Tag: War On Drugs


https://youtu.be/BZYsmkV71kk By Sam Sabzehzar  |  September 23, 2011 We met up with Congressional Candidate Norman Solomon while the author of War Made Easy was on Uprising Radio, with Sonali Kolhatkar, at KPFK Pacific Radio in Los Angeles. The author and activist shares with us his thoughts on why the War on Drugs is ... Read More
September 23, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


Jerry Laberdee, 56, is a Vietnam War Veteran who was sent to war when he got caught with pot. Today Jerry sits in jail for the same crime, and is on a hunger strike and while he awaits his Federal charges. This time, however, he was a qualified medical cannabis ... Read More
August 27, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


A majority of Americans believe that cannabis has medicinal use, so why are some states slow to catch on, and have we reached the tipping point in prohibition? By Sam Sabzehzar  |  August 9th, 2011 Most people are well aware of the fact that the cannabis plant has medicinal properties, but the ... Read More
August 9, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


By Daily Mail Staff  |  Published in The Daily Mail An 84-year-old mayor who was found by a police chief with marijuana plants in her garden has fired the entire department. City commissioners voted 3-2 Monday night in favour of closing the department. The controversy came to the forefront earlier this month when ... Read More
August 4, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


By Letitia Pepper  |  July 20, 2011 The federal government continues to persecute people for using “medical marijuana,” claiming that “marijuana” has no medical value. This is one of the biggest lies ever sold to the American public via the use of billions of dollars to spreading lies and rumors about an ... Read More
July 19, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


The White House’s official justification for the ongoing multigenerational drug war was light on facts and heavy on rhetoric By Paul Armentano |  Published in Alternet.org   The White House this month, with little fanfare, issued its annual (and long overdue) 2011 National Drug Control Strategy report. As usual, the White House’s official justification for ... Read More
July 19, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


By Uprising Radio |  July 15, 2011 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently ruled that Marijuana has “no accepted medical use.” This came in a long-overdue response to The Cannabis Rescheduling Petition, which was successfully circulated in 2002. The petition outlines a scientific argument for why the federal government must legally recognize the ... Read More
July 15, 2011Sam Sabzehzar


After an international body called for the debate on the War on Drugs is refuted without the use of science, Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Gabor Mate. A high-level international panel has concluded the so-called "war on drugs" has failed and that governments should consider legalizing substances, including marijuana. The Global Commission ... Read More
June 6, 2011Daily Dose


We could finally see the beginning of the end of the ‘war on drugs’. This expensive war has completely failed to curb the plague of drug addiction, while costing countless lives, devastating communities, and funneling trillions of dollars into violent organized crime networks. Experts all agree that the most ... Read More
May 31, 2011Daily Dose