Democratic Senate Control Could Be Great for Marijuana Reform
The marijuana reform movement could experience a tremendous boost in 2017, if the Democrats manage to take control of the Senate following the November election.
Although there have been a number of marijuana-related proposals introduced in Congress over the past few years, including the infamous CARERS Act and Bernie Sanders’ Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, the Republicans have refused to allow any of these proposals so much as a hearing. But if the Democrats take over next Tuesday, the party could change all of that by putting a committee chairman in charge who will be a bit more enthusiastic about the reform of national marijuana laws.
According to a recent report from Roll Call, Democratic Senator Patrick J. Leahy stands the best chance at stripping the gavel out of the hands of Republican Charles Grassley—a staunch opposing force to the marijuana movement. This could mean great things for the cause, especially considering that Leahy seems at least somewhat onboard with protecting the sanctity of states that have legalized the leaf for whatever purpose.
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Eagles Player Found with Marijuana During Traffic Stop
A public official says authorities stopped a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver for speeding and found a small amount of marijuana.
The official familiar with the investigation says Josh Huff was also found with a gun when he was stopped on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge while driving back from Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release information about the investigation.
It wasn’t known if Huff was in custody, if the gun was loaded or if Huff had a permit for the gun.
Controversy Erupts Around $10 Million Bust of Legal Marijuana Grow
Over the weekend, 35 people were arrested and $10 million worth of marijuana was seized during a raid at an old airport in Calavaras County, California.
According to the sheriff’s department, the grow operation had been under investigation for the past month due to a reported increase in traffic going and out of the airport.
However, the operation wasn’t illegal; investigators found that the owners had a permit to grow cannabis.
Maryland Wants to Hire Police That Have Smoked Marijuana
Law enforcement hopefuls all across Maryland who may have consumed marijuana in the past, could soon have the unique opportunity to protect and serve the good people of the Old Line state.
A special commission charged with hiring the state’s police force has recommended a change to a policy that disqualifies recruits with a history of marijuana use, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.
The article suggests that the Police Training and Standards Commission, which was put into place last year to keep a watchful eye on the state’s cops, wants to do away with a decades old rule that makes it impossible for applicants who have smoked marijuana five times since turning 21 years old, or 20 times in their lifetime, to become a uniformed police officer. The 24-member commission recently voted to change the policy to only apply to those who have consumed the herb within the past three years.
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