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[…]

DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hopes to further capitalize on the modern day drug war by ramping up the prosecution of cases involving people who manufacture, traffic and use pharmaceutical substances outside of their medicinal function. According to National Public Radio, Uncle Sam’s leading drug enforcement hammers quietly announced a plan last month Read more about DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War[…]

Federal Government Admits Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to Teen Use

On April 20, as more Americans than ever before celebrated the right to use cannabis with more freedom than ever before, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) released a long-awaited policy paper on marijuana in America. The NDAA, which so far has reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old-school, hard-line approach to law-and-order in America Read more about Federal Government Admits Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to Teen Use[…]

Los Angeles Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

BY MICHAEL BALSAMO ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct widespread raids on growers and businesses selling marijuana. In a wide-ranging interview Read more about Los Angeles Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana[…]

House Bill to Remove Pot from Controlled Substance List

On Monday, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) announced the introduction of legislation aimed at decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. The ambitiously named “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” would actually take cannabis off the federal controlled substances list—leaving regulation up to the states and essentially giving the herb the same status as alcohol and tobacco. The bill revives Read more about House Bill to Remove Pot from Controlled Substance List[…]

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