Tag: drug policy

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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Lil Jon and Rock the Vote Present #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Lil Jon and Rock the Vote Present #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Rock the Vote’s latest campaign involves a video that, quite frankly, was more amazing than I could have ever anticipated. It just kept getting better and better...
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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 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Many people across the world associate Jamaica and Rastafarian culture with the blessed green herb, but cannabis is still illegal in Jamaica. However, that may soon change.
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October 16, 2014
10/16/2014
New Trove of Carl Sagan Papers Revealed

New Trove of Carl Sagan Papers Revealed

However, thanks to a collection of some 600,000 of Sagan’s documents that the Library of Congress recently made available to the public, we are getting a deeper...
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October 16, 2014
10/16/2014
After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to...
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October 15, 2014
10/15/2014
Dollars, Chasing Cannabis Profits, Leave US

Dollars, Chasing Cannabis Profits, Leave US

In the midst of prolonged recession which has left millions jobless for years at a time, American investors are offshoring their funds in droves in an attempt...
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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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October 7, 2014
10/07/2014
Chicago Mayoral Contenders Talk Cannabis Legalization

Chicago Mayoral Contenders Talk Cannabis Legalization

Illinois is becoming a hotbed in the legal marijuana debate. The state recently authorized medical marijuana and now recreational use is at the heart of conversation between...
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October 6, 2014
10/06/2014
Seattle Cops Are Part of the Solution

Seattle Cops Are Part of the Solution

SPD took a lot of hate when this story broke and I didn’t agree with it. The Seattle PD I know is the one that realized that...
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October 6, 2014
10/06/2014
Where Does the Word ‘Marijuana’ Come From?

Where Does the Word ‘Marijuana’ Come From?

Many are unaware that before it was termed ‘marijuana’, most people in the U.S. referred to the plant as ‘cannabis’. So where does the word ‘marijuana’ come...
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October 6, 2014
10/06/2014
Resigning AG Holder Open to Cannabis Rescheduling

Resigning AG Holder Open to Cannabis Rescheduling

Departing Attorney General, Eric Holder, is showing greater and more direct support for rescheduling cannabis than just about any other official I can think of.
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Eric Holder’s Drug Policy Record Is Much Weaker Than Many Believe

Eric Holder’s Drug Policy Record Is Much Weaker Than Many Believe

The job of attorney general is unbelievably hard, and it is easy to be critical. Yet on the day after Eric Holder’s announced resignation, the outlines of...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

In Japan, restrictions on cannabis are far more harsh than in the U.S. In fact, Japanese drug law is the harshest in the world, with penalties of...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

DENVER (CN) – Colorado’s Supreme Court is considering whether its is lawful to fire someone who uses medical marijuana off the job when medicinal pot use is...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Maryland: Reduced Marijuana Possession Penalties Take Effect

Maryland: Reduced Marijuana Possession Penalties Take Effect

A new Maryland law depenalizing marijuana possession offenses takes effect this Wednesday. Senate Bill 364, signed into law this past April, amends statewide penalties for marijuana possession offenses...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

Can you fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana? That question becomes more difficult to answer with every passing election. So far, 23 U.S. states have...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Road Safety Experts Concerned by Cannabis

Road Safety Experts Concerned by Cannabis

Road safety officials are expressing some concern over the loosening marijuana laws, fearing that with greater access and acceptability comes an increase in fatal crashes. This is...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Paramilitary Eradicating California’s Illegal Marijuana Grows

Paramilitary Eradicating California’s Illegal Marijuana Grows

In the world-renowned California marijuana growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, the telltale “whoop-whoop-whoop” sound from helicopters combing the sparsely populated mountains during pot harvest season...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Seattle Cannabis Tickets Dismissed Due to Officers ‘Political Motivation’

Seattle Cannabis Tickets Dismissed Due to Officers ‘Political Motivation’

One officer disagrees with the legalization of cannabis and has apparently been taking it out on the people of Seattle. In one incident, Jokela wrote that he...
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