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In the News: Field Drug tests often unreliable

The CrimProf Blog has an entry on a USA Today story about the inaccuracy of field test kits used by police to determine whether a suspect has drugs in his possession.The field test kits are used to make a preliminary determination of whether the suspect is in...

Commentary: Marijuana Laws in Pennsylvania

Although Pennsylvania’s marijuana law is not as relaxed as the measure recently passed in Massachusetts, the possession of a small amount of marijuana is punished less harshly than possession of over 30 grams of marijuana.Under the current statute, possession of...

In the News: Massachusetts voters ease marijuana laws

On November 4th, the citizens of Massachusetts voted to soften the laws against the possession of a small amount of marijuana. Therefore, any found with an ounce or less of marijuana will be subject to a $100 fine and forfeiture of the marijuana. The new law takes...
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