7 protesters arrested for handing out free joints near U.S. Capitol

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 10:14 am • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 1:27 pm By Ben Nuckols, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The conflict between federal and local laws on marijuana played out in the shadow of the Capitol on Thursday, when seven pro-pot activists were arrested for doing something that’s…

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Two arrested after gunfire near Denver’s 4/20 celebration; no one hurt

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 7:29 pm • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 7:38 pm By Kieran Nicholson and Jon Murray, The Denver Post A brief gunfire incident occurred early Thursday evening near the annual 4/20 cannabis celebration in downtown Denver. Police said nobody was hurt, and officers arrested two people soon after…

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I Got Arrested Last Night For 5 Grams Of Cannabis

Governor Bill Haslams Idea of Justice In A Pot-free Tennessee  Two nights ago I had the pleasantry of making myself acquainted with the inside of the Moore County Jail in Lynchburg, TN. My charges? Simple possession of a class VI controlled substance, (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  That’s right-…

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Man arrested in ‘HOLLYWeeD’ prank. Here’s what Tommy Chong says about it

Published: Jan 10, 2017, 6:52 am • Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 6:25 pm By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police have made a “HOLLYWeeD” bust. Related: After ‘HollyWeeD’ prank, could the iconic sign get an extra security boost?Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was arrested Monday, just over a…

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‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 8:24 am • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 8:24 am By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities say a man known as the “Godfather of Grass” has been arrested in Canada after eight years on the run. The U.S. Marshals Service says authorities sought John Robert…

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Canada battles illegal pot shops popping up all over; ‘Prince of Pot’ arrested

Published: Dec 19, 2016, 7:06 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 7:07 pm By The Associated Press MONTREAL — Montreal police have launched raids against illegal cannabis stores opened one day earlier by the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie. Emery and his wife were among…

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Man arrested after trying to trade marijuana for a snowmobile on Craigslist

Published: Oct 18, 2016, 9:22 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2016, 1:42 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities say they have arrested a man who arranged to trade a pound of marijuana for a snowmobile that was posted for sale on Craigslist by an Oregon State Police…

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New Orleans City Council Doesn’t Want People Arrested For Personal Marijuana Possession

Arresting someone for marijuana is inhumane, can ruin the person’s life in the blink of an eye, and costs the arresting agency a ton of money. I’m not sure how much a marijuana arrest costs in all municipalities, but many of the figures I’ve seen put a marijuana arrest for…

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If Marijuana Legalization Is On The Way In Canada, Why Are People Still Being Arrested?

In 2015 Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister of Canada, which was considered by many to be the top marijuana reform moment of the year. Justin Trudeau campaigned on a pro-marijuana legalization platform, and stated during his campaign that if he were elected, he would get to work on legalization…

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Bernie Sanders On MSNBC: ‘It Is Absurd’ That Millions Have Been Arrested For Marijuana

Just before heading on to the Senate floor to deliver a speech on removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, Bernie Sanders stopped by Thomas Roberts’ show on MSNBC to supposedly answer questions about marijuana. He ended up having to fend off horse race questions regarding his opponent Hillary Clinton…

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