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In states that have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, law enforcement agencies must figure out how to coexist with an industry they have historically seen as criminal. There are many police officers who are also medical marijuana patients, but there are also branches of law enforcement that continue to raid dispensaries in legal cannabis markets.

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Bill Sealing Low-Level Cannabis Possession Convictions Heads to NY Senate

A proposal to seal criminal records of individuals arrested for possession of cannabis in public view in New York has […]

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Alaska Regulators Seize CBD Products at Retail Dispensaries

Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office have seized thousands of dollars’ worth of imported CBD oil from the state’s licensed […]

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Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation Draws Mixed Reviews from Cannabis Industry

Republican Jeff Sessions is a staunch prohibitionist who once remarked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan “was okay” until […]

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Hemp CBD Companies Should Worry About FDA, Not DEA, Intervention

It’s been nearly two months since mainstream media outlets and several cannabis publications published headlines claiming that the Drug Enforcement […]

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Two Former Vireo Officials Charged with Illegally Transporting MMJ from Minnesota to New York

Two former Vireo Health officials face felony charges over allegations that they illegally transported medical cannabis oils from their Minnesota […]

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Sessions AG Nomination Heads to GOP-Led Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General in a straight partly-line […]

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Santa Ana, California Police Carry Out Dispensary Raids

Sky High, the Santa Ana, California dispensary that gained national attention after video footage of a 2015 raid showed officers […]

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Statistics Canada: Organized Crime More Likely to Traffic Drugs Other Than Cannabis

Organized crime groups and gangs in Canada are more likely to produce and traffic drugs such as crystal methamphetamine and […]

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Australian Activist Raided Over Cannabis Oil Tried to Meet with Government Officials

The Australian woman raided by law enforcement for manufacturing medicinal cannabis oil, which she provided for free to terminally ill […]

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Police Raid Australian Woman Who Provides Patients Free Cannabis Oil

An Australian medical cannabis oil producer, who gives away her products to sick and terminally ill people for free, has […]

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Canadian Dispensary Owner Hopes Charges Dropped as Feds Eye Legal Market

A Canadian dispensary owner arrested and charged with possession and drug trafficking during raids in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Kansas Activist Who Lost Custody of Son

A District of Kansas federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a Garden City mother and activist who lost […]

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DEA: Rule Change Prioritizes CBD Research

The DEA says that the rule change, published last week which changed the agency’s code for cannabis extracts, will make […]

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Marc and Jodie Emery Arrested in Montreal Dispensary Raids

Long time Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery and his wife Jodie have been arrested in dispensary raids in Montreal, just […]

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Did the DEA Just Outlaw Hemp-Derived CBD?

A new rule published by the DEA today led many in the cannabis industry to assume the worst – that […]

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Michigan Sheriffs Using Some MMJ Fee Funds for Dispensary Raids

Fees raised via Michigan’s medical cannabis patients are being used to fund cannabis industry enforcement efforts in Detroit, according to […]

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Vermont Gov. Could Pardon Thousands Convicted of State Cannabis Possession Crimes

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will consider pardoning Vermont convictions of cannabis possession up to one ounce, which has been decriminalized […]

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DEA Threat Assessment Survey Blames Media for Difficulty Enforcing Cannabis Laws

In their latest Threat Assessment, an annual survey of U.S. law enforcement agencies, the DEA claims that the “abundance of […]

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How to Petition an Old Cannabis Charge Under California’s Prop. 64

When voters in California passed Proposition 64 they not only created a legal and regulated cannabis market, but also paved […]

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Prop. 64 Will Free People from Prison, Clear Records

About 2,000 people jailed in California for marijuana crimes are likely to be freed under Proposition 64, with thousands and […]

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Maine and Mass. Legalization Could Affect Possession Laws in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire Democratic state Representative called the adult-use cannabis legalization in Maine and Massachusetts — two of New Hampshire’s border […]

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Anti-Cannabis Zealot Sen. Jeff Sessions Selected as Trump Attorney General

In a move that is certain to set off alarm bells throughout the cannabis community, President-Elect Donald Trump has tabbed […]

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Colorado Gov. Calling for ‘Gray Market’ Crackdown

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is demanding a crackdown on the state’s so-called gray market, calling it a “clear and present […]

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Two Counties Use 67% of Michigan’s MMJ Enforcement Funds

Law enforcement officials in Michigan are using funds dedicated to medical cannabis enforcement for Tasers, vests, guns, vehicles, and overtime — […]

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Dispensary Owner Fights California Officials Over Funds Seized in Raid

A Kearny Mesa, California dispensary owner is seeking the return of assets seized during a February raid after neither he […]

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Feds Request Report on DEA Cannabis Eradication Program

Seven congressional Democrats along with one Republican have written a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting the Government […]

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Texas MMJ Program Could be Decimated Under DPS Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Public Safety is considering raising fees for licensed dispensaries and growers from $6,000 to $1.3 million, […]

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FDA Documents Show Why the Agency Won’t Budge on MMJ

According to documents obtained by Vice through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Food and Drug Administration refuses to […]

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Detroit Officials Continuing Crackdowns on Dispensaries

Officials in Detroit, Michigan are shuttering dispensaries but seemingly will not reach their stated goal to have just 50 in […]

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Danish MMJ Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison for Selling Cannabis

A Danish activist is facing up to 10 years in prison for supplying cannabis to other Danes suffering from serious […]

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Charlo Greene Faces 54 Years in Prison for Cannabis Club Proprietorship

In 2014, Charlo Greene made national headlines when she said “Fuck it, I quit” as a TV news reporter for KTVA […]

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FBI Report: Cannabis Arrests at Lowest Point in a Decade

Arrests for simple cannabis possession have fallen to their lowest point since 1996, according to new statistics released by the […]

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Cannabis Growing Container Company Execs Charged with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against individuals of Fusion Pharm, a company that makes containers for […]

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California Police Field Test Marijuana Breathalyzer

Cops in California have field tested a marijuana breathalyzer, resulting in positive tests for individuals who admitted to smoking cannabis […]

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Upland, CA Has Closed 24 Dispensaries in Two Years

Since 2014, officials in Upland, California have shuttered 24 medical marijuana dispensaries, collecting $250,000 through judgements, settlements, and court costs, […]

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Justice Department Announces it Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department has announced that it plans to end its use of private prisons. In a memo released Thursday […]

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Consultant Pleads Guilty to Role in Native American Cannabis Resort Scheme

One of the two consultants charged for their role in a Native American tribe plan to open a marijuana resort […]

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Federal Appeals Court Bars DOJ from Funding MMJ Prosecutions

A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal medical marijuana […]

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DEA’s Cannabis Decision Flies in the Face of Science, Logic, and Compassion

By now, you’ve probably seen the news: the Drug Enforcement Administration has decided to keep cannabis — despite countless reports […]

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Dispensary Files Lawsuit Against Costa Mesa Police Department Over Raid

A California dispensary shuttered following a raid by the Costa Mesa Police has filed a lawsuit against the department alleging […]

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