Category Archives: Police

Prison Death of Marvin Scott Sparks Anger Among Cannabis And Racial Justice Activists

The untimely death of Marvin Scott in a Texas jail after being arrested for a small amount of cannabis has sparked outrage among activists for racial, cannabis, and mental health justice.

Despite City Council Vote, Austin Cops Will Still Ticket, Arrest Pot Users

The city council in Austin, Texas approved a resolution last week to end enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses, but the city’s police chief says that the department will continue to issue tickets and make arrests for possession of small amounts of pot. On Thursday, the city council passed a resolution directing the police department not […]

Chicago Police Department Produces Video Explaining New Weed Laws

The Chicago Police Department has produced a video to explain the rules that will apply when recreational cannabis is legalized in Illinois next month. The video was posted to the police department’s Facebook page on Wednesday. In the video, city police officers explain that beginning January 1, adults 21 and older will be allowed to […]

A Unique Course Aims To Teach Cops About Cannabis

Few relationships are as historically fraught as that between United States law enforcement and users and purveyors of cannabis. In the legalization era, that’s a problem — and one company has stepped up to close the gap. California cannabis educational group Green Flower Media has served over 10,000 people with its online marijuana educational courses, […]