• December 2, 2020

Tags : drug war

The ‘War on Drugs’ Hovers Over some BLM Protests

WASHINGTON – Two weekends ago, just across from a freshly fortified White House, the sun was initially setting behind the overtly symmetrical office buildings that house the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America and U.S. Chamber of Commerce you could smell freedom wafting in the air as many peaceful protestors used the first […]Read More

Study: Marijuana Workplace Impairment Metrics Likely Flawed

New research has found bias and bad methodology behind many studies that allegedly prove cannabis workplace impairment can be dangerous. Workplace drug testing has come under fire in the last few years as more states legalize cannabis. Blood tests, which claim to help employers find the best people, have instead become a way to eliminate […]Read More

‘Public Enemy Number One’ — New documentary shows the futility of a half-century of the War on Drugs

“We’ve always had a demon,” says author and historian Dan Baum in Public Enemy Number One, a new documentary that traces the history of the War on Drugs in America. “Something about American political culture requires us to have a demon. Go back to Salem. Alcohol was a demon. Communism was a demon, and all kinds of things were justified in the name of fighting communism. This is what we do.” Read More

Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Keep Declining In Era Of Legalization, Chief Justice Reports

While federal prosecutions of drug-related crimes increased in 2019, cases involving marijuana dropped by more than a quarter, according to an end-of-year report released by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday. The annual report, which looks at data on federal court actions during the 2019 fiscal year ending September 30, reflects an ongoing […]Read More

New Congressional Resolution Calls For Marijuana Legalization And Drug Expungements

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) released a congressional resolution on Thursday that calls for a fundamental reshaping of the criminal justice system, in part by legalizing marijuana and expunging all drug-related convictions. The congresswoman’s “People’s Justice Guarantee” resolution outlines “a bold, new vision for justice in the American criminal legal system” that’s designed to “transform the […]Read More

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