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Discretion and Discrimination: Civil Citations versus Arrests for Marijuana Possession

by: Regan Woodbury On June 30th, 2015 Miami-Dade commissioners voted “to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering—by issuing a citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal justice system.”[1] The measure passed by a 10-3 margin and allows for this arrest-alternative in possession […]

The Marijuana Industry: What’s the Real Problem?

by: Carmelina Forzisi Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers cannot discriminate based on sex for any aspect of employment.[1] However, even with this federal law in place, “women are [still] the victims in 80% of rapes and sexual assaults that take place in the workplace.”[2] This concern goes a step […]