Tag: war on drugs

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May 22, 2015
05/22/2015
New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

While the domestic War on Drugs has been supported for nearly four decades by Michele Leonhart, it appears as though some of her misguided policies, mostly those...
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May 6, 2015
05/06/2015
The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest a major $75 million in Privateer...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the...
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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 28, 2015
04/28/2015
Cop Sexually Assaults Teen Caught With Weed, Avoids Felony Charge and Keeps Law Enforcement Certificate

Cop Sexually Assaults Teen Caught With Weed, Avoids Felony Charge and Keeps Law Enforcement Certificate

Nebraskan law enforcement officer, Cory Cooper, discovered a small amount of cannabis during a traffic stop, and proceeded to use it to extort a teenager into performing...
By: Rae Lland
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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 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 15, 2015
04/15/2015
DEA Used Drug War as an Excuse to Spy on American Citizens

DEA Used Drug War as an Excuse to Spy on American Citizens

An exposé published last week by USA Today reveals that the practice of spying on American citizens had nothing to do with monitoring terrorist activity post 9/11,...
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April 2, 2015
04/02/2015
Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling the Number of Commutations He’s Issued

Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling the Number of Commutations He’s Issued

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 individuals on Tuesday, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued in the six-plus years he’s been...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Parents 4 Pot ‘Help-a-Family’ Program Helps Families All Year

Parents 4 Pot ‘Help-a-Family’ Program Helps Families All Year

Those selected for the Help-A-Family program include families with children who face life-threatening illnesses and need cannabis treatments, as well as families that have been torn apart...
By: Anna Diaz
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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 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Only recently, with no more elections to fight for his party, has Obama started to tell interviewers that he wants softer treatment of a popular drug that...
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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 10, 2015
03/10/2015
Bales of Cannabis Thrown Out of Car Window During High-Speed Police Chase

Bales of Cannabis Thrown Out of Car Window During High-Speed Police Chase

Alleged drug smugglers were speeding down Interstate 8 near Casa Grande when police spotted their SUV going over 100 mph. The police embarked on a high-speed pursuit,...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

An entire SWAT team raided a suspected cannabis operation. Immediately, one of the officers shot Derek Cruice, a 26 year old unarmed man, in the face, killing...
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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 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 12, 2015
02/12/2015
Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Thanks to mandatory sentencing laws, Weldon Angelos, a father of two, has been sentenced to 55 years in jail for selling cannabis. But a Koch-brother backed group,...
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February 6, 2015
02/06/2015
HR 667: New Bill Would Protect VA Doctors Recommending Cannabis

HR 667: New Bill Would Protect VA Doctors Recommending Cannabis

In yet another signal of the eroding federal war against medical marijuana, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with eight bipartisan cosponsors has introduced HR 667: The Veterans...
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February 4, 2015
02/04/2015
2 Chainz vs. Nancy Grace: Fight!

2 Chainz vs. Nancy Grace: Fight!

Recently, Nancy Grace invited famous rapper, 2 Chainz, on her show to discuss marijuana.
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