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But on November 6, citizens in Colorado and Washington became the first to approve ballot initiatives legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Their success illustrates growing tolerance and, indeed, support for a smarter approach that could change, and even save, countless lives. Now, the question is how the federal government will respond to these new state laws, since they directly conflict with existing federal restrictions on drugs. Katrina vanden Heuvel: Time to end the war on drugs
Brits Want Marijuana Reforms, Drug Policy Review According to a new Ipsos Mori poll, a majority of Britons favor either decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana and two-thirds support a comprehensive review of all the options for controlling drugs, from legalization to tougher enforcement. The poll found that 53% of those surveyed supported either decriminalization or one form or another of legalization.
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Maria Santos Gorrostieta had been stabbed, beaten and burnedShe defied Mexico's powerful drug gangs, who twice tried to gun her downShe was kidnapped in broad daylight in front of her terrified daughter The former mayor leaves behind three children By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 11:15 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 26 November 2012 Brave: Dr Maria Santos Gorrostieta has been found beaten to death at the side of a road. Maria Santos Gorrostieta 'executed' after surviving two assassination attempts
‘The Fight Over Medical Marijuana’ By Rebecca Richman Cohen The Fight Over Medical Marijuana: An Op-Doc profiles Chris Williams, a medical marijuana grower in Montana who now faces life in prison. Though the federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I Controlled Substance and bans its use for medical purposes, a growing number of states feel differently.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) adoptive seizure process and equitable sharing requests. A couple of quick notes: 1.) Of instances involving federal adoption of assets seized, 65% of reported samples [41 of the 63 examined samples] required DEA headquarter approval to adopt the seizure because the instance lacked all of the following criteria: OIG releases an audit of DEA adoptive seizure process and equitable sharing requests.
Texans can sleep more soundly at night knowing that Elisa Castillo, a grandmother and nonviolent first-time drug offender , is serving a life without parole sentence in Fort Worth. Yes, you read that right — the latest casualty of our War on Drugs is a grandmother who never even touched the drugs that sent her to prison. Though she may not look like public enemy No. 1, our persistently illogical criminal justice system has determined that this harsh punishment fits her crime. The truth, though, is that her fate was sealed, in large part because she didn't have a card to play when negotiating her sentence. Convicted in a drug-smuggling conspiracy, 56-year-old Castillo maintains that she didn't know she was being used as a pawn in a cocaine trafficking operation between Mexico and Houston. Without a Card to Play, Texas Grandma Sentenced to Life Without Parole for First-Time Drug Offense
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Feds raid four reservation smoke shops TONAWANDA RESERVATION (WIVB) - Agents seized thousands of dollars in merchandise in Thursday's early morning raids at the Tonawanda Seneca Reservation. Cigarettes in bags, counterfeit purses, and synthetic drugs all were seized from four smoke shops on the reservation. We tried finding information out from The Rez smoke shop, but as soon as we pulled in, the general manager walked out and said, "Yes, they were here, the ATF was here, but right now we're not speaking, if you want to leave your card." Fderal agents served search warrants on The Rez, ArrowHawk, Sacajawea, and Smoke Rings. From all four, DEA agents took away what they believe to be synthetic drugs. Resident DEA agent Dale Kasprzyk said, "The brand names are K-2, Spice, White Rhino, there's a variety of trademark names that they use.
"The House I Live In": New Documentary Exposes Economic, Moral Failure of U.S. War on Drugs This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: As the Republican presidential candidates challenge President Obama with competing visions for how to improve the struggling U.S. economy, a new documentary questions the amount of money this country spends on the so-called "war on drugs." Over the last 40 years, more than 45 million drug-related arrests have cost an estimated $1 trillion.
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The police had reported her arrest to the state’s child welfare hot line, and city caseworkers quickly arrived and took the children away. Her son, then 10, spent more than a week in . Her niece, who was 8 and living with her as a foster child, was placed in another home and not returned by the foster care agency for more than a year. Ms. Harris, 31, had to weather a lengthy child neglect inquiry, though she had no criminal record and had never before been investigated by the child welfare authorities, Ms. Parents’ Minor Marijuana Arrests Lead to Child Neglect Cases
Gary Johnson: Yes, It Is time for Pot Legalization, Mr. President The Web is humming with stories and discussion from the aftermath of President Obama's response to questions about drug legalization during last Thursday's YouTube forum. While his words this time around are a bit more encouraging than previous signals from the administration, I would strongly suggest that we all, including the president, cut through the platitudes and get to the truth about marijuana prohibition. If, as the president suggests, it is time for a "serious debate" about legalization, let's get to it, starting with a few questions that beg for truth: Why, with record federal deficits and states teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, are we spending billions on yet another failed Prohibition that is accomplishing nothing other than making criminals out of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens and fueling drug cartels that threaten our fundamental national security? Is it not time to try something different?
[Adam Ozimek] A recent op-ed in the New York Times by Sylvia Longmire tries to lower expectations for what legalization of marijuana could accomplish. It's all fine and good and be realistic, but I think the author oversells her pessimism. Here is her summary of the argument she is attempting to counter: "FOR a growing number of American policy makers, politicians and activists, the best answer to the spiraling violence in Mexico is to legalize the marijuana that, they argue, fuels the country's vicious cartels and smugglers. After all, according to official estimates, marijuana constitutes 60 percent of cartels' drug profits. Legalizing Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives - Megan McArdle - Business
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