The Denver FBI honored a youth dropout prevention group Thursday, apparently without realizing it is partially funded with taxes from the marijuana industry.
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In 2015, U.S. arrests for simple possession of marijuana dropped to their lowest level in 19 years, according to the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. New data from the FBI showed a 7 percent slip between 2014 and 2015, when 574,641 were arrested for simple possession. The 2015 figure sits at the end of a 25 percent slide from 2007.
United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter thinks that the Pentagon should ease its stance on hiring marijuana users.
For many marijuana enthusiasts, the idea of having marijuana on tap sounds like a dream; however, for the residents of one small town, that dream is now an unwelcome reality.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 6, 2015: Over the past 20 years, the number of arrests for drug possession has increased 17% from 1.1 million in 1995 to 1.3 million in 2014.
According to statistics included in the just-released Uniform Crime Report compiled by the FBI about all crimes in the United States, there were 700,993 marijuana-related arrests made last year, up from 693,058 in 2013.
On Aug. 10, 2015, the FBI filed a criminal complaint against United Food and Commercial Workers organizer Dan Rush, alleging that he took bribes and kickbacks and rigged the union organizing process. Rush has been a central figure in efforts by the UFCW’s Cannabis Division to organize legal marijuana workers.
Testing for employee marijuana use in Washington, D.C., is riddled with gray area now that recreational marijuana is legal under Initiative 71.
More than half of Americans report that they have tried marijuana. What does this mean for zero-tolerance workplaces?
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Medbox, Inc. (OTCQB: MDBX), a leading dispensary infrastructure/licensing specialist, patented technology provider, and partner to the cannabis industry, is proud to announce the addition of Ms. Jennifer S. Love, a former senior executive of the FBI, to its Board of Directors.
For America, cannabis has become less of a “big deal” in recent years, and the FBI is adopting a similar mindset.
Current FBI Policy holds that the Bureau stands for a drug free society and workplace. This means that anybody who has smoked pot in the past three years (or used any other illegal drug including anabolic steroids in the past ten) does not even make it to an interview. Self-acknowledged pot smokers like Steve Jobs, Carl Sagan or Francis Crick may not have been interested in working for the FBI; however, the FBI may well have wanted such employees had they realized the benefits.