[LA DA] Cooley said today that all the dispensaries in the county are operating illegally, "going to be prosecuted." Kramer, operator of a dispensary, said, "If this is the way it goes, we'll go underground again. There will be a lot more crime."
Marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to get as many as three pot-legalization measures on the ballot in 2010 in California, setting up what could be a groundbreaking clash with the federal government over U.S. drug policy.
Mexico may have more pot, but we've got the good stuff. Small U.S. marjuana farmers grow small but potent strains, some of it for legal medicinal use.
Many people seem not to care what the Constitution requires. Today’s message is for those who do care. Drug control is NOT a Constitutional power of the federal government.
But maybe the real epidemic is underdosing. Countless Americans suffer with severe chronic pain because doctors are afraid to treat them properly
The Devil went to Jamaica He was looking to sell some weed he was doin' fine, they were standing in line it was excellent weed indeed he came across a young man who was likewise peddling pot and the devil slid down the beach and said "boy let me
In the first year since voters decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, school officials said districts aren't seeing escalating drug problems, though they worry the law may encourage marijuana use among students.
Ever ingenious American smokers have turned to growing their own tobacco as the average price for smokes has climbed to over $6 a pack, a price hike largely the result of the $1.01-per-pack tax that went into effect on April 1, conveniently around pl
The psychedelic Purple Sticky label warns that the contents of the cylindrical package -- dried leaves of the hallucinogenic herb Salvia divinorum and a chemical extract of the drug -- are to be used as incense only. But at $29.95 for a pillbox the s
A U.S. appeals court on Monday reinstated an Alaska lawsuit against Altria Group Inc's Philip Morris USA by the survivor of a deceased smoker, saying her state product liability claims were not preempted by federal law and should have been tried in s
When Sally Harpold bought cold medicine for her family back in March, she never dreamed that 4 months later she would end up in handcuffs. Now, Harpold is trying to clear her name of criminal charges, and she is speaking out in hopes that a law wi
After decades of bubbling up around the edges of so-called civilized society, marijuana seems to be marching mainstream at a fairly rapid pace.
Today, the Obama administration threw the state of Arizona under the bus by cutting the number of Border Patrol agents that are stationed at the troubled US/Mexico border. (CNSNews.com) – Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1
All day, whether she's jogging, sleeping or managing a pool hall, Williams wears a high-tech sensor on her ankle that can detect the faintest whiff of alcohol in her perspiration. If she sneaks a drink, the device will know it -- and so will a judge,
A SWAT team bursting into a New Jersey shore home where guns and drugs were suspected of being stored was met with a hail of bullets from a gunman who opened fire on them from atop a staircase, shooting four officers and critically wounding one early
The dried leaves [of the single plant] produce a high dollar drug. "Street value would be around $6,000 an ounce," explained Kerss, who also invited in the DEA and Texas Rangers into the investigation.
The ban is intended to end the sale of tobacco products with chocolate, vanilla, clove and other flavorings that lure children and teenagers into smoking. The agency will study regulating menthol products and hinted that it might soon take action aga
Mayor Cheye Calvo has an op-ed in the Washington Post about his experience trying to get some accountability for the violent, mistaken 2008 raid on his home.
Richard Padilla Cramer, a 26-year veteran anti-drug official, is behind bars, arrested after officials accused him of directing a massive cocaine shipment to Spain via the United States, and selling important information in law enforcement databases
America is a nation at war, overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and at home. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Report for 2008 every 18 seconds someone is arrested and charged with violating drug laws. Another striking fi
State Republican lawmaker Tommy Benton (31st House District) favors “caning” minor marijuana offenders and “executing” those who sell the drug, according to a recent correspondence sent by the representative to a constituent.
When police officer Darryll Dowell is on patrol in the southwestern Idaho city of Nampa, he'll pull up at a stoplight and usually start casing the vehicle. Nowadays, his eyes will also focus on the driver's arms, as he tries to search for a plump, bo
The former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office who led the agency’s cases against infamous Panama strongman Manuel Noriega and Medellin cartel kingpin Fabio Ocho, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday Sept 10, 2009 for ordering the shredding of records
[the prosecutor] took the extraordinary step of seeking
a court order prohibiting Reynolds, who was neither a defendant nor a
lawyer in the Schneiders' case, from talking about it. The prosecutor claimed
Reynolds had "a sycophantic or parasitic relationship with the
defendants," whom she was using "to further her own personal
Prosecutors say they need a lot of discretion. Why? So that they can prosecute the powerless, while refusing to prosecute the powerful and connected? You think I'm some sort of wild-eyed Marxist? Hardly. Here's a typical case Political commentator, author and writer for The Atlantic magazine Andrew M. Sullivan won’t have to face charges stemming from a recent pot bust at the Cape Cod National SeashoreIn my opinion, no one should be prosecuted for possessing marijuana on federal property. However, if we're going to have these stupid laws on the books, shouldn't they be applied even to influential and well-known people like Andrew Sullivan? Assistant United States Attorney James F. Lang disagreed. Prosecutorial discretion at its finest. The next time AUSA Lang is prosecuting some-small time druggie, be sure to ask him what it takes to get the "Sullivan treatment."
Hit by the recession? Just laid off? Head toward the Appalachia region and start growing (and smoking) some weed. Apparently it’s working pretty well for the folks out there.
In summary, the second part of Mr. Stana's presentation was even more
disappointing than the first. Mr. Stana went out of his way to ignore
facts that undermined his conclusion that interior checkpoints are
needed while artificially bolstering facts absent proper context that
supported his position.
Unusual protest in Moreno Valley, CA, a suburb of LA. Large Hispanic population that feels they are being targeted in these DUI operations.
On each side of the DUI Checkpoint protesters held signs - In Spanish - that read "Return (Go Back) - Police Checkpoint."
Developing story in Georgia, where church pastor Jonathan Ayers was shot and killed by undercover narcotics officers during a botched drug sting on Tuesday afternoon. Ayers was not the target of the investigation.
Police were apparently after a woman Ayers had dropped off just prior to stopping at the convenience store where police confronted him. Surveillance video shows a black SUV pulling up to the store, and plain-clothes officers jumping out with their guns drawn before the vehicle has stopped. Ayers’ car then backs into the picture, and the officers fire into his car as he drives off. Ayers was shot in the liver, crashed his car a short distance later, and died at the hospital the bullet wound.
Several Seattle-area Somali immigrants are suing local police agencies,
claiming they were wrongly rounded up in a massive sweep for khat done
in conjunction with the DEA. Khat is a mild euphoric stimulant that’s
usually chewed in leaf form. It’s illegal in the U.S. but ubiquitous
throughout Africa, and common in U.S. cities with large East African