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  1. Ron Strider

    MN: Traffic Stop Leads To Discover Of 19 Pounds Of Marijuana

    Two men from Georgia are in jail in Rochester after a traffic stop the day after Christmas recovered about 19 pounds of marijuana. Teandré Dawayne Johnson, 27, of Atlanta, and Trenton D. McMullen, also 27 and of Palmetto, Ga., made their first appearance Wednesday in Olmsted County District...
  2. Ron Strider

    $1.3 Million Worth Of Marijuana Seized During North Dakota Traffic Stop

    Authorities in North Dakota found more than $1.3 million worth of marijuana in the back of a Minnesota woman's SUV during a traffic stop Tuesday. The 34-year-old Askov woman was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 94. During the traffic stop, a K9 named Disco alerted officers to the...
  3. Ron Strider

    OH: Troopers Seize $280,000 Worth Of Marijuana During Wood Co. Traffic Stop

    Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 70 pounds of marijuana, which is valued at approximately $280,000. On October 24, 2017 at 12:05 p.m., troopers stopped a 2001...
  4. Ron Strider

    IA: 19.5 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Pottawattamie County Traffic Stop

    A traffic stop near Council Bluffs led to the arrest of a South Carolina man and the seizure of nearly 20 pounds of marijuana. According to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Kia Forte for excessive speed on Interstate 80 near Council...
  5. Ron Strider

    ND: Traffic Stop Turns Into Drug Bust Yielding 183 Pounds Of Marijuana

    A routine highway traffic stop Monday afternoon led to one of the largest drug busts in state Highway Patrol history. Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, Calif., was stopped in his Dodge minivan on eastbound I-94 between Mandan and Bismarck for minor traffic violations Aug. 7. During the stop...
  6. Ron Strider

    AAA Is Fighting To Stop Legal Marijuana

    If you're one of the 55 million members of the American Automobile Association (AAA), you might be surprised to learn that the organization has recently thrown itself into the fight over marijuana reform, opposing efforts to loosen marijuana laws in several states. According to a report from...
  7. Ron Strider

    Legalized Marijuana Is Making It Harder For Police To Search Your Car

    Drug policy experts often say that the health risks of marijuana use are relatively minor compared to the steep costs of marijuana enforcement: expensive policing, disrupted lives, violence and even death. Law enforcement agencies, however, have often been at the forefront of opposition to...
  8. K

    Marijuana Legalization Hasn't Increased Traffic Fatalities In Oregon

    When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, some state officials worried car crashes could increase. A new study indicates that didn't happen, though more research is needed. Back in 2004, when Oregon only had medical and black-market marijuana, there were 13 traffic fatalities involving...
  9. K

    States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Fatal Traffic Accidents, Study Finds

    Driving while stoned remains one of the biggest issues surrounding the burgeoning green rush as lawmakers grapple with how to address intoxicated motorists. While some opponents of cannabis, such as the The Automobile Club of Southern California (part of the national American Automobile...
  10. K

    States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Traffic Fatalities, But Why Isn't Clear

    States that passed medical marijuana laws have seen an 11% reduction in traffic fatalities on average, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Compared to states without medical marijuana laws, those with them had 26% fewer traffic fatalities overall. Study...
  11. K

    After States Legalized Medical Marijuana, Traffic Deaths Fell

    Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted. "Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction...
  12. K

    Study Says States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Traffic Fatality Rates

    States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more drivers are, too - especially around midnight, when a run to a 7-Eleven becomes necessary...
  13. K

    AK: Why Are Some Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pushing For Stricter Jaywalking Laws?

    When Lou Weaver picked out a property on Tudor Road for a future pot retail shop, he thought it was a safe distance from a nearby church. His measurement found the walking distance exceeded the required separation distance between pot shops and protected areas. Then this spring, after...
  14. K

    NJ: Activists Conduct 'Foot Traffic Study' To Push For Marijuana PTSD Treatment

    Trenton - Medical marijuana advocates have been placing orange cones around the statehouse in an effort to get Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The advocates are calling it a "foot traffic study," in...
  15. K

    NJ: Activists Conduct 'Foot Traffic Study' To Push For Marijuana PTSD Treatment

    Trenton - Medical marijuana advocates have been placing orange cones around the statehouse in an effort to get Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The advocates are calling it a "foot traffic study," in...