Late last month the FBI published new data regarding crime rates and clearance rates for various offenses. The numbers are, in one sense, very good, with an overall decline in violent crime. On the other hand, the report shows some figures that are somewhat bizarre. Here’s what we mean: Violent crime is down. The highlight…

Maricopa County investigators, armed with a search warrant, raided a home in Phoenix last month. We don’t know what the basis for the warrant was, but the cops apparently suspected that the home was being used for more than a residence. Here’s what the police say they found when they entered the home: A closed-loop…

Back in 2018, medical marijuana patient Stephanie Parisi was pulled over on a traffic stop because of a cracked windshield. When the officer who pulled her over learned that she had a marijuana concentrate – purchased from a dispensary – in her car, he confiscated the it, even though Ms. Parisi produced a valid medical…

Just over a year ago, we reported in our blog (“Court Says No to College Ban on Medical Marijuana”) that the Arizona Court of Appeals had examined the legislature’s attempt to ban medical marijuana on college campuses. The legislative ban was seen by the court as an attempt to override the clear directions of the…

We’ve reported in the past about the enormous number of people incarcerated in the United States. In fact, the U.S. has by far the highest percentage of prison and jail inmates in the world. You may have heard lots of purported reasons for this fact. Some say we’re just catching more criminals than other countries….

As Arizonans ready themselves for the November election, a lot of attention is being paid to one of the items on the ballot. Proposition 205, known as the “Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act,” consisting of 19 pages of explanations and regulatory and other items, will be voted on this fall. The essential component of…

In Arizona (and in some other states), those charged with relatively minor offenses may have the opportunity to participate in a diversion program that my offer an alternative to traditional prosecution, sentencing and jail time. One such program, which operates largely in Arizona, is called TASC, which is an acronym for Treatment Assessment Screening Center….

As things stand today, the November elections in Arizona will contain a ballot that would, if approved, legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The ballot has been certified, but the certification is being challenged in court as we go to press with this article. The challenge claims that the 100-word summary of the…

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