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Fewer Cannabis Packages Seized in Mail Since Start of Legal Sales in Colorado and Washington

Despite claims from prohibitionists that legalized cannabis sales in Washington and Colorado will lead to increased cannabis being transferred through the U.S. mail system, newly released data actually shows the opposite to be true. According to data provided by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, fiscal year 2014 saw a 12% decrease in the number of packages …

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Oregon Court of Appeals Rules Police Intercepting Mail for Drug Dog Test is Unlawful

It’s illegal for police and U.S. postal inspectors to intercept packages and have a police dog test it simply because they believe it contains contraband, according to a new ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals. The ruling, which will likely put an end to a long-standing police practice of intercepting mail without first obtaining …

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