Marijuana arrests are rising in the U.S., even as more states legalize cannabis.
Marijuana Legalization 2015: US Pot Arrests Increased in 2014 with 1 Every 45 Seconds, FBI Data Show
Even as many U.S. states continue to reform and ease legislation governing the use of marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, enforcement of laws against the drug’s use has apparently hardened.
The fatal shooting of Constance Malcolm son’s by an NYPD officer made headlines around the country – but the FBI has no record of his death.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state criminal background checks could be done through an FBI database, as required under state law.
CANNABIS CULTURE - More than 1.5 million people were arrested for drug offenses in the US last year, and more than 693,000 of those for marijuana offenses.
Today, the FBI seized the Darknet market Silk Road 2.0 and arrested its alleged operator, Blake Benthall.
Now the agency is grappling with their marijuana rules.
The war on drugs has established a nagging presence in the everyday lives of Americans.
CANNABIS CULTURE - In a story that seems like a Hollywood screenplay, a political activist is making a stand against laws he feels are unjust. Rich Paul, the founder of the New Hampshire based 4:20 Foundation, is facing four felony charges for selling marijuana.
The Fascinating Story of “White Boy Rick”: Feds Built Him into Drug Kingpin at Age 14, Then Threw Him in Prison for Life
So why did the authorities turn on him? It started when he helped the feds investigate drug corruption in the Detroit Police Department.