From commuted sentences to efforts crossing party lines to a wake-up call from John Oliver, criminal justice issues have been all over the news in the past few weeks. Here is a look back at what transpired.
A medical marijuana program will be rolled out in New York over the next 18 months.
Pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested for drunken driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license. According to police, the 19-year-old star admitted that he drank, smoked marijuana, and took prescription pills before driving.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations for opioid medications to fight the “misuse and abuse” of these pills.
Marijuana may be legal but dispensaries are still operating in the shadows. Banks are reluctant to do business with an industry whose product is still illegal under federal law.