Category: Needless Victims

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Needless victims of our failed drug war

September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Marijuana Caregivers Escape Colorado Crackdown

Marijuana Caregivers Escape Colorado Crackdown

Confronted with a room full of teary parents with sick children, Colorado health authorities on Tuesday changed course on a plan to limit marijuana caregivers to 10...
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Baltimore Police Publicly Sodomize Man While Looking for Drugs

Baltimore Police Publicly Sodomize Man While Looking for Drugs

The mean streets of the drug war are full of uniformed scoundrels who are itching to shakedown the average citizen for drug possession. However, in Baltimore, Maryland,...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted...
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
UK Arthritis Patient Punished for Using Cannabis

UK Arthritis Patient Punished for Using Cannabis

55 year old Andrew Foster of Torquay openly admitted to production and possession of cannabis but claimed he was doing so purely for medicinal purposes. Foster suffers...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Federal law still considers marijuana as a dangerous drug, so prosecutors could easily bring drug-trafficking charges against anyone whose salary is paid by taxes collected on legal...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
CNN Report on Kettle Falls 5 Airs Tonight

CNN Report on Kettle Falls 5 Airs Tonight

Tune in tonight at 7pm Eastern/Pacific for a LIVE CNN report devoted to the pending federal trial of five Washington State patients. On “Erin Burnett OutFront,” CNN’s David Mattingly investigates the Kettle...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could lose access to the treatment under new...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

What should you do if you get pulled over by the police with cannabis in your vehicle? If you know your rights, you may be able to...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Latino and Black people are over 3 times more likely to suffer harsh judicial consequences for cannabis possession than Caucasians, even though the rate of consumption is...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

While the number of arrests for all offenses has declined nationally since 1991, the share of arrests related to simple marijuana possession has more than tripled over the same...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Know Your Rights: Being Stopped on the Street

Know Your Rights: Being Stopped on the Street

Have you ever felt that rush of panic when being approached by a police officer when you have marijuana in your possession? The Leaf Online shares some...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

It truly sounds like something published by The Onion: an 87-year-old who has rented the same subsidized apartment for the last five years is being kicked out...
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August 12, 2014
08/12/2014
To Medicate or to Bear Arms, That Is the Question

To Medicate or to Bear Arms, That Is the Question

In the eyes of the ATF, medical cannabis patients are either unlawful users of drugs, or worse, drug addicts, who should not bear arms. It’s been three years...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

I don’t even want to talk about this, but I am going to and I don’t intend to mince words. In the long run I do believe...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the star of yet another cellphone video of an arrest that may have involved excessive force. You can watch the...
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July 28, 2014
07/28/2014
Rand Paul Files Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Rand Paul Files Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a bill to reform federal asset forfeiture laws. Yesterday, he introduced the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) ACT, Senate Bill 2644,...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines a Tragic Light on Medical Marijuana Debate

9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines a Tragic Light on Medical Marijuana Debate

Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after the death last week of a 9-year-old girl...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
University of Arizona Alumnus Starts Petition to Reinstate Sue Sisley

University of Arizona Alumnus Starts Petition to Reinstate Sue Sisley

Ricardo Pereyda, a University of Arizona alumnus and veteran diagnosed with PTSD, has begun a petition for the university to reinstate Sue Sisley, one of the foremost...
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