutors are prepared to challenge states that have legalised cannabis. But in some, like California, the battle over its production is raging on.
WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on January 4, 2018, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Sonia Cortés issued a preliminary injunction against multiple defendants, including the landlord of a warehouse in West Sacramento.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not implement a small section in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law.
There’s a harsh downside to the boom in marijuana legalization and use on the West Coast: Illegal marijuana growers are polluting the environment to an alarming degree and threatening the health of people and rare wildlife in the process.
Sacramento is the first municipality to create a chief of cannabis policy and enforcement position at a city level. Joe Devlin started the job last week.
Where medical marijuana is legal, adults are more likely to use the drug illegally and are at an increased risk of cannabis use disorder, according to a new study.
CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt takes a look at the impact marijuana legalization will have on the city of Toronto.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Despite major strides in legalization at the state level, illicit trade still accounts for nearly 90 percent of U.S. cannabis sales on average, according to a recent report on the state of the cannabis industry in North America.
On July 11, 2016, the Arizona Supreme ruled that police may search a person’s home or vehicle based solely on the smell of marijuana.
In Washington State, illegal cultivation of marijuana has taken a sharp decline. According to the Yakima Herald, the number of marijuana plants confiscated by the Drug Enforcement Agency has fallen from 321,583 in 2010 to approximately 57,000 in 2014, an 80 percent decrease over four years.
In an effort to combat the proliferation of illegal marijuana cultivation, one Alaskan state lawmaker has a proposed a bill that would impose financial penalties on illegal grow operations.
In the state of Florida, one state legislator is offering his own answer to the drugged driving question in the form of a bill that would set a blood level limit on individuals driving under the influence of marijuana.
DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Authorities seized as much as $1 million in cash and thousands of marijuana plants from several properties in the Denver area that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into an illegal pot operation.
America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail.
A heightening in news media surrounding legal pot has consequently swept illegal weed activity under the rug. Not for long, though, as illegal sales are still a predominant reality in the underground weed culture.