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Oregon Decriminalizes Cocaine, Meth, Heroin And More By
Oregon’s state legislature just reduced penalties for drug possession in a bill also intended to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. H.B. 2355 passed both the House and Senate last week and reduces possession of...
War On Drugs Killed More People In 2016 Than US Troops Killed In Vietnam War By
For the first time in U.S. History, more Americans died in 2016 of drug overdoses than were killed in the Vietnam War. Let that sink in. Last year’s death toll in the War on Drugs was 59,000 killed, while during the entire Vietnam War, 1955 to 1975, 58,220 American service...
Two Years On, Bolivia’s President Says No Regrets Over Expelling DEA By
President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. military base allowed Bolivia to recover economic and political sovereignty. “I do not regret the decision about the DEA and the military base,” the president said...
Congress Agrees To Give Jeff Sessions $0 To Wage War On Medical Marijuana By
The war on drugs is such an abysmal failure that even the lawmakers who have funded it for decades are drawing a line in the sand. Multiple bills in Congress have cropped up in recent months aiming to protect medical marijuana and reschedule cannabis, if not legalize it...
Albuquerque Police Manufacturing Crack For Use In Undercover Stings By
(REPORT) — One of the worst tactics made commonplace by the US’ “War on Drugs” has been the so-called “reverse buy-bust” operations where police sell illegal drugs to people while undercover and then arrest them for the possession of that very same substance....
DEA Reverses Kratom Ban In Stunning Victory Against War On Drugs By
In a stunning reversal, the DEA has withdrawn its proposal to ban kratom and temporarily suspended efforts to make it a Schedule 1 drug. The move comes after an impassioned Internet-based protest by a decentralized network of advocates and activists who contend the southeast...
American Legion Asks Congress To Reschedule Cannabis As Vets Continue To Suffer Under War On Drugs By
AUSTIN, Texas — The American Legion has called on the U.S. government to reconsider its stance on medical cannabis in order to benefit some of the millions of veterans the organization represents. With a membership of about 2.4 million veterans, the Legion’s become...
Drug Maker Fueling Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic Is Lobbying to Keep Weed Illegal By
(ANTIMEDIA) In 2016, cannabis is still illegal in many parts of the country, and pharmaceutical giant Insys Therapeutics Inc., a manufacturer of fentanyl, just demonstrated much of the reason why. Arizona is currently gearing up to vote on legalizing recreational cannabis....
US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade By
MINNEAPOLIS — The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think. And this became full front and center when the U.S.-led global crusades overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their...
‘No Field Test Is Fail Safe’: Meet the Chemist Behind Houston’s Police Drug Kits By
In 1973, L.J. Scott, Jr., was a chemist at the recently created Drug Enforcement Agency, hard at work on a critical breakthrough: a chemical mixture that could identify the presence of cocaine. The trafficking and use of the drug was exploding, and federal and local authorities...