Should smoking a joint be a bigger infraction than possessing a small quantity of marijuana?
Is carrying pot in your pocket less illegal than holding it in your hand?
Is lessening the penalty for open display of marijuana a step toward legalization?
Is it fair that four out of five people arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in New York City last year were people of color? Ream more »
Presuming both houses of the Rhode Island General Assembly cross-approve their matching bills and Gov. Lincoln Chafee signs the bill or takes no action, Rhode Island will become the latest state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Like Rhode Island’s neighbors — Massachusetts and Connecticut — adults caught with less than an ounce of pot would receive a civil citation, similar to a traffic ticket.
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A head shop on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden was raided Wednesday afternoon after several undercover buys for synthetic marijuana were made over the last few weeks. Pleasure Treasures was raided by the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit following several complaints that the drug was being sold from the business in the 500 block of Broad Street, Rob Savage, commander of the Etowah County DEU, said.
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Rhode Island is only a governor’s signature away from joining its neighbors, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as a state where the possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense.
The bill passed in the House by a vote of 50-24 Tuesday night. Its companion bill also passed in the Senate. Ream more »
A man and woman living in a Doylestown Township house with five children ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old were arrested on child endangerment and drug charges after police found a marijuana growing operation in the basement of their home.
Caren Shanfeld, 45, and Francis J. Medvedik, 49, of the 2000 block of Par Drive, were arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Mark Douple in Doylestown Township. Both were released under $100,000 unsecured bail. Ream more »
In a written release from Winhall Police, Sgt. Derrick Tienken reported the group of students were all under the legal drinking age and none claimed ownership of the cooler.
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Township police report five arrests on charges of marijuana possession.
William E. Frank, 22, of Summit was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 202-31 on May 17 at about 11 p.m.
He was also charged with failing to maintain the lamps on his vehicle. Ream more »
U. S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall issued a statement Tuesday regarding enforcement of marijuana laws, claiming that recent media reports “badly distorted” her consistent policies on the matter
“Since taking office, I have repeatedly and consistently articulated the long-standing position of my office regarding enforcement of the marijuana laws. Recent press reports have badly distorted those policies,” she said. Ream more »
Renato DeBartolo must report May 30 to begin serving the sentence that recently was handed down for his conviction for the manufacture of marijuana, according to the U.S. District Court in South Bend. Ream more »
County Supervisors a week ago amended the code enforcement regulations affecting medical marijuana growing, reducing the amount of time a grower has to comply with from as many as 180 days to as few as 30 days. Ream more »