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Maine police department will now hire recruits who recently used marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments

Op-ed: Why are police departments still using drug field tests?

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 1:17 pm By Radley Balko, The Washington Post The Miami Herald reports that a Tampa Bay mother of four spent five months in jail after a drug field test

Former Mississippi cop sentenced to 5 years on marijuana charge

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 5:38 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 5:38 pm By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi police officer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for trying to obtain and distribute

Meet the New Jersey medical marijuana advocate schooling police on the state’s laws

Published: Mar 11, 2018, 2:06 pm • Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 2:07 pm By Kristie Cattafi, The Record of Woodland Park CLIFTON, N.J. — Edward “Lefty” Grimes was in pain. It had been an hour since he’d arrived at the

Watch: Mississippi police chief resigns after marijuana-smoking video

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 10:34 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 11:01 am By The Associated Press LUMBERTON, Miss. — A police chief in Mississippi who was filmed smoking what he said was marijuana has resigned. News outlets report the

Philando Castile used to buy lunch for poor students. That act of kindness didn’t die with him.

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 9:48 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 10:16 am By Allison Klein, The Washington Post Drawing of Philando Castile and kids on the “Philando Feeds the Children” fundraising page. (Courtesy of “Philando Feeds the Children.”) Philando

Mississippi police chief suspended after marijuana-smoking video surfaces

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 10:57 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 10:57 am By The Associated Press LUMBERTON, Miss. — A police chief in Mississippi has been suspended after a video surfaced online of him allegedly smoking marijuana. Lumberton mayor

Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in “looping” marijuana sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 2:44 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges filed against 10 Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders arrested following a Denver

13 Sweet Leaf budtenders swept up in Denver police raids

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 3:42 pm • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 6:29 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The 13 people arrested Thursday in a yearlong investigation into suspected illegal marijuana sales at Sweet Leaf Marijuana

Denver police raid multiple licensed marijuana stores

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 3:02 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver Police Department on Thursday executed search warrants and made arrests at “multiple” licensed marijuana facilities in the metro area, police

Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by