WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to include an amendment introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (R-VT) in the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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TRENTON, N.J., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Office of the Drug Policy Alliance launched its racial justice focused marijuana legalization campaign with a video produced by Brave New Films.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday has sent ripples through America’s political system, and those ripples will likely extend to a major Supreme Court marijuana case this Friday.
According to a 5-2 ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, police officers cannot pull over drivers because they smell like marijuana.
In a 6-0 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that patients can be fired by employers for using medical marijuana, despite the fact that both medical and recreational marijuana are legal within the state.
A proposed Illinois bill currently in the Senate would amend the state’s Cannabis Control Act, reducing penalties for small amounts of cannabis. And the act just might be the change Illinois needs to address racial disparities in arrests and incarceration.
Federal and state civil forfeiture laws permit government agents to seize the property of a business acquired, even indirectly, from the proceeds of criminal activity.