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Marijuana could be legalized in New York through a constitutional convention. But some are questioning whether the man behind the campaign is the right person to lead the charge.
In contrast to the U.S., the European country decriminalized all drugs and mounted a public health campaign on addiction. Now it has the lowest rate of drug-related deaths in Western Europe.
In 2014, a sanitation worker had $580 in his pocket -- his paycheck for the week. Nassir Geiger drove to a McDonald's for a snack, and paused in the parking lot to say hi to a coworker. Two officers suspected the interaction was a drug deal, and confiscated his car and wages. No drugs were found, he was never charged with a crime, and has no criminal record.
The state's highest court ruled that roadside sobriety tests cannot be used as conclusive evidence in stoned driving cases. The justices noted that there is currently no reliable test for measuring someone's impairment from marijuana.
'People think it's a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic,' said Dr. Oz on Fox & Friends, which seemed to surprise host Steve Doocy.
Attorney general Jeff Sessions is scheduled to meet with Oregon law enforcement officials to discuss drug enforcement and the opioid crisis, among other issues. He previously expressed his concerns about the state's legal cannabis market.
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