PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend.
Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney says Saturday’s raid at a warehouse hosting a pot-smoking party might have been “overkill.” Police arrested 22 people and seized more than 50 pounds of marijuana. About 175 people were allowed to leave without charges.
The mayor says he understands why police busted the party, citing the large amount of marijuana present and potentially dangerous conditions in the building.
But he says marijuana legalization is “the real solution.”
In 2014, the city made possession of small amounts of the drug punishable only by a citation and a fine, but marijuana sales weren’t decriminalized.
Compassion Lives on in California as Governor Signs The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act
Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania
Florida Man Calls Police to Report His Roommate For Stealing His Weed
NYPD Outreach Targets Neighborhoods Where Pot Laws Hit the Hardest
News5 days ago
Judge Says Police Seizure Of 900 Pounds Of Marijuana Was Illegal
Business5 days ago
California Company Develops Metal-Free Vape Cartridge
News7 days ago
Over Two Dozen Medical Cannabis Growers in Pennsylvania Unionize
News4 days ago
Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Grow5 days ago
Dear Danko: Expert Grow Advice
News6 days ago
Cannabis Advocacy Groups Bring 51-foot Inflated Joint To Congress
News6 days ago
California Medical Marijuana Bills Await Governor’s Signature
Movies4 days ago
Fantastic Fungi Is A New Documentary That Celebrates The World Of Mushrooms