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Florida Woman Acquitted of Growing Marijuana for Medical Use

A 54 year-old woman was found not-guilty of cultivating marijuana Friday by a circuit court jury in southern Florida, who delivered the verdict despite the woman’s testimony that she had grown the marijuana plants she had been accused of growing. Bridget Kirouac, who told jurors that she suffers …

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Will a proposed Broward County decriminalization ordinance fix their huge race problem?

Yet another Florida locality is looking to remove criminal penalties for minor marijuana offenders. Officials in Broward County are considering implementing civil fines for misdemeanor marijuana possession, rather than arrests and criminal charges. County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a proposed ordinance today that would allow law enforcement officers to …

Holder Announces Change to Asset Forfeiture Program, But is it Enough?

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has essentially ended a federal program that allowed local law enforcement agencies across the country to share in civil asset forfeitures when cooperating in federal investigations. By way of the Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing program, local and federal law enforcement agencies have legally …

Alabama Prison Guard Found Passed Out in Car With Half-Pound of Marijuana

An officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections was arrested in Wetumpka Tuesday after being found passed-out drunk in a McDonald’s parking lot with over eight ounces of marijuana that he allegedly planned to distribute to inmates. Michael Anderson, 28, of Prattville was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with …