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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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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Larry Bodine  
Respected Federal Judge Calls for Legalizing Marijuana

Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, called for the elimination of criminal laws against marijuana in a September 6  lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois. Judge Posner, a member of the influential United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, is an intellectual giant who is the most-cited judge in America. His call for legalization is significant because Posner is considered a legal conservative. “I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
U.S. Attorney Shuttering More Colorado Medical Marijuana Centers

U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued letters this month to 10 medical marijuana centers throughout Colorado, ordering them to shut down or move because they are located within 1,000 feet of schools. The mailing marks the third round of threatening letters sent to Colorado medical marijuana centers this year; 23 letters were sent out in January, and another 25 were mailed in March. All of the businesses targeted in those mailings closed or relocated voluntarily. A fourth round of letters is …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Laura Kresich  
Is Legalizing Marijuana the Best Thing for America? [infographic]

OnlineParalegalPrograms.com contends that legalizing marijuana would have positive economic effects, lowering law enforcement costs and generating tax revenues. Ending the prohibition on pot would also have a favorable social impact by curtailing teen drug use and reducing the prison population. Check out their infographic below for the supporting statistics and references.     Do you think legalizing marijuana would be good for America? Share your opinion by leaving a comment below.

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Detroit Voters May Decriminalize Marijuana in November

The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for a marijuana decriminalization measure to appear on city ballots in the coming November election. If voters pass the measure, it will allow adults 21 and over to use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. The decriminalization initiative is sponsored by the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, a group of citizens who argue that removing marijuana possession penalties will allow Detroit police officers to focus on more …

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