Category Archives: LEGAL

VINTAGE PROPAGANDA AND TRUTH… Themes in Chemical Prohibition: Sec 5 – The Drug News Bot

VINTAGE PROPAGANDA AND TRUTH Source: Themes in Chemical Prohibition: sec 5 – Drug News Bot NIDA: Themes in Chemical Prohibition, William L. White, 1979 http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/ticp.html 5. The Drug Is Associated with the Moral Corruption of the Young, Particularly Their Sexual Corruption “You’re in paradise until the blast wears off and you’ve got to face reality again: you’re hooked, chained, a teenage dope addict.” Chemicals have long been inextricably linked in prohibitionist literature with the sexual corruption of young people. Joan. Fran. Rauch attacked chocolate in…

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WATCH – Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey – Documentary Video

“Meet a group of maverick cops – and former cops – who have put in decades fighting the war on drugs. They may be libertarians, Republicans, socialists or evangelical Christians, but they all believe strongly that drug prohibition is a terrible mistake and that all illicit drugs should be in the hands of government, not under the control of criminals. John Gayder, a currently employed constable with nearly 20 years experience, is our guide to the world of pro-legalization cops. Among this group is the…

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Minorities Accounted For 90% Of New York Marijuana Arrests In 2018

The de Blasio administration addressed the figures in a statement, admitting more need to be done to address criminal justice reform. Though marijuana arrests in New York City in 2018 dropped by more than half of 2017’s totals, the racial disparity of those marijuana arrests have never been more glaring. According to statistics from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, 89 percent of those arrested for smoking marijuana were either black or Hispanic while whites comprised only 7 percent of the arrests. The de Blasio…

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Lawyer answers 5 most common questions about Canada’s impaired driving law changes – Cannabis Life Network

On December 18, 2018, impaired driving laws in this country underwent a massive overhaul. Lawyer Sarah Leamon answers the 5 most common questions about changes to Canada’s impaired driving laws. 1. How have impaired driving laws changed? 2. Why have the impaired driving laws changed? 3. Does this mean that it is zero tolerance for alcohol and driving? 4. Can I refuse to provide a breath sample? 5. What can I do to protect myself against an unreasonable demand for a breath sample? Featured image…

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WATCH – President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill, legalizing industrial hemp in the United States! – VIDEO

The moment the hemp industry has been waiting for finally happened: President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill, legalizing industrial hemp in the United States. What we’re seeing now is former natural food and organic entrepreneurs and executives turn their attention to hemp and CBD products, and turning them into recognizable foods. The supply chain is developing as such that it’s now possible to get high-quality CBD isolate, and add that to food. So CBD is becoming just another functional ingredient. Hemp can be…

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Cannabis referendum: NZ must be wary of replacing one ‘Reefer Madness’ with another – The Listener

With 40 states in the US yet to legalise cannabis, the industry is spending big money to promote the drug. Anyone who dares express reservations about the growing momentum to liberalise recreational cannabis use in New Zealand is apt to be directed to one of the substance’s most revered and celebrated enthusiasts. “Lively up yo’self and don’t be no drag,” sang Bob Marley in a reggae anthem that sums up the zeitgeist. The current criminalisation of cannabis has few defenders, either for its effectiveness in…

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The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal. The new 94-page report released this week is entitled “Drugs of Abuse” and is intended to foster a better understanding of the dangers of drug consumption. “Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse,” the document opens. “Drugs of Abuse,…

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Texas House to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Texas state House of Representatives is scheduled to consider Thursday HB 81, legislation that would decriminalize marijuana in the state. The legislation, should it become law, will prevent the incarceration of people solely for possessing one ounce or less of usable marijuana. While HB 81 would protect such individuals from a criminal conviction and prison time, police would be able seize their marijuana and issue them a citation that may lead to the imposing of an up to $250 fine. In April, the Criminal…

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