Posts Tagged ‘ war on drugs ’

How Will Obama React to Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington State?

After two decisive victories for marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State, what to expect from Obama? With the historic and decisive victories for marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State, the War on Drugs has been dealt a severe blow this November 6th, and the global drug policy debate has entered a whole new phase....
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L.E.A.P. Executive Director to Speak in Honolulu on Hawaii Drug Policy

L.E.A.P. Executive Director to Speak in Honolulu on Hawaii Drug Policy

“It pains me to know that there is a solution for preventing tragedy and nothing is being done because of ignorance, stubbornness, unsubstantiated fear and greed."—Neill Franklin, Executive Director L.E.A.P.
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Why Police Officers Lie Under Oath

Police officer perjury in court to justify illegal dope searches is commonplace. One of the dirty little not-so-secret secrets of the criminal justice system is undercover narcotics officers intentionally lying under oath. It is a perversion of the American justice system that strikes directly at the rule of law. Yet it is the routine...
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Why Did the Feds Raid Medical Marijuana Clinics in Montana?

Last year, NORML’s Paul Armentano wrote an op-ed in which he optimistically claimed that: â€ŦIn short, the only way to fully protect all our citizens from these kinds of abhorrent events (SWAT raids) is through the legalization and regulation of marijuana for all adults. This is the conventional wisdom in the drug policy reform community, that successful...
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Remember Marijuana POWs This Holiday Season

As the holiday season gets into full swing, I am again reminded to count my blessings. One of the most precious blessings is my freedom. I can go where I want, eat what I want, watch what I want and so on. We all need to be aware of that freedom, because many of...
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