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Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

February 19, 2017

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Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. Dubbed a "Walk for Life" prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the gathering came just days after the […]

Legal Marijuana Poses a Problem for Gun Buyers

November 15, 2016

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Firearm purchases by drug users are prohibited by federal law; Alaska Republican is taken aback By Gary Fields and Kristina Peterson Updated Nov. 14, 2016 6:04 p.m. ET 37 COMMENTS Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband and sons ordered her a new Benelli 12-gauge shotgun as a gift, but when the Alaska Republican—and enthusiastic duck hunter—went to […]

The DEA is accepting comments on the rescheduling of Kratom into Schedule I until December 1st…The time to comment is NOW!

November 2, 2016

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Due to be published in the “Federal Register” on August 31st, 2016 is the DEA’s “Intent to reschedule” the opioids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine  These are the “ingredients” of the plant Kratom and they are placing it into schedule I using the “temporary scheduling provisions” of the Controlled Substances Act.  LINK     Speak now or […]

Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use…

October 13, 2016

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  Summary   Neal Scott may die in prison. A 49-year-old Black man from New Orleans, Neal had cycled in and out of prison for drug possession over a number of years. He said he was never offered treatment for his drug dependence; instead, the criminal justice system gave him time behind bars and felony […]

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

September 14, 2016

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those […]

Ex-judge urges Obama to commute harsh sentence he was forced to give

February 12, 2016

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A former federal judge in Utah is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence for Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was jailed in 2004. Pictured: In this Nov. 15, 2005 file photo, members of Safer Choice stand in protest at a Denver federal courthouse, where the court was hearing an appeal of Angelos’ […]

Kevin Sabet Is The Marijuana Movement’s Biggest Threat, But Can He Really Stop ‘Big Pot’?

December 9, 2015

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By Joel Warner @joelmwarner j.warner@ibtimes.com on December 09 2015 8:02 AM EST BETHESDA, Maryland — Kevin Sabet, the man Salon called the quarterback of the new anti-drug movement, the guy Rolling Stone labeled the No. 1 enemy of marijuana legalization, the 36-year-old political wunderkind whom High Times has declared the devil himself, takes the stage […]