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Marijuana Legalization

Tuesday: Congressional Briefing On Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

On Tuesday afternoon, there will be a Congressional briefing on Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), a highly successful pre-booking diversion program. The briefing will take place on Tuesday June 20, at 1230pm at SVC 209-08. Lunch will be served. Senator Capito (R-WV) and Senator Warren (D-MA) will offer remarks, and […]

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Marijuana Legalization

The Drug Policy Alliance Statement On The Acquittal Of Officer Yanez

Friday, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, an African American man, during a traffic stop. In an incident that shocked the nation, Mr. Castile’s girlfriend live-streamed the moments following the shooting on Facebook while sitting in the car along […]

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Medical Marijuana

Senate And House Reintroduce Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Bill

A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced the CARERS Act. The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), Gillibrand (D-NY), Lee (R-UT), Franken (D-MN), and Murkowski (R-AK). The House companion was reintroduced by Rep Young (R-AK) and Rep Cohen (D-TN). “As medical marijuana comes under attack […]

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Medical Marijuana

24 Ways To Reduce Opioid Overdoses And Addiction

By Phillip Smith Drugs, mainly opioids, are killing Americans at a record rate. The number of drug overdose deaths in the country quadrupled between 1999 and 2010 — and compared to the numbers we’re seeing now, those were the good old days. Some 30,000 people died of drug overdoses in […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Must Be Part Of Solution To Opioid Crisis

NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) released the following statement regarding the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis first meeting on June 16. Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director said: “Tens of thousands of lives have been adversely impacted by the nation’s opioid epidemic. […]

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Cannabis Activism

Craig Cesal: Another Father’s Day Lost

Another Hallmark Holiday Ruined By The Drug War Instead of writing about what dad wants for this coming Father’s Day, I would like to write about what one father in particular wants, and that’s freedom. I’ve been writing about Craig’s story for a long time, and the fact that I […]

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Medical Marijuana

New York Needs To Add PTSD To The State Medical Marijuana Program

Ask your state senator to make sure the medical cannabis/ PTSD bill passes before the Senate adjourns! Of the 29 states with medical marijuana programs, New York is one of only three that denies patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) this treatment option. With the Legislature expected to adjourn […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Cannabis Businessman Indicted in Smuggling Operation

Scott Pack, a Colorado marijuana entrepreneur with 14 cannabis business licenses, has been indicted along with a former Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division officer Renee Rayton and as many as 19 others. The operation is believed to have illegally transferred millions of dollars of cannabis over state lines. The investigation resulted […]