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What's on MPR News today? 2/15/18 - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 - 7:13 am

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

What's on MPR News today? 2/15/18
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Guests: Brandon Soderberg Managing editor and news editor, Baltimore Beat; Neill Franklin Executive director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), retired major, Maryland State Police Department; Michael Wood Jr., former Baltimore police officer ...

Drug abuse is a crime issue, not a health issue - The Conservative Woman

Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm

The Conservative Woman

Drug abuse is a crime issue, not a health issue
The Conservative Woman
Hardly surprising that the Commissioner should come to such radical conclusions because six of the organisations contributing to the meeting had already publicly dedicated themselves to liberalising UK drug laws (Transform, Law Enforcement against ...

Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal? - ProCon.org

Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm

Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?
ProCon.org
Howard Wooldridge, a former police detective from Michigan who co-founded LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), said, "Marijuana prohibition is a horrible waste of good police time. Every hour spent looking for pot reduces public safety." [169 ...

Green Rush Blues -- California Cannabis After Legalization, Part II: Black Markets Matter - AlterNet

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 - 2:09 pm

AlterNet

Green Rush Blues -- California Cannabis After Legalization, Part II: Black Markets Matter
AlterNet
After she retired from the force, Goldstein became a spokeswoman for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), formerly known as Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which describes itself as “a nonprofit group of police, judges, and other law ...

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Recreational cannabis will not cause societal collapse - Sundre Roundup

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 - 2:03 am

Recreational cannabis will not cause societal collapse
Sundre Roundup
Neill Franklin, who went on to become a founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, presented some ironclad arguments and offered an important perspective in a piece by Vice called Tales From a Former Undercover Narc. Questioned on whether he ...

Votos não encarcerados por uma sentença penal - CartaCapital

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 - 1:38 pm

CartaCapital

Votos não encarcerados por uma sentença penal
CartaCapital
... pobres do que com as demais apresentadas como elegíveis, ou se seus votos são porque ele efetivamente fez algo por grande parcela da população, não vem ao caso, os votos são dele, com, sem e apesar de uma sentença criminal. Luís Carlos Valois é ...

Good riddance to the Cole Memo - Drug WarRant

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Good riddance to the Cole Memo
Drug WarRant
There's been a lot of talk about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions has eliminated the Cole Memo – an advisory document intended to reduce the focus on federal prosecutions of state-legal cannabis operations as long as a list of guidelines were ...

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From Prohibition to Progress: What We Know About Marijuana Legalization in Eight States and DC - The Daily Chronic

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - 1:30 pm

The Daily Chronic

From Prohibition to Progress: What We Know About Marijuana Legalization in Eight States and DC
The Daily Chronic
From Prohibition to Progress finds that states are saving money and protecting the public by comprehensively regulating marijuana for adult use. There have been dramatic decreases in marijuana arrests and convictions, saving states millions of dollars ...

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Federal Marijuana Justice Act Filed in House - The Daily Chronic

Fri, Jan 19, 2018 - 7:33 pm

The Daily Chronic

Federal Marijuana Justice Act Filed in House
The Daily Chronic
WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Sessions' announcement earlier this month that he was rescinding Obama-era guidance to federal prosecutors to generally leave law-abiding marijuana operations alone in states where it is legal has paradoxically had ...
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Congress: Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Stop Sessions from Cracking Down on Marijuana - The Daily Chronic

Sun, Jan 14, 2018 - 6:15 pm

The Daily Chronic

Congress: Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Stop Sessions from Cracking Down on Marijuana
The Daily Chronic
WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, bi-partisan Congressional Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those ...

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New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation - The Daily Chronic

Thu, Jan 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm

The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation
The Daily Chronic
CONCORD, NH — In a direct rebuke to the bluster coming from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 207 to 139 on Tuesday in favor of a measure that would legalize the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of ...
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Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S. - Gallup NewsGallup News

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America Declares War on Jeff Sessions' Threatened War on Marijuana - The Daily Chronic

Tue, Jan 9, 2018 - 9:30 am

The Daily Chronic

America Declares War on Jeff Sessions' Threatened War on Marijuana
The Daily Chronic
With his announcement that he is freeing federal prosecutors to go after marijuana operations in states where it is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has excited strong bipartisan opposition — splitting the Republicans, providing a potential ...

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Sobre indultos e bundas, por Luís Carlos Valois - Jornal GGN

Tue, Jan 9, 2018 - 4:52 am

Jornal GGN

Sobre indultos e bundas, por Luís Carlos Valois
Jornal GGN
... muito menos no presidente como legítimo titular de um poder soberano. Em outras palavras, o presidente está nu, as instituições nuas, a sociedade nua, e uma bunda à mostra a mais outra a menos não tem importância nenhuma, cada um que cuide da sua ...

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Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay? - Leafly

Wed, Jan 3, 2018 - 2:26 pm

Leafly

Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay?
Leafly
So in 2002, along with a handful of other ex-police officers, he formed Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) on a shoestring. Modeled on Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the organization believes that those who've seen the damage and futility of ...

NORML Chapters Energized and Organized for 2018 Lobby Days - The Daily Chronic

Tue, Jan 2, 2018 - 12:26 pm

The Daily Chronic

NORML Chapters Energized and Organized for 2018 Lobby Days
The Daily Chronic
As support for marijuana legalization in America reaches an all-time high, NORML chapters are hoping to tap into the energy and enthusiasm of their most ardent supporters for their 2018 lobby days. According to the most recent nationwide polling data ...

2017: A NORML Year in America - The Daily Chronic

Sun, Dec 31, 2017 - 10:33 am

The Daily Chronic

2017: A NORML Year in America
The Daily Chronic
In the wake of landmark cannabis victories in 2016, there was much momentum to build upon when state legislatures opened up at the beginning of 2017. With NORML chapters in nearly all 50 states, activists took the fight to the halls of state capitals ...

A tale of two approaches to legalization - Drug WarRant

Sun, Dec 24, 2017 - 1:56 am

A tale of two approaches to legalization
Drug WarRant
In September 2011, Conservative MP and former OPP commissioner Julian Fantino stood in the House of Commons to urge MPs to vote for the Conservatives' Safe Streets and Communities Act, which, among other things, increased mandatory minimum sentences ...

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana - The Daily Chronic

Sat, Dec 23, 2017 - 2:35 pm

The Daily Chronic

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana
The Daily Chronic
WASHINGTON, DC — A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic ...

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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels - The Daily Chronic

Sat, Dec 23, 2017 - 2:32 pm

The Daily Chronic

Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels
The Daily Chronic
ANN ARBOR, MI — Self-reported rates of past year marijuana use by teens increased 1.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, but remain well below past years' levels, according to survey data released by the University of Michigan's annual Monitoring the Future ...

SCPD to Cosponsor MLK Event - Questions for Chief Mills - SF Bay Area Indymedia

Thu, Dec 21, 2017 - 2:18 pm

SCPD to Cosponsor MLK Event - Questions for Chief Mills
SF Bay Area Indymedia
Will you join Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and advocate for addressing drug addiction as a public health problem? Another intersection of racism with law enforcement is racial profiling in police stops. I've lived in Santa Cruz for sixteen years ...

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