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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Police chief says marijuana laws difficult and expensive to enforce

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm By John Jackson, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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Dallas police to treat less than 4 ounces of weed as misdemeanor

Published: Apr 13, 2017, 8:52 am • Updated: Apr 13, 2017, 8:52 am By The Associated Press DALLAS — Dallas police this fall will start issuing misdemeanor citations and releasing some people found with less than 4 ounces (about 113 grams) of marijuana. The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved…

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California police not down with Gov. Brown’s marijuana plan

Published: Apr 6, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Apr 6, 2017, 9:00 am By Michael R. Blood and Paul Elias, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California law enforcement officials objected Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed streamlining of the state’s marijuana regulations, saying his plan could endanger public safety.…

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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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