Tag: drug arrests

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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Smarter Sentencing Act Picks Up More GOP Cosponsors

Smarter Sentencing Act Picks Up More GOP Cosponsors

A sentencing reform measure pending in Congress has picked up more support from four more Republican members of the House this month. The Smarter Sentencing Act (House Resolution 3382/Senate...
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Missouri Siblings Get 37 Years for 17 Plants (Mostly for Being Stupid)

Missouri Siblings Get 37 Years for 17 Plants (Mostly for Being Stupid)

A brother and sister from Missouri got exceptionally long sentences for growing 17 marijuana plants. David DePriest, 24 years old, got 22 years in prison and his...
By: Devilmonk
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March 28, 2014
03/28/2014
Troopers ‘License Plate Profiling’ in Idaho for Marijuana

Troopers ‘License Plate Profiling’ in Idaho for Marijuana

An Idaho state trooper arrested and searched a 70-year-old Washington man solely because of his license plate from Colorado, where marijuana is legal, the man claims in...
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
McGruff the Crime Dog Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

McGruff the Crime Dog Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

This bit of news looks like something that tumbled out of a Second City improv sketch, but, as usual, truth is stranger than fiction. An out of...
By: Devilmonk
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
“The New Jim Crow” Author Michelle Alexander Talks Race and Drug War

“The New Jim Crow” Author Michelle Alexander Talks Race and Drug War

On Thursday, Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling and galvanizing The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness sat down with poet/activist Asha Bandele of the Drug Policy...
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame. Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses,...
By: NY Farmer
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March 5, 2014
03/05/2014
DC City Council Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

DC City Council Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

Washington, DC, is set to become the next entity to decriminalize small-time marijuana possession after the city council gave final approval Tuesday to a decriminalization bill. The bill...
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March 3, 2014
03/03/2014

Man Swallows Lit “Pot Cigar,” Gets Charged With “Tampering With Evidence” in Hell’s Kitchen

A 22-year-old man was smoking a “pot cigar” on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 39th Street last Saturday night, when he was approached by a police officer....
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February 27, 2014
02/27/2014
National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators recently resolved at their Annual Legislative Conference in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. “Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand...
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February 24, 2014
02/24/2014
Life in Prison for Marijuana?

Life in Prison for Marijuana?

As more and more Americans support ending marijuana prohibition and an increasing number of states consider marijuana policy reform legislation, it is sometimes easy to forget that...
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February 18, 2014
02/18/2014
Brooklyn: Former Cannabis Paradise

Brooklyn: Former Cannabis Paradise

I recently was turned on to an interesting blog from the Brooklyn Public Library. It is an older entry, from 2011. I had known that New York,...
By: Devilmonk
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Vice President Joe Biden Not High on Marijuana Legalization

Vice President Joe Biden Not High on Marijuana Legalization

Vice President Joe Biden said in a Time interview on Thursday that the Administration supports smarter enforcement, but not outright legalization. “I think the idea of focusing significant...
By: Moirai
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

Today, NORML PAC has announced its endorsement of Delegate Heather Mizeur and her running mate Delman Coates for Governor and Lt. Governor of Maryland. Delegate Mizeur has...
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January 20, 2014
01/20/2014
President Obama: Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol; Legalization in WA and CO “Important”

President Obama: Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol; Legalization in WA and CO “Important”

In a profile published online over the weekend in New Yorker magazine, President Barack Obama continued his softening towards marijuana legalization. In the interview, the president alluded...
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January 8, 2014
01/08/2014
Bill O’Reilly Ignores Reality and Makes Millions of Marijuana Arrests Disappear

Bill O’Reilly Ignores Reality and Makes Millions of Marijuana Arrests Disappear

On January 6th, Bill O’Reilly shared with Fox News cohorts Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham that apparently the ones getting arrested for cannabis are “only dealers,...
By: Moirai
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January 8, 2014
01/08/2014
Stoner App Review: Weed Laws

Stoner App Review: Weed Laws

With Colorado allowing businesses to sell marijuana recreationally (Washington soon enough) and many more allowing some form of medical marijuana, it’s understandable that many people would have...
By: Prospero
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December 31, 2013
12/31/2013
Alberto Willmore: Arrested by NYPD for Smoking

Alberto Willmore: Arrested by NYPD for Smoking

I have to say that I am just perplexed by the amount of force and energy that the NYPD (under Mayor Bloomberg’s directive) uses to crack down...
By: Devilmonk
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December 27, 2013
12/27/2013
2013: The Year in Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

2013: The Year in Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

NORML and NORML Foundation are supported by cannabis consumers and other caring citizens. Please see our annual report and help us to keep going strong into 2014 by making...
By: NORML
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December 19, 2013
12/19/2013
Marijuana Arbitrarily Blamed for Young Man’s Ruination

Marijuana Arbitrarily Blamed for Young Man’s Ruination

This story of cannabis woe out of West Chester, PA caught my eye. The claim is that James Kiesling, a once smart and promising young man with a...
By: Devilmonk
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December 17, 2013
12/17/2013
Man Brings Marijuana into The Pentagon, Faces Harsher Penalty Than For Weapon

Man Brings Marijuana into The Pentagon, Faces Harsher Penalty Than For Weapon

Just when we think we are turning a positive corner in the misconception of cannabis users, we get stories like this one out of the Pentagon that make...
By: Devilmonk
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