Colorado marijuana activist arrested in Oklahoma for felony possession with intent to distribute

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:31 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado cannabis activist arrested in Oklahoma on drug charges following a traffic stop claims a state trooper targeted the vehicle she was driving because it had Colorado license plates. Regina…

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Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 4:04 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 4:04 pm By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s new district attorney says he’s recently dropped more than 50 marijuana possession cases. Top prosecutor Larry Krasner told reporters Thursday that his office tossed the cases earlier this week after…

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Melissa Etheridge pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 3:26 pm • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 3:27 pm By The Associated Press BOWBELLS, N.D. — Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. KFYR-TV reports an attorney for the California musician entered the plea on…

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Massachusetts proposes option to expunge marijuana possession records

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 11:09 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts House leaders are proposing a major overhaul the state’s criminal justice laws. The legislation announced on Monday includes tougher penalties for those who in deal in deadly synthetic…

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Another Texas county looks to reduce penalties for marijuana possession

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 1:15 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 1:17 pm By The Associated Press EL PASO, Texas — A new program in western Texas could waive some marijuana charges for community service. The El Paso Times reports that El Paso County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the…

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Mississippi Supreme Court overturns man’s six year marijuana possession sentence

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 11:02 am By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court is reversing a marijuana possession conviction, saying a car passenger didn’t actually possess the drug. The court on Thursday overturned the 2012 conviction of Marvin Carver…

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Third major Texas county reduces penalties for marijuana possession

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 1:14 pm • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 1:14 pm By The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Authorities in Bexar County are seeking to divert misdemeanor offenders, including those found with marijuana, away from jail and instead receive a citation similar to a traffic ticket. District Attorney…

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