Legal Issues

Hazlet Township Police seized 50 pounds of marijuana after it was delivered to the wrong address. Hazlet Township Police Department
Oct 26, 2015
 

NBC News -   If you were expecting 50 pounds of marijuana in the mail, a New Jersey police department would like you to drop by.

 
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A marijuana worker prunes dried cannabis buds. Blair Gable/Reuters
Oct 6, 2015
 

International Business Times -   Brandan Flores is a careful shopper. The 24-year-old raw vegan avoids chemicals and additives in the foods he eats, and he approaches his recreational marijuana purchases the same way. He asks budtenders about the cultivation practices behind the weed they sell and quizzes them on whether their marijuana concentrates are made using butane, carbon dioxide or water.

 
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Sep 24, 2015
 

WJCL -  DENVER (AP) - A Denver man accused of eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop and then killing his wife while she described her husband's erratic behavior on a 911 call has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

 
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Samples of some of the marijuana available for sale at SPARC, a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The club will be one of the suppliers to on-demand marijuana delivery startups. Photo: Sarah Rice, Special To The Chronicle
Sep 22, 2015
 

San Francisco Chronicle -   A bill that would legitimize the state’s billion-dollar medical marijuana industry could also exclude many Californians from the lucrative industry: those convicted of drug crimes.

 
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Bud tenders Ieasha Semler, 23, left, and Anna Marie Alcantara, 22, roll marijuana cigarettes at the Chalice Farms dispensary in Dundee, Ore. Oregon is exploring a new path in regulation and punishment as its legal recreational market takes shape. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Sep 22, 2015
 

New York TImes -    PORTLAND, Ore. — About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, but the violation lingered on, haunting her record.

 
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Sep 21, 2015
 

KOMO News -   LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A prosecutor in southeastern Washington has charged three teens with felonies for marijuana possession, saying a new law demands the higher level of offense.

 
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Image via NBC San Diego
Sep 11, 2015
 

NBC San Diego -   A UC San Diego neurosurgeon has been accused of using marijuana while on the job.

 
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Sep 7, 2015
 

timesunion.com -   NEW YORK – Young African American and Latino mothers with their children walk down the bustling blocks of Liberty and Fulton in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Boys' sneakers scuffle on the cement courts at the park where they play a pickup basketball game.

 
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Image via doctorstarkman.com
Aug 28, 2015
 

SF Gate -   CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.

 
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A medical marijuana dispensary on Avalon Blvd. in the Wilmington section of Los Angeles. Martin do Nascimento/News21
Aug 24, 2015
 

NBC News -    LOS ANGELES -- Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

 
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