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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.
Judge refuses to release hemp shipment, saying that the government must come up with regulations first. Kamala Harris' father wasn't happy with her comments about smoking weed. How cannabis equity programs are struggling, despite good intentions. Also: A Michigan court ruled against a medical marijuana patient who said her job offer was rescinded after she tested positive for cannabis.
Supreme Court places limits on civil asset forfeiture. An Oregon medical marijuana patient convicted of drug trafficking in Mississippi gets re-sentenced to 12 years with the possibility of parole. Why so many cannabis vapes could be dangerous to your health. Also: Scientists find that legalizing weed causes and uptick in junk food sales.
California lawmakers consider cannabis bills as Los Angeles struggles to start licensing businesses. The hemp industry is still facing challenges while lawmakers press federal agencies on hemp regulations. A study of 100,000 teens found no link between liberal cannabis laws and youth use. Also: Oscars swag bags will have a variety of cannabis products this year.
Congress is talking about marijuana reform, but could it actually happen? As local officials crack down on CBD, senators urge the USDA to hurry up with hemp regulations. Doctors and researchers discredit Alex Berenson in an open letter. Also: A Colorado school fired a substitute teacher for talking about cannabis science on YouTube (while receiving funding from marijuana tax revenue).
William Barr was sworn in as attorney general. Marijuana company board member Bill Weld considers challenging Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. More than a dozen people in Chicago got their drug convictions tossed due to police misconduct. Also: Teens in states with legal medical marijuana are less likely to smoke weed.