23Dec 2015

This article discusses the limitations on legal marijuana use in the state of Washington. In November 2012, the state of Washington legalized recreational marijuana use and possession after passing Initiative 502. The new law took effect December of last year. If asked, many people would likely say that using marijuana for recreation is now legal […]

23Dec 2015

This article discusses a drug-sniffing dog case that the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision on. The use of drug-sniffing dogs seems commonplace to police work these days, but certain constitutional issues regarding the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure involving drug-sniffing dogs have not yet been resolved. The resolution of these issues […]

23Dec 2015

This article talks about Washington State’s new law, driving under the influence of marijuana. Washington is one of two states that have passed laws allowing for the legal recreational use of marijuana. As a result of the legalization, there were many questions about the enforcement of certain laws that dealt with marijuana crimes. One of […]

23Dec 2015

In early October, a pickup truck over-corrected when exiting an interstate in Washington. According to NBC Right Now, the driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital for the injuries he incurred. His passenger, however, was thrown from the vehicle and died. Due to the circumstances of the incident, Washington State Patrol noted […]

23Dec 2015

Law enforcement focusing efforts on reducing drugged drivers under the influence of marijuana. Washington voters legalized the use of marijuana in 2012. When the measure was approved, some law enforcement agencies expressed concern over the increase of motorists who may use the drug before getting behind the wheel. They felt that legalizing the drug gave […]

 
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