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‘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

Marijuana Record Expungement Movement Growing Rapidly, Report Shows

Though eleven states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana, the process of expunging prior cannabis convictions remains complicated and expensive, with methods to clear records varying widely between jurisdictions. People with marijuana records may struggle to pay outstanding fines or locate documents from different courthouses—if they are even aware at all that they are […]Read More

Mayor Pete Declines To Hit Imaginary Marijuana Joint

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg passed on a hit of an imaginary marijuana joint in a press appearance this week, politely handing it to the next person in the rotation. During a live-streamed interview on Wednesday with Denver-based Jeff Fard, or Brother Jeff, the host welcomed the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to the Mile High […]Read More

Trump Administration Moves To Deny Asylum Over Misdemeanor Marijuana Offenses

The Trump administration is seeking to make certain marijuana offenses, including misdemeanor possession, grounds to deny asylum to migrants. In a notice published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security proposed amending asylum policy to make it so that people convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses are […]Read More

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