Category: Needless Victims

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Needless victims of our failed drug war

June 22, 2015
06/22/2015
How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

Carrying cash is not a crime. But that didn’t stop the federal government from seizing $11,000 from Charles Clarke. Charles, a 24-year-old college student, was flying home...
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June 17, 2015
06/17/2015
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

The disconnect between the classification of state-sanctioned cannabis and the federal prohibition of cannabis has created another impossible situation for the law to resolve. The Colorado Supreme...
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June 16, 2015
06/16/2015
Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Even in one of the country’s most marijuana-friendly states, smoking pot off the job and away from work can still get an employee fired. That was the...
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May 5, 2015
05/05/2015
Sonoma County, California, Wages Quiet War On Weed

Sonoma County, California, Wages Quiet War On Weed

Yarrow Kubrin was recently to be sentenced to four years in prison. His crime? He was growing medical cannabis in complete compliance with state laws.
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
There Is No Excuse to Bring Up Freddie Gray’s Drug History

There Is No Excuse to Bring Up Freddie Gray’s Drug History

Freddie Gray’s criminal background of several drug related offenses has been being tossed around quite a bit by people who bring it up as though it somehow...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 29, 2015
04/29/2015
Cannabis and Child Care: Why Discretion Is Key

Cannabis and Child Care: Why Discretion Is Key

My advice: discretion until they are 18. A recent story out of Kansas illustrates perfectly why I feel this way. An 11 year old boy who’s mother...
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April 28, 2015
04/28/2015
Cop Sexually Assaults Teen Caught With Weed, Avoids Felony Charge and Keeps Law Enforcement Certificate

Cop Sexually Assaults Teen Caught With Weed, Avoids Felony Charge and Keeps Law Enforcement Certificate

Nebraskan law enforcement officer, Cory Cooper, discovered a small amount of cannabis during a traffic stop, and proceeded to use it to extort a teenager into performing...
By: Rae Lland
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April 16, 2015
04/16/2015
Ex-Drug Officer Says He Stole Cash, Planted Drugs Many Times

Ex-Drug Officer Says He Stole Cash, Planted Drugs Many Times

A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times...
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April 7, 2015
04/07/2015
Epileptic Australian Child Clings to Hope for Gov’t Cannabis Trial

Epileptic Australian Child Clings to Hope for Gov’t Cannabis Trial

Bethany is on a regimen of anti-epileptics and steroids that are causing her to gain unhealthy weight, have mood swings, insomnia and a compromised immune system.
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

“She put a face to the kids that are hurting,” commented Mr. Pauling. “She changed a lot of people in a lot of different ways, not only...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Racism Persists Even With Changing Attitudes About Cannabis

Racism Persists Even With Changing Attitudes About Cannabis

A shocking example of this comes in form of the arrest and subsequent abuse of business woman Kam Brock — a black woman who was pulled over...
By: Rae Lland
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Parents 4 Pot ‘Help-a-Family’ Program Helps Families All Year

Parents 4 Pot ‘Help-a-Family’ Program Helps Families All Year

Those selected for the Help-A-Family program include families with children who face life-threatening illnesses and need cannabis treatments, as well as families that have been torn apart...
By: Anna Diaz
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Owner Commits Suicide When Secret Grow Discovered

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Owner Commits Suicide When Secret Grow Discovered

Tragedy has struck Dell’s Maraschino Cherries in a recent Brooklyn police raid, when owner Arthur Mondella, shot and killed himself in a suicide when police discovered his...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

An entire SWAT team raided a suspected cannabis operation. Immediately, one of the officers shot Derek Cruice, a 26 year old unarmed man, in the face, killing...
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March 5, 2015
03/05/2015
Kettle Falls Defendants Acquitted on 4 of 5 Counts

Kettle Falls Defendants Acquitted on 4 of 5 Counts

In a dramatic and unexpected conclusion to a widely criticized federal prosecution, the jury for the criminal trial of the so-called Kettle Falls Five has voted to...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

Former Utah circuit judge Paul Cassell is speaking out against mandatory minimums and the unjust nature of the court system that required him to impose massively overblown...
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March 3, 2015
03/03/2015
Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Organ Transplant

Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Organ Transplant

In California, medical marijuana patients are banned from receiving organ transplants. However, it looks like there might finally be some progress in the works to solve a...
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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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