Tag: War On Drugs


By Rosalie Cushman  |  Published in Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News “Peter said some FBI agent was paid off by the Cartel…” I couldn’t hear the rest of this woman’s phone conversation because she turned her head, walking away from the Encinitas Laundromat. This was about a year ago. Fast forward to a more ... Read More
August 16, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


The school-to-prison pipeline strikes again. By Kristen Gwynne  |  Published in Alternet Californians Doug and Catherine Snodgrass are suing their son’s high school for allowing undercover police officers to set up the 17-year-old special-needs student for a drug arrest. In a video segment on ABC News, they say they were "thrilled" when their son -- ... Read More
August 4, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Proposals likely to become law, leading to innovative policies at odds with the 'war on drugs' philosophy as the country competes with what they call a 'Monopoly by the Mafia' as it relates to the drug's trade. By Associated Press  | Published in The Guardian Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana ... Read More
August 2, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


By Mike Liszewski  |  Published in Americans for Safe Access By now most medical cannabis activists are aware that several medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state were raided Wednesday. While the federal government continues to raid medical cannabis providers on a routine basis, the 18 raids were such a rare show of force ... Read More
July 25, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


By David Downs  |  Published in East Bay Express The feds just got dealt a major blow in their fight to seize the property of the world's largest lawful medical cannabis dispensary, Harborside Health Center in Oakland. According to US Court records for the Northern District, Judge Maria-Elena James granted a motion to ... Read More
July 5, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


DOJ will spend more than $1 million to incarcerate a patient who surrendered this week to serve a 10-year sentence By Americans for Safe Access  |  June 13, 2013 A study by Americans for Safe Access estimates the costs of federal marijuana enforcement in medical marijuana states close to $300 million. Medical marijuana ... Read More
June 13, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


"Federally-regulated Marijuana research must be implemented..." Senator Carolyn Allen (R-AZ) https://youtu.be/sU7hVRiQHG8 By Sam Sabzehzar  |  Americans for Scientific Freedom Watch Dr. Sisley discuss how medical marijuana may help symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Calling it a disorder is about as accurate as the scheduling of cannabis in the CSA, especially when it ... Read More
May 5, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


By Diane Goldstein  |  Published in Ladybud.com My life has been defined by a series of phone calls, both good and bad. I have always been able to discern these life-changing moments based on the time of the call. In my experience, whether or not I initiated the call, no good news ... Read More
April 19, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


53-year-old transplant patient Jerry Duval recently received a federal surrender order to serve out 10-year sentence By Kris Hermes  |  April 15, 2013 Late last week, 53-year-old Michigan medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval received a Justice Department order to surrender to federal authorities on June 11th to begin serving a 10-year prison ... Read More
April 15, 2013Sam Sabzehzar