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Happy 420 Day, if You Know What We Mean [Infographic]

With 4/20 approaching, we’ve published weedblog.com’s infographic on the legalization of pot, and you can stare at it for hours. Pass the Doritos, Mary Jane. Currently, the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a real downer for proponents of legalization. (Substances on Schedule 1 are considered to have high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use.) But opinions differ, as 18 states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. In the last …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
Legalizing Marijuana [Poll]

The states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical uses. In addition, 16 states and the District of Columbia legally allow for the medical use of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. But marijuana is still illegal according to federal law. Should the federal law be changed? Take our poll and let your voice be heard.

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Decriminalizing and Legalizing Pot [Podcast]

  What’s the difference between the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana? Listen in on Lawyers.com reporter Matt Plessner’s podcast. He interviews San Francisco attorney, Matt Kumin, who explains the current laws regarding pot. Kumin tells you what decriminalizing and legalizing weed means and the laws of different jurisdictions. Kumin is the founder of Medical Cannabis Counsel, which defends patient rights and conducts medical marijuana compliance workshops throughout the country. He has litigated the only U.S. tax case on income taxation …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
More Arrests for Pot than Violent Crimes [Infographic]

In the United States, the number of arrests for marijuana possession now exceeds the number of arrests for all violent crimes combined. The Huffington Post infographic below illustrates the surprising statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read today’s Lawyers.com article, “States Around the Country Consider Legalizing Marijuana,” It provides a comprehensive report on the current status of marijuana laws, with a preview of upcoming legislation. With today’s views and laws, do all of these arrests make sense? Share …

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