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Category: Marijuana Possession


Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Decreases – Colorado’s Increases
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As long as drugs are illegal, there will be drug trafficking. And even though marijuana is now legal in Colorado, it’s still illegal in other states and countries, which creates a drug trafficking issue.
 
Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington, 70 percent of Mexican drug cartels have seen a decrease in their marijuana profits. This decrease is prompting Mexico to consider its own legalization of marijuana.
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Marijuana and Driving: What You Need to Know
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When thinking about a DUI, we almost always assume the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Maybe they’re driving home from the bar. Or coming from a friend’s party where they had a few cold ones. We know the common scenarios and – in theory – that helps us to avoid them.
 
Driving under the influence of marijuana, however, can also be a reason for an arrest.… Continue reading this article

Local and Federal Law Enforcement Target Illegal Marijuana Growers
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Law enforcement officials conducted several raids of illegal grow ops in Colorado in the past month and a half. In addition to firearms and money, officers confiscated over 300 kilograms of dried marijuana and more than 20,000 individual plants. They also arrested 32 individuals for ties to illegal marijuana growing operations in Colorado.
 
The Department of Justice reports that six different major covert growing operations have been… Continue reading this article

New Colorado Marijuana DUI Bill in the Works
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If a police officer catches you driving while high from marijuana in Colorado, you face the same charges as a drunk driver – a DUI. This is a problem for lawmakers, the public, and law enforcement officials looking to Colorado as a social, legal, and economic experiment on the effects of marijuana legalization.
 
Why? Because the data from police departments doesn’t distinguish between the two types of impaired… Continue reading this article

Marijuana Law Evolving, But Still Has Long Way to Go
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In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington made history by voting to pass initiatives that made the recreational use and sale of marijuana legal. These were huge victories for marijuana legalization advocates in these states and across the country, but whether or not the rest of the 48 states will follow Colorado and Washington’s lead remains to be seen.
 
Today, federal law still considers marijuana—both for recreational and medical… Continue reading this article

Proposed Edible Marijuana Ban Retracted in Colorado
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After a sharp rise in reported cases of children accidentally consuming marijuana, the Colorado health department proposed a ban on all edible marijuana products. Under the ban, only lozenges and tinctures would be able to be legally sold by marijuana retailers. Popular items—such as marijuana baked goods and chocolates—would be prohibited. Naturally, the proposal was met with industry outrage. Marijuana advocates argued that edible pot could not constitutionally be banned… Continue reading this article

Criminal Convictions and Student Loan Eligibility
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If you have a criminal record, your ability to get federal student loan money may be limited.
 
Student Loan Eligibility and Drug Crimes
If you were convicted of a drug crime while receiving federal student loans, your eligibility to receive further money may be suspended.
 
If you were convicted of one drug crime, you are ineligible to receive such funds for one year if that crime consisted of… Continue reading this article

Synthetic Marijuana: Obfuscated Legality
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Many storeowners, facing economic difficulties and reduced profits, have turned to spice to supplement their business incomes. Websites selling spice to these storeowners emphasize the legality of their product, which they refer to as herbal incense or herbal smoking blends, misleading storeowners into thinking that acquiring and thereafter selling the product would be a quick, easy, and safe way to earn some cash.
 
In fact, synthetic compounds commonly found… Continue reading this article

Misconception: Marijuana is Completely Legal in Colorado
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A commonly held misconception is that marijuana is completely legal in Colorado, and that all activities concerning marijuana are therefore also legal.  Also, whatever legal status marijuana may have in this state does not negate the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule I drug as classified by the DEA.
 
Today, news broke that federal law enforcement agents are involved in numerous enforcement actions in Colorado.  While little information beyond… Continue reading this article

Federal Government Won’t Prioritize Blocking Marijuana Legalization in Colorado
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office has circulated a memorandum addressing the hot topic of marijuana enforcement; that is, whether the federal government should step in and enforce federal drug laws in states that have passed their own laws, such as in Colorado, that contradict those federal laws.
 
This memorandum provides guidance to U.S. Attorneys across the country in terms of which marijuana crimes they should be focusing their energies and… Continue reading this article