Accuse and Convict

March 8, 2013
Driving under the influence of marijuana ("stoned driving") is becoming increasingly common — and difficult to determine what levels cause impairment and for how long.  In fact, some governmental studies indicate that marijuana has little if any effect on the ability to safely operate a vehicle.  Faced with the difficulties of proving that a driver was actually impaired, states are turning to the simple — but unjust — expedient of ignoring whether the driver was actually...
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Case of A Green Tongue

March 7, 2013
  Pot may be legal in Washington state, but Kent police recently arrested a Puyallup man for driving under the influence because, he said, he had a green film on his tongue.   Mike Simmons, 31, said Tuesday he was put in jail for 13 hours. Now with towing and lawyer fees, he said he’s out $5,000 and he’s not allowed to drive while he’s out on bail. All for something he said he didn’t do.
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Mistaken Marijuana Identity

February 19, 2013
  Unbelievable or is it?  Police claim they thought that a decal on a 65-year old woman’s vehicle indicated that she was transporting drugs in her vehicle resulting in her being pulled over and asked to remove the marijuana leaf decal from her car.     This is a free country, if she wanted to have a marijuana decal she has the right to have one but it wasn’t even a marijuana decal.  Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and the...
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No Rise In DWIs

February 13, 2013
  In November 2012, Washington voters passed Initiative 502 legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  Opponents of the initiative argued that the law, if passed, would cause an increase in stoned driving and would then, in turn, cause an increase in DUIs. It turns out that, at least early on, the concerns have gone unfounded as the Washington State Patrol reports that the number of DUI of drugs are down from the same time as last year.
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Only When It's In Their Favor

February 12, 2013
Police departments have no issue when other government officials interfere on a case when it is in their favor, however, if it's not, a complaint is filed against the official.  This isn't surprising.  The cops and the state want to have their cake and eat it too.  That is exactly what is happening in Cottleville, MO. The Mayor of Cottleville, Don Yarber, who is known for being a medical marijuana supporter, is being accused by The Police Association of requesting that charges be dismissed against two women arrested for possession of marijuana.
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Green Buds Bring Green Bills

February 11, 2013
  The marijuana industry is booming and bringing in capital at a rapidly growing rate. Marijuana continues to flourish in money making value both in the illegal and legal marijuana worlds. It seems as though the medical marijuana industry is making a leap towards main stream and might just be able to make it there. Taking a look at this diagram from bottom to top gives you an idea of just how popular getting high has become.
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The Bureau of ATMF

February 8, 2013
  When voters in Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November, some wondered how the new statewide statutes would square with federal law, which still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug under the Controlled Substances Act.   But Rep. Jared Polis, D-Col., believes that a legal confrontation can be avoided: on Tuesday, along with Rep.
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Quiet As A Mouse

February 7, 2013
  We have heard of mishandling of evidence in the past and of course it's a;ways the quiet ones you don't expect to be the thief.  This theif was as quiet as a mouse, maybe because he is a mouse!  The Wichita, Kan., police department is reporting that a mouse is responsible for stealing marijuana from a 2009 case evidence facility. According to a local news station, the department held a press conference about the red-handed rodent — and even crafted an official police sketch.
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Modern Cannabis Uses

February 6, 2013
  Before prohibition, there were many uses for cannabis. In the modern world, some still question the use of cannabis. Are they serious?  Cannabis is an extremely economical product that can be used for so many thing besides medicine. Cannabis can be used for industrial textiles like twine, rope, nets, canvas, carpet, brake and clutch linings. Cannabis can be used for printing paper, fine or specialty paper, filter paper, newsprint and cardboard.
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Protect Texas Marijuana Patients

February 6, 2013
    There is some hope for Texans patients who use marijuana therapuetically because Representative Elliot Naishtat (D-Texas District 48) has reintroduced legislation to protect these patients with House Bill 594. You can learn more about the bill  here .         Naishtat  said , "This bill creates an affirmative defense so if you have a bona fide medical condition and...
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