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  1. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Charge Against Virginia Tech LB Beckett Amended, Could Pave Way For Return

    The felony conspiracy to sell/distribute marijuana charge against Virginia Tech linebacker Tavante Beckett was amended to misdemeanor possession in Montgomery County District Court on Thursday, potentially paving a way for his return to the Hokies football team. The sophomore, who was...
  2. Ron Strider

    GA: Decriminalizing Marijuana in Augusta

    Senator Harold Jones was in town Thursday, talking with News 12 about changing marijuana possession laws and punishment. Jones says these changes work in the city's favor by not backlogging the criminal system with non-violent drug offenders. While he's not pushing for legalizing...
  3. Ron Strider

    IN: Elwood Police Arrest Two In Large Marijuana Grow Operation

    Elwood police arrested two people Saturday after police discovered a large grow operation and confiscated 184 marijuana plants from a residence in the 1800 block of South A Street. Matthew A. Stockdale, 31, who, according to police, lives in the residence where the marijuana was found, was...
  4. Ron Strider

    As More States Legalize Weed, 2nd Offense For Possession Still A Felony In Wisconsin

    Justice for pot smokers in America has become ridiculously uneven. They can light up legally in many states, while a second arrest for mere possession in Wisconsin remains a potential felony. Gretchen Schuldt got to wondering who is being snared here by this increasingly outdated law, and...
  5. L

    California resident - Room-mate's on felony probation

    so me and my brother thought we would grow a couple of plants seeing that it is legal now.. so we have 4 babies and theyre about 3 months old... my roommate just got on felony probation.. can we have these plants? we are growing these outdoors by the way... thank you very much...
  6. K

    California's Marijuana Legalization Law Could Turn Pot Convictions Into Misdemeanors

    Last month Californians voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. What many do not know is that this new law allows for retroactive changes to the convictions of those convicted of felony pot possession. What that means is that those convictions could be turned into misdemeanors...
  7. Dan Ultra

    Alabama: Medical Marijuana Law Overview and State Fines/Penalties - 12/13/2016

    Alabama Medical Marijuana Law Overview and State Fines/Penalties In 2014, the Alabama state legislature passed SB 174, a restrictive cannabidiol (CBD) law. Officially entitled "Carly's Law," it offers an affirmative defense for the possession and use of CBD; however, the program is extremely...
  8. K

    WI: State Public Defender's Office Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

    Marijuana possession cases would be decriminalized so that first and second offenders would face forfeitures for violating ordinances instead of possible jail or prison time, under a recommendation from the State Public Defender's office.The change would save the office money, since Indigent...
  9. K

    AZ: Marijuana Legalization Would Eliminate Several Felony Arrests A Day In Phoenix

    If voters approve it in November, the pending ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona stands to eliminate several felony arrests each day in the city of Phoenix alone. On average, the Phoenix police have arrested more than seven people a day since January 2015...
  10. K

    Felony Marijuana Arrests Drop In California

    Drug felony arrests plummeted in California in response to 2014's voter-enacted Proposition 47 - which changed various state drug laws from felonies to misdemeanors, according to new data from the California Attorney General. Felony arrests for drugs dropped by between 68.2 percent and 73.6...
  11. K

    Most Laws Barring People With Felonies From The Marijuana Business Are Pure Hypocrisy

    The idea behind legalizing weed is to repair the damage of prohibition, not to prolong it, but excluding people with drug convictions does just that. People often speak of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that come with building a new, legal marijuana industry from scratch. The...
  12. R

    WY Committee Strips Felony Penalty From Marijuana Edibles Bill

    A Wyoming legislative committee on Thursday moved to make possession of marijuana brownies and other foods and beverages containing the drug a misdemeanor. The Wyoming Senate earlier this week called for making it a felony to possess more than three ounces of food or drink containing...
  13. R

    MI: Judge Dismissed Felony Charge Against Medical Marijuana Patient Max Lorincz

    After 16 months of a criminal and family court battle, an Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge dismissed the felony charges against a Spring Lake father and card-carrying medical marijuana patient for having "synthetic THC." Friday Max Lorincz was in court for multiple hearings regarding his...
  14. R

    Georgia Senator Introduces Law Eliminating Felony Marijuana Laws

    Senator Harold Jones II has introduced a law to eliminate felony marijuana possession laws in Georgia. Jones (D-Augusta) pre-filed Senate Bill 254 to eliminate felony marijuana possession in Georgia. Jones said his bill would not legalize the possession or selling of narcotics and that it...
  15. J

    Marijuana Business License Apps & Expunged Felony Colorado

    I am curious about the legal requirements for applying for a marijuana business license in Colorado. I have an expunged felony/deferred judgement for cultivation of marijuana in the state of Tennessee. I received a pretrial diversion and as a result I was never technically convicted of a felony...
  16. J

    California: Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis

    Even though more states are legalizing medical marijuana, and federal officials have claimed that the prosecution of pot smokers is no longer a priority, the "war on drugs" continues to destroy the lives of Americans suffering from dire medical conditions. Sean Kiernan is a U.S. Army veteran...
  17. J

    California: Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis

    Even though more states are legalizing medical marijuana, and federal officials have claimed that the prosecution of pot smokers is no longer a priority, the "war on drugs" continues to destroy the lives of Americans suffering from dire medical conditions. Sean Kiernan is a U.S. Army veteran...