Arrests are on the rise
Cannabis arrests are reportedly increasing in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Please say it isn’t so. Please be safe and smart when you travel. So there are reports that cannabis related arrests are on the rise in some areas outside of urban centers. This is truly disappointing to see progress hindered by people who fail to adapt and educate themselves. Complacency should not be an excuse. Leadership is needed for progress to be realized. The demand starts with the taxpayers.
Who is tired of the one step forward, two steps back routine?
Did you know that the start of National Espungement Week begins on October 20th throughout the country. The Equity First Alliance, a national coalition social justice organizations is working to bring awareness to Expungement programs that exist in our states. This project is called the National Expungement Week (N.E.W) where each organization will have a national Day of Expungement in their state between the week of 10/20-10/27.
Connecticut’s day will be held in New Haven on 10/27th. Details to be shared soon.
According to Philly.com:
Corey Thornton admits he gave little thought to the marijuana in his car as he drove along Germantown Pike near the Plymouth Meeting Mall in March.
He was heading home to Philadelphia, where police have essentially decriminalized marijuana possession — no longer arresting thousands a year for pot but issuing a like number of $25 civil citations instead.
“I’m not going to say that I’m not aware that it’s illegal,” said Thornton, 49, a restaurant manager. But “it’s not frowned upon as some of the other things going around.”
Thornton got his rude awakening when Plymouth Township police pulled him over because officers said they could smell marijuana as they drove behind him. Police confiscated a joint and three vials of marijuana.
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