Tag Archives: raids

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

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 10:07 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 11:54 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary

The story behind the undercover investigation that led to the Sweet Leaf raids

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 7:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A budtender’s six-month stint at the Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center in Aurora came with no incidents — no activity recognizable as

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

Hmong marijuana farmers in California are fighting attempts to shut them down

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 5:28 pm By Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The narcotics officer stood on a windswept ridge near the Oregon border and surveyed the fields