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California’s New Medical Marijuana Regulations Could Exclude Pot Felons

The newfound regulations attached to California’s nearly two-decade-old medical marijuana industry could keep former victims of the drug war from being allowed to contribute to productive society.  

Hundreds of Local Cops Are Requesting Armored Trucks To Fight War on Weed

Although law enforcement agencies have defended their use of combat equipment—citing hostage situations, terrorist attacks and mass shootings—a recent investigation by Mother Jones found that most cops aren't putting those answers on their r...

Radical Rant: Whether Sandra Bland Had Marijuana in Her System Doesn't Excuse Her Arrest

I’ve been reporting on too many instances of police abuse of citizens to believe their version of events. Why did Sandra Bland have access to an industrial sized garbage can and its liner in her cell to allegedly hang herself with? I’ve been to jail; they take...

Watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums

John Oliver delivered a brilliant, impassioned, and improbably funny look at mandatory minimum sentences on this week’s Last Week Tonight, building a case to repeal the laws with a look at the beginning of anti-drug hysteria in the ‘80s. He aired cli...

White House Confession: The War on Weed Is Racist

As more Americans learn that the origins of the War on Drugs are rooted in racism and are not necessarily in place to protect the interest of public safety, it appears the White House has decided to come clean—admitting that pot prohibition perpetuates the same leve...



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