Though neither Jose nor Jesus Martinez is charged with a crime, authorities are seeking forfeiture of $190,040 found in Jesus' truck when he was stopped by an Aurora police officer. A judge ordered the money returned, but the city has refused.
We refuse to face the fact that drug prohibition has failed.
With the exception of, perhaps, Texas governor Rick Perry, no public official wants to publicly admit an obvious fact: The United States of America will likely be forced to invade Mexico. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
When Hajji Juma Khan was arrested and transported to New York to face charges under a new American narco-terrorism law in 2008, federal prosecutors described him as perhaps the biggest and most dangerous drug lord in Afghanistan, a shadowy figure who
Florida reports a 250% increase of drugged children - and suicide may be end result.. MeetTheTruth, A Florida TV show, takes on this controversial issue of Pharmaceutical Children or "Pharm Kids" How can we know what in the world is going on in t
Once again, this time last week in Michigan, the federal DEA has teamed up with recalcitrant state and local law enforcement in a bid to negate the will of the public and the law of the land. Heavily-armed state and federal lawmen...
But Moriarty's recipes include what she calls a special "magic ingredient." "I'm known for my very potent cannabutter," said the 58-year-old Moriarty. Cannabutter, she explained, is butter mixed with marijuana and is used as the main ingredient in
On Nov. 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration acted to temporarily control five chemicals commonly found in synthetic marijuana, popularity referred to as "Spice," making it illegal to sell or possess any product containing the chemicals after a 30
The Mississippi Supreme Court granted Cory Maye a new trial today (PDF), though on different grounds than the Mississippi Court of Appeals, which granted the trial based on a change of venue issue. The state’s supreme court instead ruled that Maye’s
The best method for finding narcotics that smugglers, or drug "mules," hide within their bodies is the same CT medical imaging more commonly used to spot cancer, a small study by Swiss researchers suggests. CT scans were far more accurate at detectin
With authorities closing in to seize 2,400 marijuana plants on John Boone's farm 2 years ago, the legendary Kentucky outlaw vanished like a puff of smoke. The prolific grower has been dodging the law ever since, his folk-hero status growing with ever
"Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner Harmonica." - ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Under the Orwellian standards governing federal "civil asset forfeiture," Tebeau's property has already been found "guilty" of involvement in a crime. The agencies that seized it will be permitted to keep and divide it among themselves...
Cracking down on fake pot, the government began emergency action to outlaw 5 chemicals used in herbal blends to make synthetic marijuana. They're sold in drug paraphernalia shops and on the Internet to a burgeoning market of teens and young adults.
Potheads who’ve found the grass is greener under the state’s mellowed-out marijuana law have racked up as much as $64,500 in unpaid fines in Boston alone, thumbing their noses at hundreds of citations that cops have written up, but authorities are po
A sharply-divided federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that police can't use GPS to track a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, rejecting a bid by the Justice Department to have the life sentence of a convicted drug dealer reinstated.
“I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military,” he said. “Any means that we can [use] to run these people off our border and to save Americans’ lives, we need to be engaged in.”
Those fighting for drug policy reform are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose President Barack Obama's nominee for DEA administrator. Michelle Leonhart has been the interim administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for three year
Police in the New Zealand capital of Wellington were weighing charges Friday against a group of pro-cannabis protesters who invaded the cop-shop with a cart full of burning marijuana, according to a report from the scene.
Why did California's ballot measure to tax and regulate cannabis fail? The taxes and regulations, of course.
Arizona appears on the verge of finally getting a law that will allow patients to obtain marijuana legally. Figures released late Friday show Proposition 203 ahead by 4,421 votes out of more than 1.6 million cast. Maricopa County Recorder Helen
The ACLU filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a couple whose newborn baby was kidnapped by Lawrence County Children and Youth Services because her mother recklessly consumed an "everything" bagel from Dunkin' Donuts the day before the birth. Jam
When the state of Texas licensed him as a peyote distributor in 1990, Mauro Morales put a sign in his front yard with his name and phone number: "Peyote Dealer. Buy or Sell Peyote." His neighbors balked, saying calling so much attention to his tra
On Friday night, dozens of workers at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office were processing and counting the remain ballots.
American authorities sent David C. Headley, a small-time drug dealer and sometime informant, to work for them in Pakistan months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, despite a warning that he sympathized with radical Islamic groups. Not long after Mr.
The so-called Proposition 19 -- one of a series of referendums held at the same time as mid-term polls -- were rejected by 57 percent against 43 percent in favor, said CNN, while Fox News and the LA Times also forecast a No vote. Growing and selli
In a footnote to a tragic mistake, the CIA revealed Monday that 16 retired and current officers were given administrative punishments for their role in Peru’s 2001 shootdown of a plane that killed two innocent Americans from Muskegon. American mis
Alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed. Scientists rated alcohol the most harmful overall and almost three times as harmful as cocaine or tobacco.
The White House is opposed to California's Proposition 19 -- but really doesn't want to talk about it.
Rather understandably, the cops said "Chingao esto cago!!" (F**k this s**t)