Tag: drug policy

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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

During its 2014 session, the Alabama Legislature passed a law authorizing a state-sponsored study of the efficacy of CBD in treating seizure disorders. Advocates of medicinal cannabis in...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new policy, effective immediately, that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to...
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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 14, 2015
01/14/2015
Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

A man calling himself Santa Claus was recently arrested in Seaside, CA for the most awesome crime ever — giving out weed.
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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 12, 2015
01/12/2015
Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

The DEA’s Schedule I classification of the herb prevents many universities from engaging in activities in the realm of cannabis cultivation and experimentation. However, officials in Colorado...
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January 7, 2015
01/07/2015
Georgia Middle School Teacher Charged for Letting Students Smoke Weed

Georgia Middle School Teacher Charged for Letting Students Smoke Weed

A Chereokee middle school teacher may face up to three misdemeanor charges involving the use of cannabis and allowing for minors to use cannabis. 40 year old...
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January 5, 2015
01/05/2015
Licensing Mistakes Stall Massachusetts Medicinal Dispensaries

Licensing Mistakes Stall Massachusetts Medicinal Dispensaries

Two years after the overwhelming majority of Massachusetts voters approved the use of medical cannabis, the state still has a grand total of zero medical dispensaries opened...
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December 30, 2014
12/30/2014
Oklahoma and Nebraska: Time to Get on the Right Side of History

Oklahoma and Nebraska: Time to Get on the Right Side of History

Last week, neighboring states Oklahoma and Nebraska officially filed suit against the state of Colorado and their laws allowing the cultivation and sale of marijuana for anyone...
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December 30, 2014
12/30/2014
Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Include Access for Children

Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Include Access for Children

The youth of Illinois may be prohibited from smoking weed, but once the state’s medical marijuana program goes into effect at the beginning of the year, children...
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December 29, 2014
12/29/2014
Restore Humanity: Remember Cannabis Users Are People Too

Restore Humanity: Remember Cannabis Users Are People Too

Langston draws some interesting lines between early American racial history and the characterization of drug users. Maybe that is how the government has justified the overblown, overreaching...
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December 29, 2014
12/29/2014
Police Stealing Weed From the Police

Police Stealing Weed From the Police

A Richmond police officer was found in possession of 3 pounds of cannabis at his home. Authorities say Veteran K-9 officer Joe Avila will likely not...
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December 23, 2014
12/23/2014
Mandatory Drug Testing for Welfare Wastes Resources

Mandatory Drug Testing for Welfare Wastes Resources

Forcing drug testing wastes resources, but also gives people unconscious permission to judge and label the poorest and neediest of us, or to justify turning a blind...
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December 22, 2014
12/22/2014
Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Up until the mid 1940′s, cannabis enjoyed unprecedented acceptance (praise, even) in Japan. There are even records of Ninja training by jumping over cannabis!
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December 19, 2014
12/19/2014
Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Two neighboring states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Colorado’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit directly with the nation’s highest...
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December 18, 2014
12/18/2014
Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Adding to the already considerable confusion in the mainstream media over the effects of cannabis-related provisions in the federal 2014 “cromnibus” spending bill which passed by an...
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

It turns out that the latest development in drug trafficking between the U.S., Mexico border is that cannabis grown in the United States is increasingly being...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Responding to popular demand in the Lone Star State, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) has introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

The White House scolded Congress Thursday for meddling with the District of Columbia’s recent vote to legalize marijuana, saying federal lawmakers shouldn’t “interfere” in the matter. Within...
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