178 fake IDs taken since January 2017 from Breckenridge marijuana shops

Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven’t gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since Jan. 2017, according to the town’s municipal court. The numbers vary widely…

Continue reading

Crime Has Dropped 20% in Uruguay Since Cannabis Was Legalized

Real Life Example of Cannabis Reducing Crime For the longest time cannabis advocates have been pointing out the correlation between reduced crime rates and legalization. For many years, prohibitionists have refuted the idea claiming that “by increasing access to intoxicants, you won’t reduce crime”, however today we have a real…

Continue reading

Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people without charging them with a crime

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 1:11 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Drug Enforcement Administration takes billions of dollars in cash from people who are never charged with criminal activity, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.…

Continue reading

‘No one has done this in Oregon since liquor Prohibition’: Cities setting rules after opting in to legal weed

Published: Nov 21, 2016, 9:40 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 9:40 am By Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — About 30 counties and cities in the state approved some type of Oregon marijuana business in the 2016 election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules…

Continue reading

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)…

Continue reading

Illinois medical marijuana sales top $20M since program began in 2015

Published: Oct 5, 2016, 8:33 am • Updated: Oct 5, 2016, 8:33 am By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois medical marijuana sales reached more than $ 3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout the state. The state released new monthly sales figures Wednesday. September’s sales figures bring…

Continue reading

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 $…

Continue reading