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Meth Production in Illinois Sees Decrease After Four-Year Increase

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.26.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Had the fictional TV show "Breaking Bad" been set in Illinois or another state in the Midwest, Walter White, aka Heisenberg, would have felt right at home.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Agents Allegedly Hosted Cartel-Funded 'Sex Parties' In Government Quarters | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug Enforcement Administration agents stationed abroad attended "sex parties" that were allegedly funded with money from drug cartels, ...

4 Ways the Drug War Harms National Security

James Carli | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
James Carli

Just think of where we could be as a nation if some of the people spending years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense could have, instead, studied sustainable architecture or climate change adaptation?

A Second Even More Unjustifiable Episode of Government Collection of Phone Records

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.21.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

In the rush to sensationalize the Paris terrorist attacks and minimize all other news (for example, even more horrendous terrorist attacks in Nigeria), the American media has conveniently overlooked one major ill effect of the public hysteria it is helping to foment.

The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

Rob Kampia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Task Force Officer Admits To Soliciting Sexual Favors From Drug Defendants | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON –- A police officer from Salem, Virginia, on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force out of Roanoke pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sol...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Matt Ferner

Feds Raid Multiple Marijuana Grow Operations In Colorado | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Federal agents along with local Denver police conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations around Colorado's capital city Tuesday morning....

Nick Wing

12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Ever Done (That We Know Of) | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

We have the war on drugs to thank for these.

Facebook Calls Out DEA Over Sketchy Practice

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating...

DEA Sued Over Fake Facebook Account

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from t...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Official Reportedly Accused Lawmakers Of 'Supporting Criminals' For Backing This Bill | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Drug Enforcement Administration official reportedly accused sponsors of a prescription drug bill that unanimously passed the House...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Struggles To Explain Position On Drug Sentencing Reform | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top official at the Drug Enforcement Administration struggled to explain her position on drug sentencing reforms that are backed by ...

Memo to Browns: Start Connor Shaw on Saturday

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

With the locker room divided over Hoyer and Manziel, it's time to shake things up and give Connor Shaw a shot with the first team on Saturday.

Two Republicans Advance In Washington Primary For House Seat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Two GOP candidates advanced in a primary held on Tuesday to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). Former National Football Le...

DEA Is Absolutely Losing The War On Marijuana Politics

Sam Tracy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Since the LA Times piece went to print, the DEA and other Drug Warriors lost skirmishes -- and even a few battles -- in the war on marijuana politics literally every single day:

Report Blames DEA Agents For Abandoning Student In Cell

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days with...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Another Shipment Of Hemp Seeds Is Seized

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, mar...

Matt Ferner

REPORT: DEA Has Spent 4 Decades Obstructing Science On Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been impeding and ignoring the science on marijuana and other drugs for more than four decades, according to a...

The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

It's increasingly clear that entrusting decisions involving medical science to the DEA is akin to leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse. And what's most striking is how little scrutiny the DEA has faced from Congress or other federal overseers.

Ryan J. Reilly

Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are being accused of threatening doctors affiliated with medical marijuana dispe...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Employee, Contractor Husband Admit To Faking Kidnapping Plot | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An employee of the Drug Enforcement Administration and her contractor husband pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to FBI agents after pret...

Ryan J. Reilly

House's Pro-Medical Marijuana Vote Shocks Even Longtime Supporters | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even longtime supporters of marijuana legalization were surprised early Friday morning when the House of Representatives voted for an am...

Ryan J. Reilly

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enfo...