NC racial equity task force proposes changes on marijuana, police use of force and more

?North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s task force on racial equity released dozens of recommendations Dec. 14, 2020, in a report that called for widespread changes to address racial bias within the state’s policing and criminal justice systems. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article247839545.html More from The News & Observer: Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2PqkZ1q Twitter: https://twitter.com/newsobserver…

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Arizona State Prosecutor May Force MMJ Patients to Smoke Cannabis in Order to Medicate

Shelia Polk wants your kids to smoke pot! If you’re not aware of the story about Shelia Polk, she is a State Prosecutor in Arizona that made it her personal mission to undermine the legal rights of cannabis users in her state. The current case she is trying to win…

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Denver crackdown on marijuana tour buses heads to court while city task force says “legalize it.”

Two months after undercover Denver police officers led a raid on marijuana party buses, the case is heading toward a trial. The tour buses, which are still operating, allow paying customers to use cannabis while they ride between dispensaries and other destinations. After running for years with little trouble, buses…

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Don’t drive high this 4/20: discounted Lyft and Uber rides, cops out in “full force”

As prices surge, holiday weekends = weekends that Uber and Lyft rob America. With police out in full force this 4/20 weekend, a safe ride is 100 percent worth the cost — and the two car rideshare giants are taking the edge off by offering discounts for those celebrating/rallying for…

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Don’t drive high this 4/20: discounted Lyft and Uber rides, cops out in “full force”

As prices surge, holiday weekends = weekends that Uber and Lyft rob America. With police out in full force this 4/20 weekend, a safe ride is 100 percent worth the cost — and the two car rideshare giants are taking the edge off by offering discounts for those celebrating/rallying for…

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Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have cropped up throughout the state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s $…

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Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Air Force vet: Cannabis combats my PTSD ‘100 times better’ than pharmaceuticals

Published: Jul 25, 2016, 6:35 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 2:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff During Stephen Otero’s 11½ years in the Air Force, it was always easier being on duty in combat than being home. A combat photographer, Otero deployed with the Army and Marines…

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