Category: Needless Victims

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Needless victims of our failed drug war

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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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Retiree Growing Okra Suspected of Running Drug Ring

Retiree Growing Okra Suspected of Running Drug Ring

A Georgia man woke up one morning to the sound of a helicopter hovering over his house. Moments later, his door was approached by deputies and a...
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October 15, 2014
10/15/2014
How a Twitter Campaign Exposed the Madness of Banning Medical Marijuana

How a Twitter Campaign Exposed the Madness of Banning Medical Marijuana

After Corey Hunt watched doctors overdose his girlfriend’s mother on morphine while battling breast cancer, he knew there had to be something better out there. It was cannabis....
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October 14, 2014
10/14/2014
Big DEA Raid, Medical Cannabis Cultivators Fight Back in Court

Big DEA Raid, Medical Cannabis Cultivators Fight Back in Court

Two years ago, in October of 2012, DEA agents and local officers in Ramona, California kicked in the door of the Little’s home and arrested both Mr....
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October 13, 2014
10/13/2014
Cannabis Smoking Canadian Officer, Ron Francis, Found Dead

Cannabis Smoking Canadian Officer, Ron Francis, Found Dead

After stirring up a nationwide controversy over using medical cannabis on duty, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Ron Francis was found dead from an apparent suicide in...
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October 8, 2014
10/08/2014
Marijuana Police Accidentally Raid Man’s Okra Garden

Marijuana Police Accidentally Raid Man’s Okra Garden

Police flying in helicopters looking for marijuana plants last week tracked down a man who they believed was illegally growing cannabis. Yet they soon discovered the plants...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors...
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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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