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“The good intentions behind that law,” she said, “have almost completely been taken over by people who are trying to use that permission law to get rich, to distribute marijuana and traffic drugs to people who aren’t sick, to our youth and to people who are using drugs on a recreational basis.” US Attorney Laura E Duffy. Continue reading
While the (Justice) Department does not focus its limited resources on seriously ill individuals who use marijuana as part of a medically recommended treatment regimen in compliance with state law as stated in the October 2009 Ogden Memorandum, we will enforce the CSA (Controlled Substances Act) vigorously against individuals and organizations that participate in unlawful manufacturing and distribution activity involving marijuana, even if such activities are permitted under state law. Continue reading
“It was a great mistake to put routine drug offenses into the federal courts,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
This isn’t a new problem. Chief Justice William Rehnquist complained as far back as 1989 that the war on drugs was overwhelming the federal judiciary. In 1995, Kathleen F. Brickley, an academic, found that “the Federal system is strained to capacity due, in large part, to the government’s war on drugs.” Continue reading
We’re getting closer and closer each election cycle, and if we don’t make it this time we will try and try again until we succeed. We have the time and the talent to make it happen now, but we need every pot-loving person on this planet to pitch in and help. Vote like you’ve never voted before. Continue reading
”If we don’t get a change in the IRS ruling, every legal, regulated distributor of cannabis in the United States is going to have to go out of business, and patients will be forced back into the hands of criminals”
–Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center
A Fantastic Success – the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine – Campaign Kick Off – ViP Nite and Reception raised $10,000 in contributions from more than 50 attendees, donating between $150 and $1000, per ticket, to attend.
Newport Beach Vineyard and Winery, graciously donated their services, and many bottles of wine, in celebration of the campaign kick-off for the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative. Continue reading
Stephen Downing retired Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, discusses the negative effects of marijuana prohibition. As an original drug warrior for president Nixon's "War On Drugs", Downing saw first hand how prohibition effected the lives of police … Continue reading