FBI cannabis arrest data called into question (Newsletter: June 1, 2022)

FBI cannabis arrest data called into question (Newsletter: June 1, 2022)
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Canadian gov’t approves local drug decrim; MN marijuana party political shenanigans; NC medical cannabis vote Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… They say a journalist is a machine that converts coffee into copy. But where do you think the coffee comes from? Readers like you! Signing up for a $25/month subscription will help keep us digging, interviewing and reporting on all the cannabis news that’s fit to print. And in return, you’ll gain access to our Bill Tracker tool, too, so you can have the most up-to-date information on the drug policy reform efforts around the U.S. Join Marijuana Moment for $25/month to support our work: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Canada’s federal government approved a three-year drug decriminalization pilot program in British Columbia. People caught with up to 2.5 grams of certain illicit drugs—including opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA—will not be criminalized. The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General is being asked to investigate an apparent discrepancy in how marijuana enforcement data is reported by police departments across the country. Some law enforcement agencies appear to count citations issued in decriminalized jurisdictions as arrests, while others don’t—and that distorts how the impact of cannabis policy can be evaluated by lawmakers, the complaint from Montgomery County, Maryland Policing Advisory Commission member Eric Sterling says. Minnesota Democratic operatives appear to have been caught on tape orchestrating a plot to change the name of a…

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