QuoteAs Trenton debates how police should handle youth marijuana use, cops around the state continue to arrest people of all ages for an offense many expected to become legal in 2021: minor marijuana possession. The laws on weed could change as soon as Monday, and those under 21 might face only fines for using marijuana or drinking if a new bill passes. But for now, the old rules stand.
Quote...the bill includes penalties for police who misuse their power when interacting with underage people on these offenses. If police intentionally and illegally stop, search or detain people for underage drinking or marijuana use, they could face a third degree charge of deprivation of civil rights. That's punishable by a fine of $15,000 and up to five years in jail.
BOISE, Idaho -- As legal weed becomes a reality in every corner of the U.S., Idaho is putting up a fight.
State lawmakers on Friday moved forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar the legalization of marijuana in Idaho in an attempt to keep the growing nationwide acceptance of the drug from seeping across its borders.
Idaho is one of only three states without some sort of policy allowing residents to possess products with even low amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.
Furthering efforts to provide relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown, the governor signed a law on Friday that caps the fees charged by food delivery apps, such as Grubhub, DoorDash and Seamless.
The law caps service fees from delivery companies at 20% of the total bill. However, on orders delivered by the restaurant's own delivery person, the cap lowers to 10% of the order's cost.
The bill was passed by the state Assembly earlier this month, 75-1, and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday.
QuoteWhen the feature was announced, Facebook, which makes money from selling ads, claimed it would hurt developers. Apple responded saying: "When invasive tracking is your business model, you tend not to welcome transparency and customer choice."
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Dec. 4, 2020, 5:29 AM EST
By Alicia Victoria Lozano
As the cannabis industry continues to take root state by state, Congress will consider whether to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act once and for all.
The House will vote Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions.
The MORE Act would also create pathways for ownership opportunities in the emerging industry, allow veterans to obtain medical cannabis recommendations from Veteran Affairs doctors and establish funding sources to reinvest in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
Friday's vote would mark the first time a full chamber of Congress has taken up the issue of federally decriminalizing cannabis.