Raid Victims Seek $600,000+ in Compensation from County. 88 Things That Are Much Better When You're High. These maps show how likely you are to get arrested for smoking weed. States completely differ in their approaches to marijuana: some arrest thousands of people each year, while others barely arrest anyone at all.
Some of the most solidly blue states — New York, Illinois, and Maryland — make the most arrests each year, along with deep-red Louisiana and Mississippi, according to a compilation of federal data from Addiction-Treatment.com. Map by Addiction-Treatment.com Even when controlling for how many marijuana users reportedly live within a state, arrests remained high in New York, Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Now, these arrests don't always lead to jail and prison time.
Estimates put only 40,000 people for marijuana in state and federal prisons, and many of those were involved with trafficking, not just possession. 5 Pro-Pot Myths That Must Be Busted. Here at HIGH TIMES, we want marijuana legalization more than just about anyone.
We also know the cannabis plant is a remarkable species that is so beneficial to mankind in so many ways it's hard to count. But even though we know there have been conspiracies and lies designed to keep marijuana illegal, we do ourselves no favors by spreading our own conspiracies and untruths. Worldtruth. It’s been observed that even former smokers who quit years ago have traces of lung damage.
Even if one has never smoked, second hand cigarette smoke, industrial pollution, vehicular exhaust fumes and now chemtrails with downward drifting heavy metal nano-particles all contribute to some level of lung damage for almost everyone. So whether you once smoked or never puffed on chemical-laden, radioactive (from the fertilizer) tobacco, detoxing and regenerating lung tissue may still be appropriate for you. Weed Is About to Be Decriminalized in Our Nation's Capital. GOP Rep.
John Mica assuring himself a place in the history books. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Debates about drug legalization tend to take place in exotic places like Uruguay and the state of Colorado that US political elites in Washington, DC, can dismiss as far away dens of nefarious hedonism. So it hit a bit closer to home a few weeks ago when the local city council voted overwhelmingly to decriminalize pot in the streets of DC, raising the specter (in the most paranoid minds, at least) of choom gangs harassing lawmakers as they make their way between Capitol Hill and swanky parties with corporate lobbyists. Marijuana Troubles in Colorado. It’s been a bad couple weeks for Colorado’s burgeoning pot industry.
A small explosion in a marijuana growing facility capped off a number of recent incidents. These included harsh criticism from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Nebraska police demanding compensation for increased cross-border arrests, fourth graders busted selling pot and, most troubling, safety concerns about marijuana edibles after two deaths were tied to ingesting the products. Some of the news is worse than others in the case of Governor Chris Christie, his strong rebuke of Colorado’s new laws may be a net loss for his state, at least in terms of publicity.
Addressing the changing laws, Christie said on a radio show, “To me, it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey and there’s no tax revenue that’s worth that.” In Nebraska, state police and government officials have been grumbling about the cost of living next to a state with legalized pot. Like this: The black/white marijuana arrest gap, in nine charts. As you're probably aware, black Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more frequently than whites.
You may also know that there's not much evidence that black people consume marijuana with greater regularity than whites do. But the extent of the disparity between the rate of arrest and the rate of use for white and black Americans may surprise you. The ACLU has an absurdly comprehensive new report tracking marijuana possession arrests for blacks and whites at the national, state and county level. View a Hearing or Meeting. » Aggressive California U.S. Attorney Says She’ll Keep Prosecuting On Marijuana. By Nicole Flatow "Aggressive California U.S.
Marijuana laws done right. The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana.
It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal for adults. The policy memo issued to U.S. attorneys across the nation says that the federal government will not interfere with state laws allowing the medical or adult use of marijuana, as long as those states follow certain guidelines in their regulation of the product. 93% say Dr. Gupta is right about marijuana. How about you? DEA / Drug Scheduling. Drug Schedules Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.
The abuse rate is a determinate factor in the scheduling of the drug; for example, Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous class of drugs with a high potential for abuse and potentially severe psychological and/or physical dependence. As the drug schedule changes-- Schedule II, Schedule III, etc., so does the abuse potential-- Schedule V drugs represents the least potential for abuse. A Listing of drugs and their schedule are located at Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Scheduling or CSA Scheduling by Alphabetical Order.
These lists describes the basic or parent chemical and do not necessarily describe the salts, isomers and salts of isomers, esters, ethers and derivatives which may also be classified as controlled substances. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Reporting. Federal Government Hypocrites Need to Wake Up on Marijuana Legalization. The Political Garbage Chute. Commentary Published on May 10th, 2013 | by James Schlarmann EmailShare President Obama’s assault on vice law sanity is ramping up here in California again.
Despite recent polls that show a growing majority of Americans would be totally fine with pot being legalized, taxed and regulated like tobacco and alcohol, the Obama White House has been once again sending letters to California pot dispensaries threatening them with closure and imprisonment. Who Orchestrated the Prohibition of Marijuana? July 25, 2013 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Cannabis as medicine in tincture form reached its peak popularity in the U.S. in about the year 1900. Because the active ingredients had not been identified, potency varied widely from batch to batch, and over time doctors became reluctant to prescribe it. Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state — where possession is legal. Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state — where possession is legal Federal agents raided several medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday in Washington — a state which just decriminalized the drug last year. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle office confirmed in a brief statement that "several search warrants were executed today involving marijuana storefronts" in the Puget Sound region around Seattle. It gave no further details, and the number of raids remained unclear Wednesday evening.
One of the dispensaries was the Bayside Collective in Olympia, the state capital, where seven government vehicles converged Wednesday morning. Decade-Long Scientific Studies: Medical Marijuana Works. Next time someone tells you “There’s no reliable research” on medical marijuana, call BS. The results are in. Medical marijuana works. In a landmark report to the Legislature, the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced in 2010 that its studies have shown marijuana to have therapeutic value. Most Docs OK With Medical Marijuana: Survey. Majority would give a prescription to an advanced cancer patient in pain Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in.
WebMD News from HealthDay. Medical marijuana bill passes Oregon house, now goes to governor. Huffington Post. Illinois Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill 35-21. On May 17, exactly one month after the same action by the Illinois House, the Illinois Senate voted 35-21 to pass House Bill 1, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, sending the bill to Governor Quinn’s desk to be signed into law. This comprehensive program represents a significant step forward for Illinois as the General Assembly more generally considers amending its policies regarding cannabis in line with many other states throughout the country. If this bill becomes law, Illinois will be the 20th state (plus D.C.) to allow for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in some circumstances. Illinois NORML supports House Bill 1 because it legally protects patients and their doctor’s right to choose the best course of treatment for each individual situation.
If signed into law, this bill would create a medical cannabis system regulated by the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Illinois: Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Bill, Governor Urged to Sign Into Law. Illinois: Lieutenant Governor Supports Medical Marijuana Bill. By Steve Elliott Hemp News. Colorado Governor Signs Amendment 64 Proclamation, Creates Task Force. Gov. Six Ways Colorado Will Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. Legalizing Marijuana CA: Proposition 19. California Marijuana Cultivation Laws. We live in a time when everybody is telling us to "Go Green" and plant backyard gardens like the President.
CA Senate Approves Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana Shops. My California Cannabis - News about California medical cannabis patients, collectives, marijuana laws and marijuana legalization. Local Medical Marijuana Guidelines. Cannabis guidelines adopted by Cities. Clearlake City Council approves first reading of proposed medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. Bill introduced to crack down on environmentally devastating trespass marijuana cultivation operations. Cannabis. Marijuana Policy Project - Home. Cannabis (marijuana) Vegitative growth. Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment. Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?
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