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Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

According to tribal members residing Nevada, federal agencies are threatening cannabis businesses on tribal land even though state social cannabis sales began in July. Although Nevada’s tribal cannabis compact bill became law this summer and allowed tribes to grow and sell cannabis, there are curr...

FBI: Cannabis arrests dropped in Massachusetts, but minorities are still four times more likely to be arrested than Caucasians

FBI: Cannabis arrests dropped in Massachusetts, but minorities are still four times more likely to be arrested than Caucasians

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 4, 2017


Filed under Research

According to new FBI data, almost all Massachusetts municipalities and law enforcement agencies saw cannabis arrest rates drop in 2014 while minorities were still arrested for cannabis-related crimes four times more frequently than their Caucasian peers. In 2016, only 308 arrests for cannabis po...

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, Social cannabis

According to 2016 crime data released by the FBI, more people were arrested for cannabis possession than any other violent crime in the United States. Cannabis possession accounted for more than 5 percent of all arrests last year with more than one in 20 arrests involving a cannabis possession c...

Violent crime decreased after Washington legalized cannabis

Violent crime decreased after Washington legalized cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 30, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research, Social cannabis

An upcoming report from the Department of Justice is expected to link cannabis with violent crime, although statistics from Washington state claimed the opposite. Since voters approved Initiative 502, FBI crime statistics showed lower rates of violent crime in Washington than before legalization....

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