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[…]

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[…]

Pot Matters: Assessing the Counter-Revolution

Recent comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have suggested the federal government may indeed attempt to rein in or roll back state-level legalization of marijuana. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, though, remains defiant, telling Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press: “It’s in our constitution. I took a solemn Read more about Pot Matters: Assessing the Counter-Revolution[…]

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[…]

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