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Florida: Despite Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances, Cops Keep Throwing Users in Jail

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

Although the City of Tampa recently approved an ordinance decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, many local law enforcement agencies say they plan to continue throwing stoners in jail.

A report from WFLA News Chanel 8 in Florida indicates that the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees the city of Tampa and its outlying areas, refuses to recognize a new decriminalization ordinance that allows police to simply issue a citation to anyone caught holding less than 20 grams of pot. Instead, the county’s leading law enforcement agency has advised its deputies that marijuana possession remains against state law, and that means forcing offenders to answer to criminal charges.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/florida-despite-marijuana-decriminalization-ordinances-cops-keep-throwing-users-jail


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Pot-in-Schools Debate Returns to Colorado

Category: News | Posted on Tue, April, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

DENVER (AP) -- A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look. That's because no school districts are allowing it, even though the law says they can.

A bill up for its first vote in a state House committee Monday would make Colorado the second state to require schools to allow nurses or caregivers to administer medical pot.

Supporters of the bill say that school districts are dragging their feet on allowing school nurses to give cannabis-based oils or allow students to wear cannabis patches. The law does not allow the use of smoked marijuana on a school campus.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/pot-schools-debate-returns-colorado


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Highway Drug Dog Searches: Two Diverging Trends In The Case Law

Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 11th 2016 by THCFinder
 

(via ci.bend.or.us)

By Phillip Smith

Last year, in one of the Roberts’ court’s rare decisions not siding with law enforcement, the US Supreme Court ruled that police could not detain people pulled over for traffic violations in order to await the arrival of a drug-sniffing police dog. Once the traffic violation was dealt with, motorists were free to go, the court held.

“Absent reasonable suspicion, police extension of a traffic stop in order to conduct a dog sniff violates the Constitution’s shield against unreasonable seizures,” wrote Justice Ruth Ginsberg for the court’s 6-3 majority in Rodriguez v. United States.

That case was a necessary antidote for police practices that evolved after the Supreme Court’s decision in Illinois v. Caballesa decade earlier. In that case, the high court held the use of drug dogs during a traffic stop did not violate Fourth Amendment proscriptions against unwarranted searches and seizures because, in the court’s rather involved reasoning, people carrying drugs have no expectation of privacy. Unlike the use of infra-red cameras to peer inside homes, which the court disallowed in an earlier case, the use of drug dogs would only reveal drugs, not other intimate details of one’s life, so that was okay.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/highway-drug-dog-searches-two-diverging-trends-in-the-case-law/


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Denver council faces marijuana question worth millions to investors

Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 11th 2016 by THCFinder

When the Denver City Council introduces a proposal Monday that would cap the number of locations of pot shops and grow houses, Truman Bradley will be among dozens of investors waiting nervously.

The measure, which is intended to protect neighborhoods already saturated with marijuana cultivations and dispensaries, has found grudging acceptance by much of the marijuana industry. But as the council begins a floor debate over amendments, the biggest dispute is whether to stop pending license applications — like those pursued by Bradley and his business partners — before the city sets the caps.

Read More:http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29749119/denver-council-faces-marijuana-question-worth-millions-investors


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Hemp Makes Landmark Strides In White Plume Case, Market Growth And Environmental Sustainability

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 10th 2016 by THCFinder

industrial hemp farming bill obamaThe Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp have announced the dates for the 7thannual Hemp History Week, to be held June 6-12, 2016. This year promises to be an historic time in the movement to legalize hemp farming, as more farmers than ever before are planting hemp in states that have lifted prohibition on the crop. Over half of all U.S. states have lifted the ban on industrial hemp farming at the state level, however federal law still prohibits commercial industrial hemp cultivation due to outdated and inaccurate drug policy.

Hemp in Current Events 
On March 28, 2016, the United States District Court of South Dakota lifted an injunction that had been placed against Alex White Plume of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, in 2004, which until recently prevented him from ever growing hemp again in his lifetime. This landmark reversal in the court order against Mr. White Plume signifies a pivotal shift in the attitude of federal judges toward industrial hemp cultivation, as the original government allegation against Mr. White Plume’s 2002 industrial hemp crop which resulted in this 14 year long injunction, was that he was “manufacturing and distributing marijuana.” Now that Mr. White Plume’s right to cultivate industrial hemp has been restored, he intends to plant a hemp crop on his land near his home on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation this year.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/hemp-makes-landmark-strides-in-white-plume-case-market-growth-and-environmental-sustainability/


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Vermont: Legal Marijuana Could Be Doomed for 2016

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 10th 2016 by THCFinder

While marijuana advocates have been looking to Vermont as being the great green mountain of hope in terms of finally getting weed legalized somewhere in the United States by way of the state legislature, a recent turn of events brought down by the House of Representatives stands to sabotage a highly publicized bill aimed at bringing an end to the state’s prohibitionary standard.

Earlier this year, almost immediately following Governor Peter Shumlin’s State of the State address calling for lawmakers to get serious about pot reform, the state Senate pushed through a piece of legislation intended to create a taxed and regulated cannabis market. Although the bill was amended into a less impressive version of its original form—eliminating provisions for home cultivation and cannabis clubs—it appeared that Vermont was well on its way to becoming the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana through the powers of the state. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/vermont-legal-marijuana-could-be-doomed-2016


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