When marijuana arrests drop in places like Colorado or Washington no one is surprised; after all, with full adult use legalization, arrests for something that is no longer illegal are bound to fall.
But when arrests for marijuana drop more than normal in a state like Virginia, people take notice:
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was recently announced as the next host of the Academy Awards when they air on ABC in February. While discussing it on his show, Kimmel brought up an idea that would be sure to garner the world’s attention to the event.
“Marijuana will be legal for recreational use in February,” he said.
If legislators in the U.S. Congress can come to an agreement regarding the passage of a stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government from shutting down, the extension will likely include provisions that prevents the Justice Department from going after medical marijuana patients and providers who are in accordance with their state laws.
NFL player Seantrel Henderson is in his third year in the league where he plays offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills. He is currently facing his second suspension for using a substance that is banned for use by the league and player’s union: cannabis.
Since it is his second offense, Seantrel faces a 10-game suspension, something he is expected to appeal.