Video of police turning violent against peaceful protesters in Philly today, kidnapping and caging Adam Kokesh and others at Smoke Down Prohibition V.Read more »
This month the CRS issued a report that says Colorado and Washington (where cannabis is legal, according to state laws) can't be coerced to enforcing federal cannabis laws.Read more »
By Michael Elliott Esq.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY GROUP
Editor’s Note: The following message to members of the General Assembly appeared in an ad in the March 29 issue.
A year ago, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) announced that without additional funding it would be forced to lay off most of its staff. In response, my organization, the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, led the effort to pass an emergency funding bill, HB 1358, that passed the House but died in the Senate. The recently published MMED audit is the direct result of this inaction....Read more »
NYC Assemblyman voted against medical marijuana. Now hypocrite caught in traffic stop with pot. Fashions self a drug warrior.Read more »
In 2011, marijuana possession arrests totaled 663,032 — more than arrests for all violent crimes combined. Possession arrests have nearly doubled since 1980, according to an FBI report, while teen marijuana use recently reached a 30-year high.Read more »
A Gwinnett County homeowner said police were off target when they searched his home looking for marijuana plants in basement grow rooms. "They said, 'Just say you had plants and you moved them someplace else.' And I just kept telling them the truth. There was never a marijuana garden here," said Scott Smithwick. Smithwick has set up high intensity lamps, fans and a watering system in two basement rooms in the Lawrenceville home that he shares with his father. He said he does not grow, sell or smoke marijuana and uses the equipment to cultivate mostly tropical plants and flowers.Read more »
Right now, five adults await death in prison for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. Their names are John Knock, Paul Free, Larry Duke, William Dekle, and Charles “Fred” Cundiff. They are all more than 60 years old; they have all spent at least 15 years locked up for selling pot; and they are all what one might call model prisoners, serving life without parole. As time wrinkles their skin and weakens their bodies, Michael Kennedy of the Trans High Corporation has filed a legal petition with the federal government seeking their clemency.Read more »
Has the national DARE organization -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- removed the discussion of marijuana from its curriculum? It appears the answer is yes, reports Kevin Shaub at KNDU, NBC TV News in Kennewick, WA.Read more »
FREE on YouTube (Dec 6, PM), Sundog Pictures on Wednesday announced the release of their first feature documentary, Breaking the Taboo, which takes a critical look at the global War On Drugs and how it has failed.
Features Interviews with Former President Carter and Former President Clinton on Global Drug LawsRead more »
In January The Silver Tour will begin a three-month saturation TV campaign broadcasting "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" in Washington D.C, and as many cities as finances permit. As little as $10,000 can buy 100 half-hour broadcasts.Read more »
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