This week in cannabis news: The FBI releases a report that cannabis arrests are on the decline. French parliament lawmakers have banded together to block cannabis legalization. Lastly, a civil lawsuit has been filed against the cannabis brand Kushy Punch for illegal sales.
An FBI report shows an 18% decrease in cannabis arrests and an odd letter from a bunch of French politicians reveals that they intend to block cannabis legalization
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According to FBI data, around 567,000 cannabis-related arrests were made in 2019.
Of those arrests about 92% were for simple cannabis possession.
This shows a substantial decrease for the first time in four years.
A decade ago, cannabis arrests peaked at a little over 800,000 in one year.
11 states have since legalized recreational use which have, of course, contributed to the decline.
The stats also indicate that these arrests were less likely to happen in western states while the northeastern states made up for over half of them.
And while arrests for violent crimes had a marginal decrease, the number of cannabis arrests still vastly exceeded them.
The executive director at NORML stated that police make a cannabis-related arrest every 58 seconds.
And ultimately, these arrests are a waste of tax dollars and law enforcement resources.
80 French Parliament lawmakers published a recent letter citing that if the nation was to legalize cannabis, they would also need to legalize crimes such as arms dealers, fiscal fraud, prostitution, and vehicular speeding.
In showcasing their ineptness and inexpertise, the letter also goes on to also suggest that cannabis causes psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, failing grades, and moral degeneration.
The lawmakers even cap off the impetuous letter with a quote from the Minister of the Interior, “Drugs are shit”. (put a bleep noise over the ‘shit’ part)
It sounds like a lot of French lawmakers need to read up on the latest cannabis research and maybe regroup.
The suit alleges they produced and sold over $64 million dollars worth of illegal products
California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control released a statement citing that ”seized records document the production of more than 3.3 million Kushy Punch brand gummies in an 18-month period,
This is an estimated value of $64 million.”
The veteran cannabis company that has been a favorite for over 20 years has since lost its business license and insists that the seized vape products were never intended for distribution as they had already been well expired.
Kushy Punch’s attorneys also pointed out one of the many wrinkles in cannabis legalization that are in a dire need of ironing,
“What we have witnessed is a cannabis extinction event,
as many operators are unable to withstand the licensing delays, costs and onerous taxes that continue to be a barrier for historical brands like Kushy Punch to survive.”
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