A university professor from Maine with a registered medical marijuana card was handcuffed and detained for hours at Newark Liberty Airport because New Jersey does not offer reciprocity to patients from other states. It's a problem at airports nationwide, but how you're treated typically depends on local laws.
There were 19,730 people arrested in Pennsylvania last year for having less than 30 grams of marijuana. That is equal to heroin, cocaine, meth, opiates and all other drug possession arrests combined, according to my new review of data in the PennsylvaniaUniform Crime Reporting System.
Chris Goldstein is a marijuana reform advocate and writer who helped with decriminalization in Philadelphia. He serves on the Board of Directors at PhillyNORML and works as Senior Editor of Freedom Leaf Magazine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org