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Potential California Legislation Could Open Doors For Medical Marijuana in Hospitals

New California legislation could make it possible for hospitals to give cannabis to patients in legalized states. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the governor of California’s office are determining if hospitals and healthcare facilities can allow patients to use medical marijuana without the risk of federal funding being stripped in …

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Marijuana Education Program Added to Social Equity License Application

Arizona adds an education program to apply for social equity license. A marijuana business education program has been added as a mandatory step for the process of applying for a social equity license in Arizona. The class will be offered for free by the Arizona Department of Health and Safety. This program will be required …

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Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Launched

The Justice Department launches a civil rights investigation into the Phoenix police department The Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation on Aug. 5 into the Phoenix police department to investigate its use of force and policies on dealing with homeless residents.  This is the third federal probe into local law enforcement under the Biden …

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Task Force to Start Working in Cities Around the US to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking

Justice Department implements new plan to help curb illegal gun sales across the US.  The US Justice Department has put a new plan in place to reduce violent crime across US cities. Five federal strike teams will start working with local police in some of the most populous cities with the goal of stopping illegal …

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Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations

Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations  In June, Oregon became the second state to pass a deception bill that prevents law enforcement from lying to people under the age of 18 during interrogations. The bill bans false promises of leniency and false claims about the existence …

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Numerous factors are causing an increase in fatal wrong-way crashes In Arizona

Numerous factors are causing an increase in fatal wrong-way crashes In Arizona Cathy Hocking has had a hauntingly lonely life since April 14th, 2017 when her two daughters, Kelsey and Karli, were killed in Phoenix by a wrong-way driver. Kelsey and Karli decided to drive late at night to see the sunrise at the Grand …

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New Wording on a Budget Bill Could Allow DPS to Deny Requests for Body Cam Footage

“Eleventh-hour language” was recently added to a budget bill on the eve of the anniversary of George Floyd’s and Dion Johnson’s deaths. This would potentially give DPS (Department of Public Safety) more leverage on denying public record requests for bodycam footage on state troopers. There is worry from legal advocates and media organizations that the …

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Governor Doug Ducey was sent a bill legalize sterile needle exchange

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona was sent a bill in May to legalize sterile needle exchange in hopes of HIV prevention and lowering health care system costs Governor Doug Ducey has been sent bills to legalize both fentanyl test strips and sterile needle exchanges which could both drastically help people with substance use disorders. The …

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