Posts Tagged‘law’

California’s Marijuana Industry: Laws & Penalties

The relationship between marijuana and the state of California has generally been a positive one. The drug was first decriminalized in the state in 1975, which meant that you were not charged with a crime if you were caught with small quantities of the drug. In addition, the state managed to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in 1996. While a few states are now following suit, California was almost two decades early on that front. And even though we had some hiccups when it came to full legalization, the bill finally passed in 2016 making marijuana legal in the state if…

How Social Media Is Helping Solve Crimes

The popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat has not only transformed human interaction, but it has also changed the way we deal with news and information. Where before we relied on the morning newspaper or the evening news to know what’s going on, today we can receive news almost instantly, including blow-by-blow accounts from people on the ground. But even as social media continues to change the way we communicate, it’s also having quite a positive impact on something quite unexpected: solving crime. A Trail of Evidence Everyone is practically glued to their smartphones these days,…