Browsing All posts tagged under »California«

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

April 15, 2017


Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana […]

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, California Pioneers Rot in Federal Prison

April 14, 2016


Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes opened a dispensary in Modesto. Now they’re doing 20 years in federal prison. Their families want them home. By Angela Bacca / AlterNet April 13, 2016 Behind the headlines about President Obama’s historic visit to federal prisons and highly publicized releases of non-violent drug offenders, the numbers tell a different […]

The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

November 27, 2015


By Christopher Ingraham November 27 at 12:46 PM The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked […]