People Arrested for Cannabis Law Offenses this Year 113,159
Police arrested an estimated 858,408 persons for cannabis violations in 2009. Of those charged with cannabis violations, approximately 89 percent were charged with possession only. An American is arrested for violating cannabis laws every 30 seconds.
Source: Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of InvestigationRead more »
A Georgia middle school student claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday he was humiliated and traumatized when he was brought to a vice principal's office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana.Read more »
Drug warrior William J. Bennett dismisses legalization's potential to reduce harm, argues for stricter punishments and more law enforcement. Great stuff to debunk in here such as "Drug decriminalization in Portugal has also been a failure."Read more »
Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half.Read more »
It seems they are ignoring the Tenth Amendment since marijuana is illegal federally...Read more »
1/26/12 16k(35 LBS!) cocaine was found @ U.N. in NWC. The drugs were confiscated -- no arrests, no seizure. By contrast...
(from http://www.erowid.org/freedom/law/forfeiture/forfeiture_info1.shtml paraphrased)Read more »
Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Director Danielle Elks to check for intruders.
The commission is in charge of eradicating marijuana in the state in addition to regulating alcoholRead more »
Eighth-grader sells marijuana packed brownies to classmates
It turned out not to be your typical brownie sale at one New York City middle school, as a student placed an interesting ingredient in treats prepared for her classmates.
According to The New York Daily News, an eighth-grade girl sold brownies containing marijuana out of her bookbag at Intermediate School 208 in Queens during lunch time.Read more »
Not content with driving cigarette sales out-of-state with high taxes, New York Michael Bloomberg has begun a "partnership" aimed at “reducing alcohol retail outlet density" and "reduc[ing] the exposure to alcohol products and bar advertising and promotion in retail." Hey, it worked in the 1920s, right?Read more »
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