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New FBI Report: Cannabis Arrests Up for First Time Since 2009, One Arrest Every 45 Seconds

According to a new FBI report titled 2014 Crime in the United States, there was 700,993 cannabis arrests in the United States in 2014. Of those arrests, approximately 620,000 were for simple possession. This number represents an increase of roughly 11,000 from 2013, the first time cannabis arrests have increased since 2009. According to this …

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New DEA Chief to Focus Less on Cannabis, May Improve Methods to Reclassify and Declassify Cannabis

By Marijuana Business Daily The incoming head of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly will focus less on marijuana and instead put more resources toward harder drugs such as heroin, which could relieve some pressure on cannabis businesses in states without strong regulations on the industry. Chuck Rosenberg – who served as chief of staff to …

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FBI Agent Arrested for Stealing and Using Hundreds of Grams of Heroin

In Washington, DC, an FBI agent was arrested last Friday for stealing hundreds of grams of heroin seized in drug raids, keeping it in his car, and occasionally using the drug. Matthew Lowry, 33, is expected to plead guilty to all 64 charges brought against him, which includes charges of obstruction of justice, heroin possession, …

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New FBI Report: Over 1,500,000 Arrested for Drugs in 2012

The FBI has released their latest Uniformed Crime Report which has found that there were 1,552,432 arrests in 2012 for drug-related offenses, with 82% of those being for simple possession; with a majority of those being for cannabis. In total, the report found that over 12,000,000 people were arrested in the United States in 2012. …

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