A Bay Area community will require home growers to register with police

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 8:52 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 8:52 am By Joseph Geha, Mercury News A law California voters approved in November 2016 allows state residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for recreational use, but Fremont residents wishing to do just that under Proposition 64…

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Woman cuts off cop, parks in police chief’s spot while smoking weed and talking on phone

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 8:45 am By The Associated Press NORTHPORT, N.Y. — Authorities say a woman arriving at a Long Island court to answer a marijuana possession summons was smoking pot when she parked her vehicle in the local police chief’s spot.…

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Atlanta police chief clarifies: Marijuana is still illegal, even with new ordinance

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city’s…

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ACLU sues Georgia police over “deeply flawed” driving high arrests

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 10:22 am • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 10:24 am By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press A Georgia police department and one of its officers has been sued for arresting three people based on a report by a “drug recognition expert” who accused each of driving under…

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Canadian police ask government to postpone marijuana legalization

Published: Sep 12, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Sep 12, 2017, 4:14 pm By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press TORONTO — Canada’s police services told the Canadian government Tuesday that there is no chance they will be ready to enforce new laws for nationwide legalized marijuana by next summer. The…

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Florida police arrest parents after teacher reports kid’s backpack smells of weed

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 8:03 am By The Associated Press HIALEAH, Fla. — A student’s backpack that smelled like marijuana led police in Florida to his house, where they found a small grow house run by his parents. Now, 41-year-old Rolando Naranjo and…

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Oregon gov, police chief say Sessions’ marijuana claims based on flawed, leaked, draft report

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 9:19 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 10:07 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police responded Tuesday to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which he said cannabis legalization in the state had not…

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Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A former special forces infantryman, who was awarded a Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after…

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Too soon: Police bust marijuana grow of Vermont man who thought state would legalize shortly

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am By The Associated Press ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug. St. Albans police say they came across Michael Marshall while…

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