People of Color Are Still Disproportionately Targeted for Cannabis Arrests in New York, Despite Legalization on the Horizon

New York legalized marijuana this year but the NYPD continued to make pot-related arrests, according to fresh data released this month. The figures show that police in America’s largest city made 163 marijuana arrests in the first quarter of 2021 across the five boroughs, with the overwhelming majority involving people…

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Malta Marijuana Arrests are Going Through the Roof So They Have to Change the Rules Now

Malta still frowns upon the use of cannabis for any reason whatsoever. It is not unusual for a police officer to charge citizens with cannabis possession regardless of the quantity found or, whether or not the suspect has an intent to use. In fact, the Justice ministry of Malta reports…

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Marijuana Arrests on a Decline for the First Time in 4 Years – More Work Needs to Be Done

A new federal report revealed some good news: for the first time in 4 years, cannabis arrests in the United States started declining. It was surprising to see that from 2016 onwards, the years when more states began legalizing cannabis, the marijuana-related arrests online continued to spike. But based on…

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FBI Data Shows Pot Arrests Decline But Still Outnumber Busts For Violent Crimes

New data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday shows that arrests for marijuana offenses declined for the first time in four years in 2019, but still exceeded the number of arrests for all violent crimes combined. The data, as recorded by the national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)…

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Racial Bias In Pots Arrests Still Prevalent In D.C. Despite Legalization

Five years after the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C., racial bias is still prevalent in arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis of police records by the Washington Post. Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 90% of those arrested for cannabis-related crimes in Washington, D.C.…

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Police Raid Magic Mushroom Church – No Arrests, But Leave with $200,000 Cash, Cannabis, and Mushrooms

Latest Raid on Only Magic Mushroom Church in US has us asking… “Don’t they have something better to do? On August 13th, 2020 – Oakland Police and Fire Department marched their way into Zide Door Church of Entheogenic Plants to raid their stock of “magic mushrooms” and to break open…

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State confiscates nearly 1 million marijuana plants, arrests 148 in 2019 effort to combat illegal grows

LOS ANGELES — State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday the arrests of 148 people so far this year during the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Program enforcement effort, the nation’s largest such multi-agency eradication program. During this year’s effort, CAMP personnel also eradicated 953,459 marijuana plants from 345 raided grow…

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