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  1. Ron Strider

    PA: The Pros And Cons Of Marijuana Decriminalization

    Less than 10 miles cost Marlena McConnell a night in jail and possible extradition back to Pennsylvania from her home in Mobile, Alabama. McConnell, who was 22 at the time, was traveling south on Interstate 81 in Franklin County late one night in October when she pulled onto the shoulder of...
  2. Ron Strider

    Over 40 Pounds Of Marijuana And Extracts Located In Boise Man's Vehicle In Oregon

    A Boise man was arrested Saturday on U.S. Highway 97 near milepost 143 in Oregon when police say they located over 40 pounds of marijuana and marijuana extracts in the man's vehicle. Oregon State Police from the Bend Area Command stopped a white 2008 Ford Crown Victoria for numerous traffic...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada: Marc And Jodie Emery Plead Guilty To Marijuana-Related Charges

    Prominent pot activists Jodie and Marc Emery have pleaded guilty to a number of drug-related charges in a Toronto court. Marc Emery pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for purpose of trafficking, trafficking marijuana and possession of proceeds of crime more than $5,000. Jodie Emery...
  4. Ron Strider

    The Six Places In Pennsylvania That Have Decriminalized Possession Of Marijuana

    Easton City Council is looking into whether to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Such an ordinance would make possession of less than 30 grams a summary offense — akin to a parking ticket — rather than a misdemeanor. Ordinances to decriminalize small amounts of...
  5. Ron Strider

    WI: Packers Tight End Kendricks Charged With Marijuana Possession

    Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks is charged in Outagamie County with marijuana possession. According to online court records, the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office says it found Kendricks breaking the law on September 2. The district attorney filed the Possession of THC charge this...
  6. Ron Strider

    KS: Saline County Deputies Seize $143,000 In Marijuana

    The Saline County Sheriff's Office seized $143,000 in drugs during a traffic stop. On Wednesday around 11:18 p.m. deputies stopped a Dodge Durango for a traffic infraction. They noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and proceeded to search the vehicle. Deputies say 32.2...
  7. Ron Strider

    VA: Man Charged With Possession Of Marijuana After Being Pulled Over For Speeding

    A man charged with reckless driving early Sunday morning was also charged with possession of marijuana and distribution of marijuana according to the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office. At approximately 4 a.m. Deputy Sheriff Jerry Farley stopped a vehicle for speeding while working...
  8. Ron Strider

    NE: Interstate Traffic Stop Nets Nearly 50 Lbs Of Marijuana

    The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 50 lbs of marijuana in a traffic stop near Cozad. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8th a trooper pulled over a 2008 GMC pick-up for a headlight violation. During the stop, troopers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the...
  9. Ron Strider

    VA: Norment To File Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana, A Step Toward Legalization

    One of the state’s most powerful lawmakers is planning to file legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session to “take steps toward decriminalizing” the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City, said at a Virginia Crime...
  10. Ron Strider

    UT: BYU Running Back Cited For Marijuana Possession

    A BYU football player was cited for possession of a controlled substance. This comes just days after former BYU linebacker Francis Bernard and defensive back Marvin Hifo were cited with alcohol-related offenses in Vineyard. Court documents reveal that running back Ula Toluta'u received a...
  11. Ron Strider

    Hey, Pennsylvania, Legalize Marijuana And Stop Destroying People's Lives

    The war on marijuana continues to rage in Pennsylvania. Despite slow progress in loosening the commonwealth's laws on the devil's lettuce – including a new medical cannabis products law and municipal decriminalization ordinances in its two largest cities, its state capital, and the borough that...
  12. Ron Strider

    NY: Help Staten Islanders Move On After A Marijuana Arrest

    As Governor Cuomo called a special session of the State Legislature in June, a bill that could help thousands of New Yorkers wasn't moving. In February, the Assembly passed A.2142, which would seal the criminal records of people who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple...
  13. Ron Strider

    IL: Three Teens Charged After Marijuana Found During McHenry County Searches

    Three teens are facing felony charges after marijuana was uncovered during three separate searches at homes in the northwest suburbs. Following complaints about drug activity in the area, the McHenry County sheriff's office opened a two-month investigation that led to the execution of search...
  14. Ron Strider

    GA: UGA Football Player Arrested On Marijuana Charge

    Georgia junior linebacker Natrez Patrick has been arrested on two misdemeanor charges, including marijuana possession – his second such arrest since joining the team. Patrick was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail at 11:37 p.m. on Thursday night on charges of possession of less than...
  15. Ron Strider

    GA: Police Chief - Marijuana Remains Illegal Under New Ordinance

    A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city's police chief said. Marijuana remains illegal in Georgia, and the ordinance addresses only the...
  16. Ron Strider

    GA: Ordinance To Lessen Penalties For Marijuana Passes Unanimously

    Atlanta City Council unanimously passed legislation that would reduce the penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on Monday afternoon. Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced the legislation last month. The current law allows for a penalty of up to $1,000 and up to six...
  17. Ron Strider

    Young Thug Arrested For Marijuana Possession, Tinted Windows In Georgia

    Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Georgia on Saturday for one count of marijuana possession and tinted front windows, a representative for the Brookhaven Police confirmed to Variety. The rep confirmed that the rapper – real name: Jeffrey Lamar Williams – is facing felony charges although he was...
  18. Ron Strider

    As States Legalize Marijuana, Arrests For Pot Dwarf Those for Violent Crimes

    More people in the U.S. were arrested last year in pot-related cases than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery combined. In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency...
  19. Ron Strider

    The 10 Worst States To Get Caught With Marijuana In

    We all know where marijuana is legal and illegal in the United States. But where is it more illegal than other places? For instance, it's still illegal recreationally in California, but no one really cares. But there are states that do care about marijuana laws, and you'll be the one paying for...
  20. Ron Strider

    NJ: Father, Son Grew 29 Marijuana Plants In Backyard, Cops Say

    A 63-year-old man and his adult son were caught Thursday growing 29 marijuana plants in their Manchester backyard, authorities said. After getting a tip, cops obtained a search warrant and found the plants during an early-morning raid of the home on Weldon Road in the Holly Oaks section of...