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

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

marijuana prohibition waste tax moneyThe 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 2013 — of which 88.42% were for possession. On average, one person was arrested for a marijuana-related offense in the U.S. approximately every 45 seconds (every 51 seconds for possession).

The full report is available at

Statement from Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project:

“These numbers refute the myth that nobody actually gets arrested for using marijuana.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder


Drug Policy Alliance To Host The Biennial 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Category: News | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

drug policy alliance dea debate aspen ideas festivalWhich states will be next to legalize marijuana? What needs to happen to end mass incarceration? What can be done to pressure the Obama administration and the next President around drug policy and criminal justice reform? What are some solutions to the national overdose crisis that takes more lives than car accidents or gun violence? Why do black people go to jail for drugs at 13 times the rate of whites even though they use and sell drugs at similar rates? What role can faith leaders play in organizing and mobilizing their congregations to end the drug war?

More than 1,200 people will gather to ponder these questions and many more at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Arlington, VA November 18-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel.

In the past decade, voters and legislators have enacted hundreds of drug policy reforms that reduce the role of criminalization in drug policy. Building on the momentum from these victories, more than 1,200 drug policy experts, health care and drug treatment professionals, elected officials, law enforcement, students, and formerly incarcerated people from around the country and across the world will gather to promote alternatives to the failed war on drugs.

Below is a small sampling of the 50+ panels at the conference. Check in the near future for a full list of panels, including descriptions and speakers:

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26-pound bundle of marijuana falls from sky and through Arizona family's carport, destroying dog home

Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep.
Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the US-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground. She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.
Inside was roughly 26 pounds of marijuana - a package that authorities say is worth $10,000 and likely dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler's aircraft.
Donnelly told Nogales International: 'It's all right on top of our dog's house. It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.'
The family's German shepherd, called Hulk, was not in his plastic pet crate at the time. 'Thank goodness he is a wanderer at night and was not in his house,' Maya said. 'He was probably at the gate watching the plane go by.'



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