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EDITORIAL: Smoking Marijuana Has Unhappy Consequences

5yrs ago from Washington Times
It’s good to be smart. Nearly everybody craves the company of the brainy and bright. Smart people usually surround themselves with the intelligent gadgetry of modernity — smart phones, smart cars, smart watches, smart TVs, even smart fridges that can recite recipes and stream video on demand. It is true, of course, that gadgets can be become addictive. Then acquiring the latest expensive iFrill is not so smart.
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California Company Develops Tool That Could Help Cops Bust Stoned Drivers

5yrs ago from The Blaze
As the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use continues to expand across the country, so does the concern that stoned drivers are putting lives at risk on the roadways. Hound Labs, a California-based company, has created a device that might help law enforcement detect drivers who are driving under the influence of marijuana. "We are trying to make the establishment of impairment around marijuana rational and to balance fairness and safety," Hound Labs CEO Mike Lynn told NPR recently. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 30 states allow its use for medicinal purposes. How does it work? The device is housed in a small plastic box about the size of a large cellphone, NPR reported. If an officer suspects someone may be under the influence, the officer would place a disposable cartridge inside the device and ask the person to blow into the clear tube …
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Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession. in Fact, the DA Says 'Legalize It'

5yrs ago from theroot.com
In a big, fat eff you to Jefferson Beauregard “I hate weed (and immigrants)” Sessions, the head of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan announced Tuesday that he will no longer prosecute marijuana possessions in Manhattan, except in cases where weed is being sold or if an individual involved “poses a significant threat to public safety.”
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New York City Prosecutors Split on Trying Marijuana Cases

NEW YORK (AP) - Caught in New York City with a doobie or a dime bag? The consequences you'll face vary from borough to borough. Manhattan on Wednesday joined Brooklyn in declining to pursue most cases in which people are accused of smoking or possessing small amounts of pot in public. But those kinds of cases are still being tried in Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx, underscoring a stark divide among the city's five elected district attorneys. As the city moves toward decriminalization and state leaders grapple with potential marijuana legalization, where you light up a joint in the Big Apple can be the difference between a criminal record and a slap on the wrist.
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Making New York New: Now You Can Smoke a Doobie on the Street

5yrs ago from Red State
    On Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the New York Police Department will no longer prosecute people for smoking marijuana in public. The new policy will go into effect Wednesday, August 1st. No further arrests will be made, unless the smoker is suspected of selling pot or poses a serious threat to public safety. In a press release, Democrat Vance explained that it’s | Read More »
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