Why Cannabis Legalization Did Not Reduce Minority Arrests

Why Cannabis Legalization didn’t reduce Minority Arrests One of the big promises that cannabis activists believed would happen post-legalization was the reduction in minority arrests. Now, after cannabis has been legalized as a recreational substance in numerous states, we have seen a slight decrease in arrests (some might argue an…

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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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California’s cannabis farms under scrutiny to reduce their environmental impact

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm By Louis Hansen, The Cannifornian Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to…

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DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 1:20 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intends to decrease the amount of marijuana it allocates for federally approved research. The DEA has released its proposed 2018 aggregate production quotas (APQ) for substances…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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Wisconsin Republican joins Democratic bid to reduce weed penalties

Published: May 30, 2017, 2:28 pm • Updated: May 30, 2017, 2:28 pm By Cara Lombardo, The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A Republican state lawmaker joined three Democrats in a longshot effort to loosen the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in Wisconsin. Rep. Adam Jarchow, of Balsam…

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