Law & Crime

Washington Square Park in New York City. Image: Matthew Jesuele via Wikimedia Commons
 
The city is getting higher by the day — and we’re not talking about Manhattan skyscrapers.

Marijuana clones are monitored at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Cuttings are taken to this room where they take root and get light 24 hours a day. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
 
The state's restrictive law doesn't allow people to grow their own, so only state-approved cultivation centers with rigid security systems will sell to dispensaries.

A "stack" of bills. Image: Psychonaught via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Burke ~ MarketWatch.com ~

Federal regulations force businesses into cash-only operations.

Cannabis plant at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
Relaxing laws against marijuana is much more popular among the American public than even services like Uber and Airbnb, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey reveals.

Robert Grandt works in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on March 11, 2015. (RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file)
David Migoya and Ricardo Baca ~ The Denver Post ~

New rule would limit industry's choice of pesticides to only those already allowed for use on food for human consumption.

Image: U.S. Justice Dept. via Wikimedia Commons
Keith Coffman ~ Reuters ~
 
Despite an increasing number of Americans who do not view marijuana use as a crime, pot arrests across the United States increased last year for the first time since 2009, proponents of the drug's legalization said on Monday.

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