By DAVID DOWNS | Published in Smell The Truth California's four US Attorneys (Benjamin Wagner, Laura Duffy, Melinda Haag and Andre Birotte Jr.) announced a medical marijuana crackdown in Oct. 2011. (USDOJ) In October, the federal government dismissed with prejudice four multi-million dollar forfeiture cases against Southern California landlords who had rented space to ...
November 22, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
Caravan for Peace continues North America tour to continue dialogue about drug war Mexican poet and peace leader Javier Sicilia arrived in Los Angeles to speak firsthand about the pain and devastation caused by the failed drug war. Sicilia’s three-day visit is part of the bi-national “Voices of the Victims” Tour, traveling to ...
November 9, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
https://youtu.be/2-wPd8QiGX0 By LEAP (LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION) Between August 12 and September 12, 2012, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement officials who, after seeing firsthand the harms of the war on drugs, now advocate for its end, accompanied Javier Sicilia's Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity from the Mexican border, through 27 U.S. cities, ...
November 5, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
https://youtu.be/-3zxPffimRA By MIKE HOLIFIELD | October 31, 2013 A recent discussion with Dr. Carl Hart for the upcoming documentary "Blowing Smoke". According to the Federal Register, the Drug Enforcement Administration is attempting to schedule CBD and CBN as a Schedule 1 controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act. Congress is unaware of this change, ...
October 31, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
Lawsuit Highlights Cruel Practices and Ineffectiveness of Undercover Narcotics Operations in Schools By DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE | October 30, 2013 The parents of a 17-year-old special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation announced today they are suing the school district that authorized the operation. The student, who suffers from a range of disabilities, was falsely ...
October 30, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis desperately seeks a conviction after People v. Jackson overturned her legal strategy By KRIS HERMES | Published in Peace for Patients The third trial against medical marijuana dispensary operator and Navy veteran Jovan Jackson began in San Diego Superior Court, before Judge Louis R. Hanoian. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, ...
October 24, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
The failure of the War on Drugs has never been more obvious. By ETHAN NADELMANN | Published in DrugPolicy.org Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? Who are the people who make up the drug policy reform movement? What can be done about the violence in Mexico from the drug trade? ...
October 23, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Robert W. Wood | Published in Forbes No joke. At the recently concluded American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco—as at most other gatherings—lawyers like to talk. They may be contentious or cooperative, but they do like to talk. Especially about something controversial, and especially about outsmarting the government. From that ...
August 22, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
Published in Democracy Now The commission that issues sentencing guidelines to federal judges has unanimously voted to consider softening its framework for drug offenses. The panel voted to work with Congress to reduce the "severity and scope" of mandatory minimum sentences and said it would assess its own guidelines regarding prison terms ...
August 20, 2013Sam Sabzehzar