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Going Rogue: DEA Style

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

The federal government should keep its hands off Colorado's constitution, under which medical marijuana rights are cautiously guarded.

Oscar Arriola, Mexican Drug Dealer And Money-Launderer, In Denver Court

9News | Jace Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - 9Wants to Know has learned federal officials have taken custody of a suspected Mexican drug dealer who they say operated one of the largest c...

Will Colorado Conservatives Flunk This States' Rights Test?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

What began as a Colorado story -- suburban Denver man busted by DEA for growing medical marijuana in his home -- is quickly shaping up as something more significant.

Chris Bartkowicz Charged With Marijuana Possession With Intent To Sell; Could Face Prison Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Federal prosecutors intend to charge Highlands Ranch resident Chris Bartkowicz with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a felony that cou...

Study Not the Evil Weed

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The debate over medical marijuana was settled by Colorado voters way back in 2000. But voters didn't and couldn't settle the question of whether medicinal marijuana actually helps people.

FBI: Men Plotted To Kill DEA Agent, U.S. Attorney

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two men arrested by the FBI and U.S. Marshals were accused Tuesday of taking part in a murder plot against an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago and a...

Fear Mongers Attack a NYC Harm Reduction Pamphlet that Saves Lives

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

The brochure under attack is directed toward the city's residents who inject drugs, and it serves the critical purpose of reducing disease transmission, preventing overdoses and saving lives.

Legalize It and I Will Industrialize It: Industrial Hemp Is the Engine to Kickstart This Economy

Anna Brones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Brones

Multipurpose and versatile -- hemp makes its way into everything from ice cream to paint to clothing -- hemp could be called the wonder resource.

Hemp Protest at DEA Leads to Arrests

Anna Brones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Brones

In the eyes of farmers and members of the hemp industry, legalizing industrial hemp production is not only a question of economics, but national interest.

Pot Arrests for Year 2008 Second Highest Total Ever Reported

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

NORML Director Allen St. Pierre: Present enforcement policies are costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, ruining the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and having no impact on marijuana availability or use.

Marijuana Use By The Numbers

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

By age 25, 54 percent of the population has admittedly used marijuana. Does anyone still believe that marijuana prohibition is working -- or that all of these people deserve to be behind bars?

Celebrity "Roadkill": A Black Box Warning for Physicians

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Cohan

How can a vulnerable physician resist the temptation to "bend the rules" for these "tabloid elites?"

DEA Forcing Agents To Illegally Work In Afghanistan, Claim Pilots

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration's presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend th...

DEA Agents: Administration Forcing Us To Go To Afghanistan

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration's presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they're bei...

Don't Believe the Hype! Potent Pot, So What?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If nothing else, the government's annual "new and improved pot" claims are good advertising for marijuana dealers. As for the rest of the public, it's time for a reality check.

What Do You Know, the Ex-Drug Czar Is Still Full of Sh*t!

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Walters demonstrated that he remains an unrepentant liar -- even though he's no longer paid by the federal government to be one.

Ryan Grim

Hemp Bill Introduced In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bipartisan group of agitating members of Congress introduced legislation Thursday to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. Currently eight states...

President Obama: What Is So Funny About Taxing And Regulating Marijuana?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

America's stringent enforcement of pot prohibition, which artificially inflates black market pot prices and ensures that only criminal enterprises will be involved in the production and sale of this commodity, is helping to fuel violence. Wow, funny stuff!

Ryan Grim

Bolivian President Chews Coca During Speech At UN

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Evo Morales isn't afraid to practice what he preaches. The Bolivian president, an outspoken proponent of coca, the leaf used to make cocaine, brought ...

Ryan Grim

Holder Vows To End Raids On Medical Marijuana Clubs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said at a press conference Wednesday that the Justice Department will no longer raid medical marijuana clubs that are est...

YouTube Hallucinogen May Be Banned, Despite Medical Properties

NY Times | Kevin Sack and Brent McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DALLAS -- With a friend videotaping, 27-year-old Christopher Lenzini of Dallas took a hit of Salvia divinorum, regarded as the world's most potent hal...

When It Comes To Medical Pot, Rats Are Smarter Than Our Politicians

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If rats can deduce that whole cannabis works better as a medicine than a single synthesized molecule, what's stopping our politicians from reaching this same conclusion?

What Your Government Knows About Cannabis And Cancer -- And Isn't Telling You

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

What possible advances in the treatment of cancer could have been achieved had U.S. government officials chosen to advance, not suppress, research into the anti-cancer effects of cannabis?

Don't Buy The 'Potent Pot' Hype

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

While the feds' latest "reefer rhetoric" may sound alarming, there's little substance behind the hype. The average THC in domestically grown marijuana has remained unchanged for nearly a decade.