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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Were raided cannabis dispensaries targeted after police dispute?

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 10:22 am • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 10:22 am By Alma Fausto and Scott Schwebke, The Cannifornian SANTA ANA – Sky High Holistic, a medical-marijuana dispensary that gained national attention after Santa Ana police officers were caught on video during a 2015 raid eating snacks and…

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IRS targeted nonprofits with names including “medical marijuana,” “progressive”

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 11:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 12:08 pm By Mike Debonis, The Washington Post A federal watchdog has identified as many as 146 cases in which the Internal Revenue Service may have targeted liberal-leaning groups for extra scrutiny based on their names or political leanings,…

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Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Being Targeted Near Seattle

There has been a showdown developing in Washington State between state regulators, law enforcement, and medical marijuana dispensary operators. There has been talk for awhile now about medical marijuana dispensaries getting shut down across Washington State, but things have been moving much more quickly lately. Recently 15 medical marijuana dispensaries…

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