Could Federal Marijuana Commission Force the Needed Pot “Conversation”?

In a December interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama repeated what he’s alluded to before, that there needs to be a “conversation about, how do you reconcile a federal law that still says marijuana is a federal offense and state laws that say it’s legal.” That conversation hasn’t yet happened. Instead, the feds talk amongst themselves […]

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Police Can Arrest Someone Who Answers Door Smoking Marijuana

On Wednesday the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that police could force their way into an apartment and arrest someone if they answer the door smoking marijuana.

Federal Judges Moving Toward State “Drug Court” Models

Anytime the federal justice system takes a lenient stance on drug laws, it’s a little shocking. It’s particularly shocking when we see how tightly the Justice Department grips its beloved war on marijuana. But, some federal judges are taking cues from the states in how to punish small time drug offenders. According to the New […]

Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced Senate Bill 691, which would give federal judges greater leeway in sentencing in cases where mandatory minimum sentences are involved.

NYPD Uses One Million Police Hours for Marijuana Arrests In Single Decade

There is little hiding the fact that the New York Police Department likes enforcing marijuana laws—even the little ones. But a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance indicates just how pronounced the NYPD’s affinity for marijuana enforcement really is.

Former DEA-Heads Say Holder Should Sue States Over Marijuana

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continues to say that the Department of Justice is looking at all their options in how they will handle pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, ex-DEA chiefs are calling on him to act quickly or risk marijuana chaos in those states and more to come.

Will Marijuana Use Be a Consideration in Child Custody Cases in Colorado?

As many of you know, a task force has been set up in Colorado to hammer out recommendations for implementing the newly passed Amendment 64, the state’s recreational marijuana legalization law. The task force is covering many topics and will then make their recommendations to the state legislature. A topic they are not expected to […]

Man Busted in Marijuana-for-Donations Deal in Colorado Denies Any Wrongdoing

Pritchard Garrett, who was recently arrested along with two other people in Colorado, says his marijuana-for-donations plan was totally legal under the state’s new recreational cannabis law and that he shouldn’t be facing jail time for it.

Robbery Victim Wants His Medical Marijuana Back From Police

Earlier this week a man was robbed outside of a Denny’s restaurant in Temecula, California. It turns out that the victim is a managing patient with a local medical marijuana delivery service, and the medicine he carried was the target of the robbery. After being robbed, the victim proceeded to chase the suspects into the […]

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Laws Are Useless, Says Study

Politicians who like to talk tough on public safety issues seem to think tough “drugged driving” (DUI – Marijuana) laws will make us all safer. However, the facts indicate that such laws do not reduce traffic fatalities, and law enforcement already has laws in place to arrest and remove impaired drivers by any substance from […]