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 cannabis consumer advocate and writer. He formerly served on the Board of Directors at several NORML chapters, helped with Philadelphia decriminalization and now teaches the "Marijuana in the News" class at Temple University. Contact: Twitter @freedomisgreen or firstname.lastname@example.org"