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  1. Ron Strider

    What Happens To People Caught With Marijuana In Dallas After December First

    Beginning Dec. 1, getting caught with marijuana in Dallas may not mean a trip to jail. That's when the county's new "cite and release" program will allow officers to issue a court summons to someone who has less than 4 ounces of marijuana. So far, Dallas is the only city that will...
  2. Ron Strider

    UK: Computer Wiz Escapes Jail Term Despite Importing Cannabis From Canada Via The Web

    A computer boffin who imported large amounts of cannabis illegally from Canada has avoided jail - even though he supplied some of the drug to others. Luke Goscombe, an IT technical support worker, of Tyning Crescent in Slimbridge admitted smuggling cannabis into the UK and being concerned in...
  3. Ron Strider

    Salt Lake County Sheriff Candidates Would Support Marijuana If Utahns Voted For It

    At a candidate forum in Sandy on Thursday, the six law enforcement officers in the race to become the next Salt Lake County sheriff said they support the legalization of medical marijuana, but that Utah might not be ready for recreational use of the drug. Activists launched an effort in June...
  4. Ron Strider

    OK: Lawton Jail Employee Arrested For Marijuana In Diaper

    An employee of the Lawton jail has been arrested after police say they found marijuana in a diaper she carried into the jail. The Lawton Constitution reports (The Lawton Constitution ) that the female employee of the Lawton Correctional Facility was arrested Saturday after other employees...
  5. Ron Strider

    AL: Discretion Versus Decriminalization

    It comes with the job: pulling out the metal wrist-wear no one likes to wear. It's a process often glamorized by Hollywood. A tireless and clever detective or group of detectives have put the pieces together and nabbed a dangerous criminal. Normally the cinematic climax is when a detective...
  6. K

    Which States Will Legalize Marijuana Next?

    More than half of the United States allow marijuana use of some kind after voters in eight states passed legalization laws following the 2016 presidential election. Since then, cannabis advocates in other states have been pushing even harder for marijuana reform, and some states have already...
  7. K

    TX: Nueces County Sheriff Talks Marijuana Decriminalization

    Corpus Christi - State lawmakers are introducing a bill that would make the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana more like paying a traffic ticket. Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin said the jail often houses people who have been charged with minor possession of marijuana and are unable...
  8. K

    AZ: Legalizing Marijuana Could Save At Least $1.3M In Annual Jail Costs

    Legalizing up to an ounce of marijuana in Arizona could save taxpayers at least $1.3 million in jail booking costs alone, plus more than two man-years of police officers' time. New Times came up with the figures by analyzing jail bookings and costs in Maricopa County, plus arrests statistics...
  9. K

    TX: Williamson Co. Relaxes Punishment For People Caught With Marijuana

    Williamson County, Texas - The Williamson County Attorney's office secured a $65,000 grant to pilot the "Cite and Release" program next year. If you're caught with an invalid license or marijuana under two ounces, instead of going straight to jail, you'll get fingerprinted and have to go to a...
  10. K

    IL: Decriminalization Of Marijuana Offers Positive Outcome

    Last year, Governor Rauner was presented with the notion of decriminalizing marijuana for the state of Illinois. He opposed since the original presented amount of fifteen grams, which is the decriminalized amount in Chicago, was too high of an amount with too low of a fine. Currently, it has...
  11. K

    IL: Devine Discusses Decriminalization Of Cannabis

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana will have an impact on Iroquois County. Last week SB2228 was signed and is now in affect. It states individuals are allowed to have up to 10 grams of marijuana, punishable by a fine instead of a misdemeanor with possible jail...
  12. K

    IL: Pot Law Effects On Police

    Champaign County - With new marijuana legislation in Illinois things might change for police around the state as well. The governor recently signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana. Several departments say they are putting together a plan for dealing with the changes, but most say generally...
  13. K

    OH: Marijuana Decriminalization Heads To Newark Ballot

    Newark - Newark voters will have a chance this fall to eliminate fines and jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana, according to the Licking County Board of Elections. The East Central Ohio Decriminalization Initiative collected 1,107 valid signatures - 44 more than needed - to...
  14. R

    New Orleans Relaxes Marijuana Penalties; Offenders To Get Fines In Lieu Of Jail Time

    The New Orleans City Council took up a measure Thursday dealing with the city's marijuana ordinance. The ordinance allows for a summons to be issued for simple marijuana possession in lieu of jail time. The council voted to approve the ordinance unanimously. A similar law has been in...
  15. 420 Warrior

    Treat Addiction - Don't Jail It -This Is Sad & Way Too Common

    TREAT ADDICTION, DON'T JAIL IT Dear editor, Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Addiction is an obsessive compulsive behavior that interferes with everyday life. For an addict to change they must change their people, places and things...
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    Help get those that are in jail, Out - You Can!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Want Prison Reform? Start by Releasing Nonviolent Drug Offenders Serving Life Sentences What do a former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, an Illinois truck mechanic, and a Southern California teacher have in common? They are all serving life sentences in federal prisons for...
  17. L

    Fired for felony

    This is my first post on here as well so I would like to say hello to everyone. I am an electrician/welder and I have worked in the commercial electrical business for over 7 years. Recently, I was unemployed for around a year then the old company I worked for got contracts on 3 jobs around my...
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    California - the Jack Herer Initiative

    This is very important to all of you who live in California: The Jack Herer initiative to legalize marijuana receives official title and summary The Office of the California Attorney General released the official title and summary of the Jack Herer California Cannabis Hemp Initiative...
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    California - the Jack Herer Initiative

    This is very important to all of you who live in California: The Jack Herer initiative to legalize marijuana receives official title and summary The Office of the California Attorney General released the official title and summary of the Jack Herer California Cannabis Hemp Initiative...
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    Americans Arrested In Mexico

    American Tourist Defenders is a team of attorneys in mexico dedicated to defending and protecting american students and tourists arrested in mexico for any reason.We have over 15 years experience in the mexican courts systems and most of our attorneys speak engish. Americans need a good strong...