marijuana

Could a National Legal Pot Law Finally Happen?

Could a National Legal Pot Law Finally Happen?

March 4, 2019

With Cory Booker’s proposal to legalize marijuana on a federal level, TRNN looks at the current politics surrounding legalization in the nation’s capital and statehouses across the country to see if the time has finally come for a federal law to decriminalize pot

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

February 2, 2019

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s recent decision to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases prompted pushback from the police commissioner, despite overwhelming evidence arrests for pot disproportionately impact African-Americans

Since Decriminalization, 96% of People Arrested for Weed in Baltimore Are Black

January 18, 2019

Journalist Brandon Soderberg and 34-year police veteran Neill Franklin discuss “Structural Racism and Cannabis: Black Baltimoreans still disproportionately arrested for weed after decriminalization.”

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls

October 18, 2018

Canada, the US’s largest trading partner legalized marijuana. Most states bordering Canada it is legalized or medicalized. However, the Trump administration plans to deny entry to Canadians who use or sell marijuana

Will Blue State MD Allow Voters to Decide on Legal Pot?

October 12, 2017

A proposed referendum to allow voters to decide if pot should be legalized faces an uphill battle in a state wedded to racially biased marijuana policies

Pot Arrests Grow Despite Increasing Support for Legalization

October 6, 2017

The FBI’s latest local law enforcement report reveals arrests for marijuana-related offenses grew slightly in 2016, despite the fact that most Americans think pot should be legal

Latin America

August 31, 2017
U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is ‘rank hypocrisy,’ says economist Bill Black

War on Drugs

August 14, 2017
Letters sent by the current Attorney General hint of upcoming federal action against state’s that have already legalized it, but a marijuana policy expert says Sessions may face resistance on multiple fronts