Cops storm shop where police incriminated on tape previously

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 5:54 pm By Scott Schwebke, Orange County Register SANTA ANA, Calif. – Sky High Holistic, a medical-marijuana dispensary that gained national attention after Santa Ana police officers were caught on video eating snacks there during a 2015 raid, was…

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ACLU demands Denver police stop targeting and ejecting suspected marijuana users from parks

Published: Jan 25, 2017, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2017, 5:08 pm By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post The ACLU of Colorado demanded the Denver Parks Department stop enforcing a directive authorizing police to eject people suspected of illegal drug activity from city parks, saying it targets homeless people…

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Ringing in 2017 in Las Vegas? Police send warnings about public pot use

Published: Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 am • Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 am By Michelle Rindels, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Police will fan out in force both in uniform and undercover to keep crowds safe during Las Vegas’ extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration, authorities said Thursday. Law enforcement…

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Cannabis is this remote Indian village’s only livelihood. But machete-wielding police are problematic

Published: Dec 5, 2016, 8:36 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2016, 8:36 am By Rishabh R. Jain, The Associated Press MALANA, India — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas. Nestled at 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) between…

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Ohio police shooting: Jury can hear about pot in slain man’s car, judge rules

Published: Oct 28, 2016, 9:16 am • Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 9:16 am By Dan Sewell, The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The defense for a white former police officer charged with murder can tell jurors about marijuana found in the car driven by the unarmed black man he fatally shot…

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Local police dub California marijuana legalization as ‘Trainwreck,’ urging no vote on Prop. 64

Published: Oct 17, 2016, 9:21 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2016, 9:24 am By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Several Humboldt County law enforcement heads and an education official have come out against California’s marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64 this week, claiming that it would endanger children and drivers, increase drug-related…

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This country’s police have destroyed 2.4 million marijuana plants since June

Published: Oct 10, 2016, 9:04 am • Updated: Oct 10, 2016, 9:04 am By The Associated Press TIRANA, Albania — Albanian police say they have seized and destroyed 2.4 million marijuana plants discovered in the country this year. Police Chief Haki Cako said Friday that the 219 hectares (540 acres)…

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Larger stash space: Denver police need more room, money for seized marijuana since legalization

Published: Sep 29, 2016, 5:20 pm • Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 7:30 am By Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Denver Police Department has struggled to stash the weed its narcotics officers confiscate. Now, the department is asking Denver City Council to approve $…

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