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Court denies group’s lawsuit over ballot language for Bakersfield medicinal marijuana dispensary initiative

A judge has denied a lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield that challenged ballot language asking voters to overturn a citywide ban on medicinal marijuana dispensaries. The Kern Citizens for Patient rights alleged in the lawsuit that language drafted by the Bakersfield City Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the City Clerk would bias voters against […]

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30 Arrested at Washington DC Marijuana Pop-Up Event

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Ed. Note: Washington, DC legalized cannabis several years ago. The city council has yet to figure out regulations. If it’s legal, how can you get arrested??? I’m willing to bet that almost everyone was a person of color.
Over the weekend, police officers broke up what was described as a “marijuana pop-up event.” According to local news source WTOP, cops arrived to carry out a search warrant. It’s unclear what, exactly, the warrant was for.

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25 People Hospitalized Saturday Night After Using Synthetic Weed

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With 25 people hospitalized Saturday night after using synthetic weed, New York police are on the hunt for the “runner” they believe is responsible for selling the dangerous and potentially deadly drug. For the residents of Brooklyn, where the overdoses occurred, synthetic cannabis has become a real menace. But even though selling the drug, often […]

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NYC Mayor Announces ‘Overhaul and Reform’ of Marijuana Enforcement Laws

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New York City has long been under pressure to reform its policing. A few months ago, the New York Police Department released some alarming statistics showing that an overwhelming majority of people arrested for marijuana were people of color. Since then, the City Council ruled that the NYPD must publish arrest data. Today at a […]

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Albuquerque City Council Proposes Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

City councilors in Albuquerque, New Mexico have proposed a new ordinance that would decriminalize low-level cannabis possession, adding it to the growing list of southern cities gradually embracing cannabis reform. The proposed ordinance, filed this week by City Council members Pat Davis and Isaac Benton, would make possession of an ounce or less of pot and/or […]

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