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Failed Drug War & Inequal Justice

This hasn't worked for decades. It's cost trillions of dollars that could have been used for so much. It has resulted in mass incarceration and disrupted lives. It's been terrorism against the people. It hasn't changed. But something had better. The people demand it.


Failed Drug War & Inequal Justice

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Salem-News.com While sensible regulations and oversight of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is an honorable goal, SB 936 simply goes too far, costing too many patients their medicine and putting too much of a burden on medical providers.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Rights at Risk with SB936

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Russ Belville Portland NORML Director Testifies In Salem, OR - a hearing on SB936 & HB3400, bills that would, among other things, restrict medical marijuana grows within residential area to just twelve plants.

Portland NORML Director Testifies In Salem

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▶ Report: U.S. Soldiers, Contractors Sexually Abused 54 Children in ColombiaTop U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, March 27, 2015

US Troops Fighting Drugs in Colombia Raped Dozens of Girls--And Got Away With It | Alternet

US Troops Fighting Drugs in Colombia Raped Dozens of Girls--And Got Away With It

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The Myth of the Demon Drug | Alternet

The Myth of the Demon Drug

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Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think | Alternet

Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

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Whoops: Indiana’s Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act Opens the Door For the First Church of Cannabis | Alternet

Whoops: Indiana’s Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act Opens the Door For the First Church of Cannabis

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The Florida Legislature is making a serious mistake by refusing to take up legislation that would legalize medical marijuana.

Editorial: Florida Legislature foolish to ignore medical marijuana

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Absurd Fourth Circuit ruling embodies everything that’s wrong with drug raids - Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces."

Absurd Fourth Circuit ruling embodies everything that’s wrong with drug raids

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The 4th Amendment Is Another Victim of the Drug War | Cato @ Liberty

The 4th Amendment Is Another Victim of the Drug War

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Stoner life

Federal Agency Issues Report on Cartel-Funded DEA “Sex Parties”

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The First Trailer for Dope Will Put You in the Perfect Mood for This Sundance Hit

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Barack Obama, Wire Fan in Chief, Finally Got to Interview David Simon

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HAHAHA, marijuana.

“I’m proud to say that my kids’ friends invite me to their parties, because I never judge. I sat down my kids early and told them: ‘It’s OK to get stoned. Just don’t be a stoner. Because stoners are boring.’ And I told them to talk to me first before they smoke, because I’ll get them the good pot. And now that they’re older, they get me even better pot!”

9 Reasons We Should Never, Never, Never, Ever Legalize Marijuana - Mic

9 Reasons Why No State Should Ever Legalize Marijuana

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Great article on the reality of medical marijuana, life behind scenes of a dispensary, and stupid laws. Northern California owner: It's "quite different from the view from the outside looking in."

What It's Like to Own and Run a Flourishing Marijuana Dispensary

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Why Police Are So Good at Busting Pot Smokers and So Bad at Keeping Women from Getting Murdered | Alternet

Why Police Are So Good at Busting Pot Smokers and So Bad at Keeping Women from Getting Murdered

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Obama's Poll-Following Marijuana Metamorphosis: Obama’s use of drug-policy terminology is pretty sloppy, or maybe just slippery. A few years ago, he eschewed decriminalization, apparently because he worried that the word would scare people. Now he uses it as a reassuring synonym for full legalization. That suggests how far public opinion has moved and how careful Obama is not to get ahead of it. He has not seemed to grasp the serious medical aspect of marijuana.

Obama's Poll-Following Marijuana Metamorphosis

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In an interview with Vice News this week, President Obama suggested that removing marijuana from the list of federally prohibited substances would represent “progress.” At the same time, he made it clear he's in no hurry to see that happen. “Young people,” he said, “I understand this is important to youth but shouldn't be the top priority

Obama's Poll-Following Marijuana Metamorphosis

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Mar 18, 2015 David E. Bass - News Conference on Texas HB 3785 and Companion SB 1839 bill on 3-17-2015 Comprehensive Medical Cannabis Bill: David E. Bass - News Conference on Texas HB 3785 - YouTube

David E. Bass - News Conference on Texas HB 3785

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The fight against legal marijuana is about big money, not public health. This article was written by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's December 2014.

Who's Really Fighting Legal Marijuana? Big Tobacco, Big Pharma and Big Booze - US News

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"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress." Martin Luther King, Jr.