Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process
By: Peter Van Buren at FDL

"... DEA seems to be the center of the NSA distribution network, as the program originally started as a way to bust foreign drug dealers before it metastasized into the currrent tool for broadly evading the Bill of Rights. ..."

"How widespread domestically is the practice of parallel construction? No one knows."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dr. Kevin Sabet vs. Judge James P. Gray Resolved: 
“Legalizing marijuana saves money and lives.”

Held Wednesday, July 16th at 12:45pm ET | Colorado School of Mines | Golden, Colorado

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Daniel Chong is the entirely predictable result of dehumanizing drug offenders

 By Radley Balko at The Washington Post

“Drug people are the very vermin of humanity.”
– Myles Ambrose, director of the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement during the Nixon Administration.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

By Radley Balko at CATO Institute


Americans have long maintained that a man's home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing.


 Botched Paramilitary Police Raids


Meet Jason Westcott, your latest, needless, inexcusable drug war casualty

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Raid at Denver pot club raises questions about where adults can legally smoke

 By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press-AP NewsBreak - US New&World Report

 A police raid at an Amsterdam-style cannabis lounge in Denver has triggered a debate over where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption — but not in public.   ...

Despite Science, New Medical Cannabis Laws Prohibit Smoked Cannabis

 Smoking bans are not backed by scientific research and they serve to proliferate a black market.

  By Angela Bacca at AlterNet

 “The law is based on politics, not on what is actually [scientifically] shown,” says Dr. Marcu.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pot researcher abruptly fired by University of Arizona

by Evan Halper 

 “What happened here is the repression of science for political purposes,” said Rick Doblin, president of of the psychedelic studies association. “It is astonishing in this day and age."