Voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures last November that would tax and regulate cannabis. On August 29, the Department of Justice announced, “Based on assurances that those states will impose an appropriately strict regulatory system, t
broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn't want to give up the fight.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the legalization of cannabis in both Washington and Colorado will be uninhibited by federal interference, a massive overturn of decades of U.S. drug war policy.
In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration began giving states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new laws permitting recreational use.
Funding crime labs through court-assessed fees creates another channel for bias to enter crime lab analyses. In jurisdictions with this practice the crime lab receives a sum of money for each conviction of a given type.
We continue with our two part series with LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) on The Attorney For Freedom Show with special guest Norm Stamper of LEAP.
Dookhan has been indicted on 27 charges including fabricating test results and tampering with drug evidence. Dookhan test a few samples but then list them all positive, and would take cocaine from another sample and add to a sample that tested negati
Even though some US states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, the Drug Enforcement Administration has ordered all security and armored vehicle companies to stop servicing legal cannabis dispensaries.
A three-nation investigation led to one of the biggest seizures of synthetic drugs in Europe, a haul of products to create Ecstasy pills with a street value of 1.3 billion euros ($1.75 billion), the Belgian prosecutor's office said Friday.
Coulter was at the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys when he decided to take a picture. He landed his beer to his 15 -year-old son and was taking the picture when undercover officers with the Arizona Dept of Liquor Licenses
Peter Christ co-founder of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) is our guest today. Attorney Marc J. Victor and Mike Wasdin put Peter to the test on libertarian philosophy and freedom issues.
California's second highest court made it easier for police to forcibly draw blood from motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision in 7 Alameda County cases brought before the Superior C
The real question for police decision makers, be they police chiefs or politicians is whether you want more marijuana smoking and less murder, rape, assault, robbery and burglary, or less marijuana smoking and more murder, rape, assault,
The story of Alfred Anaya doesn’t stop at the point of his facilitating drug dealing, but with his refusal, after being caught in a sting, to become a DEA rat. For that, the full weight of the government fell hard on him, as a co-conspirator
Eric Holder's decision to be more lenient on minor drug crimes is a smart move.
Most parents in the United States try their hardest to keep their kids from using marijuana. But not little Charlotte Figi's mother. The 6-year-old from Colorado has Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, which causes debilitating seizures.
Attorney General Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted of low-level offenses to drug treatment
there is a lucrative and successful use of the NSA’s collection of all communications – the Drug War. A secretive unit of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Special Operations Division (SOD) has been working with the NSA and its
It takes a lot of courage to admit when you were wrong. It takes even more courage if you were very outspoken when you were wrong. On August 8, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, wrote an article for CNN.com which states, “Over
3 bills soon to be voted on by the NYC City Council, the definition of “tobacco products” would be changed to include e-cigarettes and related components, parts and accessories. The display of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco would be
A 350-word entry in the Internal Revenue Manual instructed agents of the U.S. tax agency to omit any reference to tips supplied by the DEA's Special Operations Division, especially from affidavits, court proceedings or investigative files.
Latin America is headed towards the decriminalization of drug possession for personal consumption, according to experts and officials who took part in a regional conference in Buenos Aires.
A secretive Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of A
Last week, federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a series of medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state. Marijuana and employee cell phones were apparently the intended targets of the raid.
After being questioned briefly at the DEA facility in San Diego, he was told he would be released. But, for reasons that remain unclear, he was left for five days in a 5-by-10-foot windowless room without food, water or toilet facilities.
This small Latin American country is now on the forefront of global drug policy reform
Retired police Capt. Peter Christ is about to make more sense about the War on Drugs than anyone you've ever heard in the past. His basic premise is that we need to legalize drugs, but if you're skeptical, just give him a few minutes to convince you.
If you aren't doing anything wrong . . . we'll make sure that you are.
During a July 9 traffic stop in Meridian, Mississippi, police found $360,000 stashed in a secret compartment in the car. Though that’s perhaps an eyebrow-raising amount of money, readers might notice something odd—the driver was let go
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in the first major blow against an organized crime leader ....