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Not only is there no correlation between medical marijuana laws and violent crime, crime rates in California actually decreased by 20 percent after legalization.
A white nationalist lawyer is suing activists on behalf of a former cannabis lab owner. A coalition of advocacy groups is hosting the first National Expungement Week. Colorado's marijuana sales reached the $1 billion mark. Also: One Canadian cannabis dispensary ran out of product on the first day of sales -- at 4:20.
How legal cannabis in Canada puts pressure on the U.S. Why legalization in wealthy nations hurts cannabis farmers in poorer countries who have relied on those markets for decades. Also: Canada's public safety minister says the government won't expunge past cannabis convictions because prohibition didn't amount to an 'historical injustice.'
Canada plans to pardon past pot possession convictions. There are worries about a lack of weed on the newly legal marijuana market. A former Canadian Army captain who fought alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan has been jailed for 75 days due to a decades-old Canadian cannabis conviction (that has already been pardoned).
A federal prosecutor suggests that there are plenty of banks willing to work with the cannabis industry. An appeals court ruled that police cannot shoot and kill dogs when conducting a drug raid. A musician was sentenced to eight years for marijuana trafficking, despite cops and prosecutors admitting that there is no evidence he was actually trafficking.
When police departments break down doors to find a small amount of "leafy green substance." Why the midterms could have a major impact on marijuana reform. The story of an 81-year-old woman who was jailed for smoking a joint in her own home. Also: This Wednesday is weed day in Canada.