Federal law enforcement agents and their partners made fewer marijuana-related arrests in 2019, but seized a far greater number of plants, according to the DEA’s annual report. Figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report show that the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated four million marijuana plants in 2019 – […]

The Texas Department of Public Safety said last week that it would not perform testing to distinguish between hemp and marijuana in misdemeanor cases. The situation comes after the Texas Legislature changed the definition of marijuana last year in order to legalize hemp, drawing a new distinction between two substances that can look and smell […]

In 2018, cannabis offenses amounted to 40% of the 1.65 million total drug arrests in the U.S. The second-largest category of drug arrests involved “other” drugs (29%), followed by heroin, cocaine or their derivatives (25%) and synthetic or manufactured drugs (6%). See the original article on Pew Research

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office — with the help of the FBI and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife — executed search warrants on 11 fields in the Arvin area, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. From the 459 acres of land, authorities destroyed about 10 million marijuana plants — a value of […]

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a search of a medical marijuana patient’s car based on the scent of cannabis is illegal. In the opinion in the case filed by Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos , the judge wrote that it was “illogical, impractical and unreasonable” for the troopers to suspect that a crime had […]

A study by researchers at Washington State University has found evidence of “demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ effectiveness in Washington and Colorado since the states voted to legalize cannabis in 2012. Researchers used monthly FBI data to investigate crime clearance rates for the states from 2010 to 2015; crimes are normally considered “cleared” […]