Tag: drug arrests

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June 2, 2015
06/02/2015
Border Patrol Turns Immigration Checkpoint Into Drug Trap

Border Patrol Turns Immigration Checkpoint Into Drug Trap

If the border patrol is just becoming the DEA with a new name, we have some serious problems on our hands. One such incident occurred in early...
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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
Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

A few years ago, my neighbor Luke went to a bonfire party on a mountain just outside of Beijing. Three busloads of revelers came from the capital,...
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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 27, 2015
04/27/2015
Back-Fire: How Getting Busted Made Me a Drug-Policy Activist

Back-Fire: How Getting Busted Made Me a Drug-Policy Activist

My experience, seeing the unfairness of the drug war laid bare before me, crystallized in my mind to form the nucleus of all my drug war efforts....
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April 21, 2015
04/21/2015
New Video Features Ex-Cops Smoking Weed

New Video Features Ex-Cops Smoking Weed

A new video released on 420 allows us to observe as three ex-cops spark up for the first time in decades, in Washington state. It’s a compelling...
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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 10, 2015
04/10/2015
Dog Joins Suspects, Lies Down for Cops

Dog Joins Suspects, Lies Down for Cops

A fairly ordinary drug bust in Brazil became a viral sensation this week after an obedient – and ultimately very clever – guard dog on the scene...
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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 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn’t solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Maher said the generic, canned justification politicians give about their pot past is to claim that they were just young and stupid; a silly child who learned...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Democratic New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, recently gave an interview wherein he laid out some very logical, rational reasons to reform our national drug policy and incarceration...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton recently took to the podium and directly blamed marijuana for a jump in the city’s homicide rate.
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

As the lies that keep the drug war alive begin to come unglued, many of the police officers and government agents who made it possible are now...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Among those who filed the lawsuit are six Colorado sheriffs, four Nebraska sheriffs as well as two county attorneys from Nebraska and Kansas.
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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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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 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
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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