Tag: war on drugs

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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
By: NY Farmer
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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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 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questioning from the House Judiciary Committee this week about the federal government’s marijuana stance. The committee specifically pressed Holder on marijuana’s classification...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican marijuana farmers in the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre have begun to harvest opium poppies instead and distribute cheap $4 heroin to many rural...
By: Moirai
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Recently, Gov. LePage introduced a bill, LD 1811, to crack down on heroin and cocaine trafficking. While we disagree with his approach (doubling-down on the War on...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

In what will surely go into the annals of history as one of the most sterling examples of intelligent police work, a Kansas SWAT team raided the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

DEA administrator Michele Leonhart, desperate to stop the cannabis legalization movement, attempted to pull on our heartstrings by declaring that cannabis is a killer… of dogs. Despite...
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Wednesday his country could present a plan before year’s end to legalize the production of marijuana and opium poppies. His comments...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

What is it with the anti-pot crowd and their penchant for drama? Seriously, some of these people ought to work for the National Inquirer. Heidi Heilman (who unsurprisingly...
By: Devilmonk
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

The 18-year-old question as to whether or not legalizing medical marijuana causes an increase in crime seems to be answered in a recent study by a team of researchers...
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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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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Legalising Cannabis: Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica Asks World for Support

Legalising Cannabis: Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica Asks World for Support

The small South American country will soon become the first in the world to legalize, regulate and participate in the production, sale and taxation of marijuana. Uruguay’s “weed...
By: NY Farmer
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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 20, 2014
03/20/2014
How Racist Is Your State’s War on Weed? Compare!

How Racist Is Your State’s War on Weed? Compare!

A new interactive website from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) highlights how many lives are derailed and billions of dollars wasted fighting a racially-biased war on...
By: NY Farmer
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
Illegal Weed Is Bad for the Environment

Illegal Weed Is Bad for the Environment

The above video from Mother Jones provides an unusual argument for legalizing cannabis: illegal grow operations can be very, very bad for the environment. The short clip follows Mourad Gabriel, a...
By: Andy Cush
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Bitcoins, Bitcoins, Bitcoins… Ya know the anonymous drug money for nerds, backed by the asshole twins that screwed Zuckerberg. Cryptocurrency, or the idea of paying for things...
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

This morning, NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Councilman Tommy Wells for mayor of Washington, DC. “Councilman Wells is a passionate crusader for the cause of marijuana...
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
Students Say Counselor Played Cop in Sting

Students Say Counselor Played Cop in Sting

A high school counselor enlisted two students to uncover drug sales on campus by buying marijuana, and when one of the students was arrested, school officials tried...
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
Thank You for Smoking—Marijuana

Thank You for Smoking—Marijuana

Don’t mistake this one-time high school pot dealer with a libertarian streak for your run-of-the-mill stoner. His aim is to become the Philip Morris of the American...
By: NY Farmer
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