Instead of following the directive of the President and Attorney General on this matter, California U.S. Attorneys were blatantly ignoring the directive concerning compliance with state law.
One area of policy which appears to have transmuted the pronounced polarization in this country has been marijuana.
"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...
Asher Platts, known to many of you through his work as the Punk Patriot, joins the Resistance Report team to give us the story behind the story of how grassroots - no pun- organizing helped bring legalized Marijuana to Maine.
Can decriminalizing or completely legalizing marijuana help bring an end to the criminal element that thrives due to our current policy on drugs?
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
Criminalization does not deter drug use. Globally each year millions of people receive criminal records for drug possession with the young, Black and poor most actively targeted.
Basing a tax on a fictitious price means no one will ever know the correct tax. Taxpayers will spend time and money trying to beat the system, and government will spend time and money in self-defense.
That's right, Portland now dons the privilege as being the first city on the entire East coast to bring some sort of intelligence to the futility that is marijuana prohibition.
When most heads think of Humboldt County, bucolic fields of bud, a rugged coastline and fun-loving pot growers come to mind, but few realize that there's a dark side to this hippie paradise that only the locals know about.
Law enforcement officers have long relied on breathalyzer technology as an on-the-spot roadside detection test for alcohol ingestion, but can similar technology ever be used to identify recent cannabis ingestion? A recent study indicates that the answer may be "yes."
The court announced the hearing a mere two days before devotees of the measure and their opponents were to meet at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College for a 90-minute debate titled, "The Great Debate! Marijuana Legalization: Make An Informed Decision."
One war the world overlooks that is still happening today is the so-called "War on Drugs," which was famously declared by former President Richard Nixon more than 40 years ago. It's a war -- like many -- that doesn't need to be happening, and it's a war, like many, that is costing way too much money and too many innocent lives along the way.
The drug policy reform movement descended upon Denver last week for the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference.
We're not fighting to prevent people from receiving the medical help they desperately need. We're fighting for the emotional well-being of our children.