The Obama administration gave banks a road map for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, a major step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve it.
Activists, pro bono super lawyers and a federal prosecutor joined forces to free a 57 year old man after serving 15 years of a 30 year prison sentence for possessing a baggie of marijuana seeds.
Ca. 2006 or earlier: Mexican Government begins crackdown on drug cartels at behest of US government. Same time period to present: DEA begins various "stings" in which it helps Sinaloa cartel smuggle drugs and money. However, while smuggling
The man accused of donning the mantle of the "Dread Pirate Roberts" to run the Silk Road online black market bazaar pleaded not guilty Friday to drug and money laundering charges.
Mujica won't win of course -- these days the prize is reserved for people like Barack Obama who make no contribution to global peace, tolerance or understanding at all, but the very fact Mujica has been nominated will send a signal with meaning and
What started with a pharmacy mistakenly giving a customer a prescription it shouldn’t have has turned into an almost year-long odyssey through the criminal justice system for an elderly Burlington couple. Retired Army veteran Robert Cirpinski, 82,
Street heroin is devastating America today.
Now here he is, trying to distance himself from his own administration's refusal to reclassify marijuana. When Tapper blocked that evasive maneuver, Obama tried another one. "There are laws undergirding those determinations," he said, implying
To understand why the United States is the most incarcerated nation in the world, all aspects of the legal system must be scrutinized. One of the least considered points of corruption is the crime lab.
Q. How long does a 48-hour hold last in drug court? A. 154 Days. At some point in every system, there is a dependency on human beings. Whenever a system depends on human beings, there is the potential for failure. Destiny Hoffman found that o
Officials say 18 people are being rounded up in New York City on allegations they sold "party packs" of cocaine and sex to high-end clients and texted clients to advertise ahead of this week's Super Bowl festivities.
Republican Representative Trey Radel, who was charged in November with buying cocaine, resigned from Congress on Monday, saying he could no longer effectively serve the people he represents in southern Florida.
Among the War on Pleasure's countless victims, they have been made to feel guilty about everything that they think, and feel, and say, and do -- and most of all, enjoy. They have been the subjects of more vicious bigotry than European Jews
Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and DEA officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true.
Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and DEA officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true. One of the groups leaders, Vincente Zambada-Niebla, claims the American government also sent military-grade
Cabanilla hopes to legalize cultivation, manufacturing and exporting of marijuana and marijuana food products in Hawaii to pay off the state’s billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities as well as make infrastructure repairs and fund public educatio
Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook is facing a nightmare after pleading guilty to buying and using heroin while on the bench. He is far better off than his supplier, Sean McGilvery who is looking at a 11 year prison term for the crime
E-cigarettes will join regular smokes and other tobacco products as forbidden in most public places in Chicago after aldermen passed a measure backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to restrict where electronic cigarettes can be used and sold.
Catapults. "Jalapeños". Dune buggies. $1 million subs. Sophisticated drug tunnels. Firetruck-sized industrial pipeline drills.
Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked for change. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. The shocking thing that happened next
DEA desperate to keep blood money flowing
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 170-162 today in favor of passing HB 492, a bill to legalize, regulate and control marijuana for adults over 21, becoming the first state legislature to approve such a bill.
I recently had the privilege of joining three jury nullification heavyweights on a panel hosted by the International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The discussion focused on how strategic jury nullification can be used to dismantle the War on Drugs.
Border Patrol agents at southern Arizona checkpoints routinely violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens with illegal searches and other actions despite the agency's mandate that stops be limited to immigration enforcement, a complaint alleg
The big banks have laundered hundreds of billions of dollars for drug cartels. See this, this, this, this, this and this (indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis). The HSBC employee who
For decades, it has been rumored the United States government was secretly sponsoring the smuggling of cocaine into the country. Federal officials have long denied such speculation, pointing out the billions of dollars spent intercepting drugs. Newly
For many years Appalachian hillfolk have had a secret: most of the strongest cannabis in the world comes from this mountainous region on the eastern coast of the United States.
An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars....
Maricopa, Arizona resident Henry Ricketts, who was released from prison two weeks ago, jumped head-first into a septic tank filled with raw sewage to rescue a two-year-old girl. Like millions of Americans, Ricketts was put into a government cage
A Connecticut man was arrested after police say he posted a YouTube video of himself giving a tour of his marijuana “garden.”