End of the Drug Czar? Trump Proposes Huge Cuts to White House Drug Office

Donald Trump may be following through on a campaign promise more quickly and easily than building a wall or removing millions’ of Americans’ healthcare. And this is one Trump promise that drug-reform advocates can applaud. Trump wants to slash funding for the office of the national “drug czar” by 95 percent, according to a Read more about End of the Drug Czar? Trump Proposes Huge Cuts to White House Drug Office[…]

Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers

“Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, babe.” The late greats, Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, were talking about love, of course. But, as someone who spent a formative decade living south of the border, this song comes to mind as Read more about Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers[…]

To Some, Aggressive Justice Dept. Stance Looks Like Step Back

BY SADIE GURMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — For three decades, America got tough on crime. Police used aggressive tactics and arrest rates soared. Small-time drug cases clogged the courts. Vigorous gun prosecutions sent young men away from their communities and to faraway prisons for long terms. But as crime rates dropped since 2000, Read more about To Some, Aggressive Justice Dept. Stance Looks Like Step Back[…]

Just Like Obama: Whitehouse.gov Petition Asks Trump To Back Off Marijuana

Aside from drone warfare and domestic spying, Donald Trump is embracing at least one innovation from the Barack Obama days. Within days of taking office, Trump’s people scrubbed climate change science from the EPA website, but in a nod to the power enjoyed by online mobs in the Trump era, his administration has thus far Read more about Just Like Obama: Whitehouse.gov Petition Asks Trump To Back Off Marijuana[…]

Thank Russia: Jeff Sessions Now Too Preoccupied to Crack Down on Marijuana

Today, Thursday, March 2, Attorney General Jeff Sessions finds himself in a world of shit. The beady-eyed hobgoblin of the marijuana industry’s nightmares must now navigate an ordeal of his own, after news broke late Wednesday, courtesy of officials inside Sessions’ own Justice Department, that he indeed had talks with top Russian officials last year—before Read more about Thank Russia: Jeff Sessions Now Too Preoccupied to Crack Down on Marijuana[…]

Meet the Latest Pot-Hater to Join Donald Trump’s Cabinet

By now, it should be obvious that Donald Trump’s people are not marijuana people. For every member of Trump’s inner circle like tech billionaire Peter Thiel, the free press-destroying, pseudo anarcho-capitalist who also sort of likes weed (yay?), there are several more like Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the “good people don’t smoke marijuana” guy who, Read more about Meet the Latest Pot-Hater to Join Donald Trump’s Cabinet[…]

President Trump Pledges to Escalate War on Drugs

In a speech to police chiefs and sheriffs at the Washington DC meeting of the Major Cities Chiefs Association this week, Donald Trump dealt a harsh blow to any activists who may have been hoping for a tolerant stance on drugs from the United States’ new president. As the conservative RedState.com blog happily headlines: “Trump Promises to Ramp Up the War on Drugs.” With an almost Read more about President Trump Pledges to Escalate War on Drugs[…]

Reefer Madness’ Greatest Hits: The Attorney General Sessions

Remember the Eighties? Rubik’s Cubes and checkered Vans? New Wave and Hair Metal? President Reagan saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall?” Well, now that we’re building our own wall, it’s time to grab those skinny ties out of the back of your closet, because the Eighties are back, baby! And if you’re into smoking Read more about Reefer Madness’ Greatest Hits: The Attorney General Sessions[…]

Forget Sessions: Meet The Real Marijuana Enemy in Donald Trump’s Cabinet

America’s marijuana industry has enjoyed several years of unprecedented growth. Our current multibillion-dollar boom times could last well into the 2020s, cannabis sector experts and observers predict. But economics follow cycles of boom-and-bust. There’s a crash coming at some point. The major question for the cannabis sector now is whether the anti-marijuana zealots soon to Read more about Forget Sessions: Meet The Real Marijuana Enemy in Donald Trump’s Cabinet[…]

Rebel Inmates Cite Trump in Delaware Prison Uprising

A corrections officer has been left dead following a nearly 20-hour stand-off and hostage crisis at a Delaware prison. The uprising was put down when state police seized control of the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on Wednesday morning. Inmates took four guards hostage to protest harsh conditions at the facility and to demand educational and other Read more about Rebel Inmates Cite Trump in Delaware Prison Uprising[…]

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