More wasted tax payer dollars and drug prohibition victims.Read more »
Officers pulled over two men in a car about 7 a.m. Wednesday, and found trace amounts of marijuana, prescription drugs and "drug paraphernalia" in the ensuing search -- and it sure looked they'd hit the jackpot when they discovered a powdery substance in a zip-lock bag.Read more »
(Sacramento, California) — Today, the California Council of Churches IMPACT, which represents 21 different denominations and over 1.5 million members within the mainstream and progressive Protestant communities of faith, endorsed Proposition 19, the initiative to control and tax cannabis in California.Read more »
In Martin Scorsese’s new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi plays the de facto political boss of Atlantic City during the dawn of Prohibition. He’s involved in everything: glad-handing, gaming, bootlegging, and the violence and women that come along with those things. Like almost every role Buscemi has ever played, his character is neither likable nor despicable. Like all his memorable characters, Buscemi plays the miserable hero.Read more »
Marc sends an update from FDC Sea-Tac. Facing sentencing on Sept. 10th, Marc offers some suggestions on how we can best support him.Read more »
Federal agents still raid distilleries much like they did during Prohibition, and making any amount of moonshine at home is not only illegal, it's a felony that can carry up to five years in prison. The result is a market dominated by a few big names, where would-be craftsmen are forced to hide their work.
And yet, despite the danger, America is in the midst of "moonshine renaissance," in which a new wave of hipster hobbyists has joined with old-time 'shiners to flout the law and do what they love to do.Read more »
Some towns in Massachusetts have given up enforcing the state's marijuana law which decriminalized the possession of small amounts of pot, saying the law is written with too many loopholes to be effective.Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically modified sugar beets engineered by Monsanto Co in a ruling that marks a major setback for the biotech giantRead more »
Police break into home while occupants are out. Then steal 45 plants and arrest occupants as they come home.Read more »
Graham, 36, who got £1million when step-dad Bob Frazer scooped £14million in 2003, insisted he only had the drugs because of a compulsion to collect things. He said: "People offer me drugs and I buy them, I buy cheap. I don't sell them, they build up and build up and end up in boxes, there's shedloads of drugs.Read more »
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