Why Have Cannabis Arrests Increased as More States Legalize Marijuana?

Why Have Cannabis Arrests Increased? How ironic is it that support for cannabis is at an all-time high, and cannabis is legal in more places than ever, yet marijuana arrests continue to go up? There is clearly something wrong with the picture. That’s even worse considering that cannabis-related arrests were…

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Cannabis Use Linked To Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

Cannabis Use Linked To Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients Prohibitionists love to spread misinformation about the harms of cannabis use, even going as far as ensuring the studies on pot reveal negative results. And while some people claim that cannabis use increases the risk for heart attacks or…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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Group determines Washington state youth cannabis use hasn’t increased

Published: Sep 5, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Sep 5, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press SEATTLE — Analysis by a group of Washington state marijuana experts has found that youth use of marijuana, and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after the state’s legalization of marijuana for adults. The…

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Not Your Mom’s Pot: How Increased Potency Has Changed Marijuana Consumption

There are nine states planning to vote on marijuana initiatives this November. Many of those states show a wide support for passing legalization – for both recreational and medical proposals. States that have already legalized are seeing a large number of their consumers  be older generation users, who may have…

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FBI Reports Annual Marijuana Arrests In U.S. Increased Last Year For The First Time Since 2009

The annual number of arrests for marijuana offenses in the U.S. increased last year for the first time since 2009, according to the Uniform Crime Report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An estimated 700,993 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana-related offenses in 2014 — up from 693,058 in…

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Marijuana Law Changes Not Associated With Increased Teen Use In Washington

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Changes in marijuana laws are not associated with increased use of the substance by teens, according to data compiled by Washington’s Healthy Youth Survey and published by the Washington State Institute of Public Policy. State survey results from the years 2002 to 2014 show…

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