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Posted 7 months ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Feds Nab Drug Dealing Deputy in Georgia

It’s not unheard of for a police officer to have marijuana in his cruiser, or even to sell a little dope here and there. Customarily, this is done as part of a police operation, not as part of a cop’s moonlighting gig. Atlanta-area sheriff’s deputy Darrell Mathis took a slightly different approach. While wearing his full uniform, Mathis would chauffeur pounds of pot to his customers in his Newton County cruiser. It was a good business for Mathis — according …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Aaron Kase  
Using Dogs To Search for Teens’ Drugs Could Backfire

When little Johnny takes a sudden and unexplained interest in incense, tie-dye and the Grateful Dead, his parents might feel justified in wondering if their son has started experimenting with illegal drugs. But if they don’t catch him in the act or find any sticks, stems or seeds lying around, how can they know for sure? Some parents think they’ve found the answer: Bring a drug-sniffing dog into the house to detect any pot or other drugs that might be …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML — Western States Prepare for Marijuana Legalization Votes

Colorado, Oregon and Washington voters will have their say this November about whether their states should legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Although the Oregon proposal is not polling well, the Colorado and Washington proposals have consistently polled above 50 percent for several weeks. At the 41st annual NORML national conference, activists working with the state campaigns shared their strategies, explained the effects on public opinion and revealed their concerns about the federal response in the event that one or …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Criminal Law Newsletter

Video: 5 Ways to Fight a Red-Light Traffic Ticket Traffic cameras seem to be everywhere, watching for any opportunity to harpoon drivers with expensive tickets. The spy cameras have generated millions of dollars in traffic fines, but the technology is imperfect. This Lawyers.com exclusive video explains some of the ways to challenge these automated traffic cops. Find Out More…   Respected Federal Judge Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, has called for the elimination …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Fiona Apple Busted for Hash Possession in West Texas

Rock star Fiona Apple was busted for possession of hash and marijuana on Sept. 19 when her tour bus was searched at a checkpoint in West Texas – the same checkpoint where other famous musicians, including Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg, have been snared for drug possession. Actor Armie Hammer and Texan rapper Paul Wall have also visited the local clink on similar charges. Apple, who ironically won a Grammy with the 1998 hit “Criminal,” was arrested after her tour …

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