A former Mexican president's proposal to legalize drugs as a way of breaking the economic power of drug cartels is stoking debate inside his country and bringing opposition in Washington.
She returned to her pickup truck to find Broward County’s Deputy Sheriff Dominic Raimondi and Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Lieutenant David Bingham looking inside the cab. The two men asked what she was doing and when she said she had been
During a speech in support of the "Fair Sentencing Act" Ron Paul called for a repeal of the entire War on Drugs. (My Man! - Ed)
In the name of saving children from candy-flavored methamphetamine, the U.S. appears on the verge of mandating more than a year in jail for anyone who cooks up a batch of pot brownies.
On Wednesday, the House voted to reduce the disparity in the sentencing of people caught with crack cocaine vs. powder cocaine. Before, in order to be charged with a felony, crack users need to posses 5 grams of crack, powder cocaine users needed to
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults nationally shows 43% believe marijuana should be legalized. But 42% think it should remain an illegal drug. Another 15% are not sure.
Drug smuggling through Venezuela has exploded since President Hugo Chavez severed contacts with U.S. law-enforcement agencies in 2005, U.S. and U.N. officials say in reports. Some experts worry the country is headed for an epidemic of organized crime
Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week. The inmates would then return to t
Reports are sketchy so far.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will now formally allow patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal.
From Wednesday nights' Monthly Meeting at The Armadillo Grill on Camelback. The Judge flat tells it like it is in no uncertain terms.
Outright opponents to marijuana use were silent. (gleeful grin - Ed)
In November voters in Berkeley, CA, will vote on a measure which deals with medical marijuana cultivation sites licensing and taxation. Part of the measure approved for the ballot by the Berkeley City Council: Companies who run pot cultivation sites
Gunmen armed with machine guns shot dead at least 17 party-goers Sunday, in a pre-dawn attack outside the northern Mexican city of Torreon, officials said.
Grenades made in the US and sent to Central America resurface as terrifying new weapons in weekly attacks by Mexican drug cartels. Sent to battle communist revolutionaries in the jungles of Central America, US grenades are being diverted
Judge John Buttrick is a respected sitting Superior Court Judge in Arizona who calls "the war on drugs" "insane." [I am guessing Buttrick will be discussing the drug war---wild supposition.]
The California Central Valley city of Stockton has been a poster child for the Great Recession, infamous for its housing developments filled with foreclosed homes, its tent cities along the San Joaquin River, and its horrendous 20% unemployment rate.
When I walk around busy midtown Manhattan, I often smell marijuana. Despite the crowds, some people smoke weed in public. Usually the police leave them alone, and yet other times they act like a military force engaged in urban combat.
Legalizing marijuana in California could drop prices of the drug to nearly a tenth of current levels while its use could double, research group RAND Corporation reported. Voters in the most populous U.S. state will decide in a November referendum
Unlike his counterpart in Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, Babeu has refused allocation of already sparse resources and deputies to have a protective detail, saying "I'll be fine."
"DEA officials attribute the decrease in cleanups ... to the passage of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, which imposed significant restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine to methamphetamine manufacturers," inspector general audito
One former drug cop's crusade of civil disobedience against America's drug war establishment has turned into a nightmare for his family, which now faces the very real threat of losing a father and husband for up to six months or more. Barry Cooper
“If you don’t see the correlation between the money laundering by banks and the 22,000 people killed in Mexico, you’re missing the point,” Woods says.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently introduced an amendment to a bill to require drug testing for those receiving welfare. Hatch claimed it will save money. Why not save some REAL money and start drug testing members of Congress, their staff and fede
The 76-year-old general denied taking payments from Colombian drug lords in the 1980s and told a Paris courtroom that cash deposits transferred to French banks came from his legitimate businesses and the CIA.
"What does Washington want from Mexico? On the security side, the U.S. seeks total control of Mexico's security apparatus. With the creation of NORTHCOM (Northern Command) designed to protect the U.S. landmass from terrorist attack, Mexico is design
Two stories of cops evading accountability: Virginia police are stonewalling the shooting of an unarmed motorist sitting in his car; and, Maryland cops are arresting citizens videotaping on wire-tapping charges. Are these more examples of surly publi
Wachovia struck a deal with Federal prosecutors under which the bank admitted it didn't do enough to prevent money-laundering between criminal organizations, in which illicit funds transferred flew past the $300 billion mark.
A 21-year-old father-to-be was killed last Friday night by a Las Vegas Police Department narcotics officer serving a search warrant for marijuana. Trevon Cole was shot once in the bathroom of his apartment after he made what police described as "a fu
Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday signed two bills passed by lawmakers this session to rein in the estimated 1,100 medical marijuana dispensaries that have cropped up around the state.