Category: Needless Victims

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Needless victims of our failed drug war

February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 20, 2015
02/20/2015
Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a high-profile case that involves the...
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February 12, 2015
02/12/2015
Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Thanks to mandatory sentencing laws, Weldon Angelos, a father of two, has been sentenced to 55 years in jail for selling cannabis. But a Koch-brother backed group,...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Imagine you are a juror in the federal trial of five people charged with growing and distributing marijuana in northeastern Washington. The prosecution cannot present any direct...
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Adam’s daughter, Rumer, is 2 years old and suffers from stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a severe cancer that begins in the nerve tissue and causes significant...
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Pot Arrests Plunge in NYC After Policy Change

Pot Arrests Plunge in NYC After Policy Change

New York City’s pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since...
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January 23, 2015
01/23/2015
Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

With the help of a “Team Alexis” Facebook page and branded merchandise to fund the effort, Alexis, who is fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy, has taken...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe laid in a hospital bed while her parents lobbied Tennessee law makers to approve CBD oil for use in the state. Characteristically, politicians did a whole...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann Gives TED Talk

DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann Gives TED Talk

Ethan Nadelmann, former professor and current Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, recently gave a TED talk on the War on Drugs, why it’s a miserable failure,...
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January 6, 2015
01/06/2015
Florida Residents Form Human Shield to Prevent Police From Arresting Man for Weed

Florida Residents Form Human Shield to Prevent Police From Arresting Man for Weed

An army of Florida police officers was nearly impaled and used to decorate the lawn of a Delray Beach residence last weekend, when a mob of angry...
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December 23, 2014
12/23/2014
Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive Lets You Help Drug War Victims

Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive Lets You Help Drug War Victims

Now in its second year, the drive focuses on helping families that have been hurt by the war on cannabis. These families struggle to survive every day,...
By: Anna Diaz
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

Last week New York City police shifted their policy of cannabis enforcement to one that is less harsh for those found in possession of cannabis.
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
Ferguson and the Racist Drug War

Ferguson and the Racist Drug War

Ferguson, Missouri has become a bedrock of racial tension since the shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson. In light of the...
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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
“Faces of Cannabis” Seeks to Redefine America’s Perception

“Faces of Cannabis” Seeks to Redefine America’s Perception

Over a year ago, photographer Nichole Montanez began a project titled “Faces of Cannabis.” Her mission is to share the truth of what medical cannabis has done...
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November 19, 2014
11/19/2014
Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Holder Commits Suicide After Police ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Pot ‘Butter’

Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Holder Commits Suicide After Police ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Pot ‘Butter’

A former corrections officer took his own life over the weekend after being found guilty in a case involving marijuana-infused butter. Bernhardt was charged earlier this year with making marijuana...
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November 17, 2014
11/17/2014
Weed Odor as Probable Cause Should Be Ruled Unconstitutional

Weed Odor as Probable Cause Should Be Ruled Unconstitutional

One of the most underhanded methods the police use to establish probable cause is claiming to smell marijuana in a vehicle, which according to legal experts should...
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November 13, 2014
11/13/2014
Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 is out and shows fewer than 700,000 arrests nationwide for marijuana for the first time in a decade. An estimated 693,482...
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November 7, 2014
11/07/2014
Justice for Alexandria Hill, Removed From Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

Justice for Alexandria Hill, Removed From Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

This week, Alexandria Hill received justice when a jury found her foster mother Sherill Small guilty of capital murder. She was removed from her parent’s custody because they naively...
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November 6, 2014
11/06/2014
Spice “Synthetic Marijuana” ER Visits on the Rise

Spice “Synthetic Marijuana” ER Visits on the Rise

After writing an article about synthetic marijuana, or spice, this past October I was not at all surprised when I read about a new study indicating that...
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November 3, 2014
11/03/2014
Felony Count for MMJ Patient?

Felony Count for MMJ Patient?

A student at Arizona State University with a valid medical marijuana card is facing felony possession charges stemming from a recent incident in which police discovered less...
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