Time for Cannabis and Law Enforcement to Partner
By Bevan Suits, Principal, Integral Media
In Georgia and other states, new laws have come into place that somehow seek to preserve public safety by outlawing all cannabis leaf products. It’s about smokable hemp, and since law enforcement can’t tell the difference between hemp and marijuana, no further sales will be allowed by CBD vendors who otherwise follow the state and federal laws and invest heavily to create a new cannabis economy.
Who do these laws intend to serve? Police in most states are not concerned much at all with small amounts of marijuana and will simply confiscate or flush what they find. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is more focused on narcotics gang trafficking. Tens of thousands of gang members are consolidating power, fueled by meth, cocaine and opiates and often marijuana which cuts into the legal industry. Prosecutors are not pursuing cases of simple possession, for the most part.
Working with the hemp industry and local law enforcement, article author Bevan Suits, based in Atlanta, GA, recently launched a webinar training series called LECTra, Law Enforcement Cannabis Training. Visit https://www.integralrnd.com/lectra.
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Hemp Barons Podcast, Episode 78: Going Virtual – NoCo’s Seamless Transition to Virtual Gatherings
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