Drug War Facts Editor Doug McVay reports for the Drug Truth Network and puts into context new research showing the amount of police time spent enforcing marijuana possession laws.

This 4:20 News report was first broadcast on March 24, 2013, as a segment on the syndicated weekly radio program Cultural Baggage produced in Houston, TX for KPFT-FM.

New research by Professor Harry Levine of Queens College, City University of New York, provides an estimate of amount of police time used for a single marijuana arrest. The report by Professor Levine and the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, titled "One Million Police Hours: Making 440,000 Marijuana Possession Arrests In New York City, 2002‐2012," was released by the Drug Policy Alliance on March 19, 2013.
According to the report:

News agencies are reporting that the state of Washington is expected to name Botec Analysis Corp. as its new marijuana consultant. According to the Associated Press on March 18, 2013:

The Washington State Liquor Control Board scheduled an announcement on the award of the contract for Tuesday morning, but it sent an email to losing bidders Monday letting them know who won. A copy of the email was provided to The Associated Press.

New York State Assemblyman Stephen Katz was arrested for possession of marijuana after being stopped for speeding just south of Albany. The Journal News reported on March 15, 2013, that:

Katz, 59, who was first elected to the state Assembly in 2010, was pulled over for allegedly driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone at about 10 a.m. Thursday, State Police told Gannett’s Albany Bureau.

He was stopped headed northbound on the Thruway in Coeymans, just south of Albany. The Legislature was in session on Thursday.

Colorado's Task Force on Implementation of Amendment 64 has issued its final report: Regulation of Marijuana in Colorado.

Following is from the Executive Summary: