Category results for "Legal"

Poll Shows 58 Percent of Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization

A Gallup poll has found a majority of Americans say marijuana should be legalized. The poll found 58 percent favor legalization, a 10 percent increase since last year.

Washington State Adopts Rules Governing Sale of Recreational Marijuana

Washington state approved rules this week for the recreational sale of marijuana, the Associated Press reports. The Washington Liquor Control Board, which adopted the rules, will issue licenses for up to 334 marijuana stores across the state.

Police in Florida City Make Millions in Cocaine Sting Operations

Law enforcement officers in a city outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida have been conducting “reverse sting” operations to lure potential cocaine buyers, and funneling the proceeds into the police department budget, ABC News reports.

“Crazy Clown” and Three Other Synthetic Drugs Outlawed in Florida

Four new synthetic drugs, including one called “Crazy Clown,” were outlawed in Florida this week under an emergency rule filed by state Attorney General Pam Bondi.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Tobacco Case Could Help Smokers’ Lawsuits

The United States Supreme Court this week rejected the tobacco industry’s appeal of a Florida court ruling. The decision could make it easier for ill smokers or their survivors to sue cigarette makers, Bloomberg reports.

New York Court to Decide Whether Drivers Can Be Too Drunk to be Found Guilty

New York State’s highest court this week heard arguments from lawyers of three drivers who claimed they were too drunk to understand what they were doing or the threat they posed to others. The judges will decide whether drivers can be considered too drunk to be found guilty.

TSA Agents Not Searching Airline Luggage for Marijuana

Transportation Safety Administration security officers are not searching airline passengers’ luggage for marijuana, the Daily News reports.

Other Websites Selling Illegal Drugs Remain After Shutdown of Silk Road

Other illegal websites remain in business, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD. They arrested the operator in San Francisco, according to The New York Times.

Colleges Debate Usefulness of Drug Testing

Administrators at some colleges are debating the usefulness of drug testing, according to USA Today. Last month, a federal judge ruled a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to most students.

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