Man who robbed Bay Area cannabis delivery truck gets 42 months; Judge criticizes prosecutors but acknowledges ‘brazen’ crime

SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area man who admitted to participating in the 2018 robbery of a cannabis delivery truck was sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison Tuesday, by a judge who acknowledged “all of the good work” the defendant has done to better himself since…

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The Real Reasons Why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates in Neighborhoods

Reasons why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates A recent study published in the Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics found that areas with the prevalence of dispensaries saw a decrease in crime in the area. They analyzed crime data from Denver between January 2013 and December 2016. Recreational cannabis sales…

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Why the Global Prohibition of Marijuana is a Crime Against Humanity

Why the “Global Prohibition of Marijuana” is a Crime Against Humanity I was reading an article in Forbes written by Tom Angell about the World Health Organization recommending the rescheduling of marijuana under international treaties. The overall news about the incident is pretty positive. Governments all over the world recognizing…”We…

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Wait, Does Cannabis Use Lead to a Rise in Crime and Violence?

Is Marijuana Use Linked to a Rise in Crime and Violence? A recent Wall Street Journal article attempted to create a link between rising crime levels and violence, and the legalization of cannabis. The article spoke about how cannabis may induce psychosis in some individuals and that these individuals could…

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Colorado’s anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people and driving impairment. The report…

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LAX allows pot in airport but TSA says it’s still a crime

LOS ANGELES — Here’s another thing travelers can consider bringing when a trip takes them through Los Angeles International Airport — marijuana. Just be careful about carrying it onto the plane. A written policy posted by airport police says small amounts of weed may now be brought into one of…

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Study Says Legal Weed Makes Cops More Effective At Solving Crime

Study Says Legal Weed Makes Cops More Effective At Solving Crime Researchers from Washington State University have found that cannabis legalization in Washington and Colorado have produced significant benefits in helping police departments solve other kinds of crime. The study, which was published in the journal Police Quarterly, states that:…

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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…

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