Feds In California Ignore State Legalization But Still Prosecute Using State Courts

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In California and other legal states, you can still be busted for cannabis in federally-controlled areas like national parks under federal prohibition, but they still rely on state laws and courts to make those prosecutions.   This one is kind of hard to get your head around. As I mentioned recently, just because a state […]

From Policy Maker to Corporate Profits: Colorado’s Regulation Leaders Go Private

Some of Colorado’s most powerful cannabis regulators are leaving to start a private consulting firm, which brings up some big ethical questions.   Let’s say that I was in charge of laws regarding cotton candy. For years I helped decide the allowable types of cotton candy, it’s production, sales and consumption – as well as […]

Maryland Police Chief Blames Cannabis for Increased Murders Instead of Bad Laws

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Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski says that decriminalization of marijuana has led to rising murder rates over the past three years, but marijuana has not even been decriminalized in Maryland.   Once again a prohibitionists is cannibalizing human tragedy and ignoring the facts to opportunistically push a profitable but inhumane agenda. From NBC […]

Rhode Island Becomes Seventh State To Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

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On January 1st, 2017 a new law made Rhode Island the most recent state to allow industrial hemp farming despite federal restrictions.   A chief reason that cannabis was prohibited in the first place was to protect special business interests that were threatened by the ease, availability and versatility of its non-psychoactive counterpart – hemp. […]

For the People – Why Are International Laws & Corporations Deciding Drug Policy?

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Both prohibition and regulated legalization serve the interests of multi-national industrialists and United Nation proclamations.   In the United States of America we are taught all of our lives that government exists for the people, much in the same way the people of every nation are taught to regard their government. While normally I would […]