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Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

At an event over the weekend, Kansas State Representative Steve Alfond (R) defended the continuation of marijuana prohibition by reverting to the kind of overtly racist rhetoric originally deployed by Henry Anslinger when this failed policy was first implemented.

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Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

At an event over the weekend, Kansas State Representative Steve Alfond (R) defended the continuation of marijuana prohibition by reverting to the kind of overtly racist rhetoric originally deployed by Henry Anslinger when this failed policy was first implemented.

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Arrested Hawaii Medical Marijuana Collective Owner Launches Fundraising Campaign

December 4, 2015
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Big Island man Mike Ruggles launched a crowdfunding campaign this week to help pay for legal fees after being arrested for opening Hawaii’s first medical marijuana collective. Ruggles says this is an opportunity to help set legal precedence to establish medical marijuana collectives in Hawaii. Ruggles had opened the Alternative Pain Management Pu’uhonua Collective...

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US Marijuana Arrests Remain Largely Unchanged in 2012

US Marijuana Arrests Remain Largely Unchanged in 2012

The FBI released their crime and arrest statistics for 2012 today and, despite the fact that a majority of Americans believe that marijuana should be legalized, the total marijuana related arrests in the United States is largely unchanged year over year. In 2012, marijuana arrests as a percentage of all drug arrests dipped very...

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Reefer Madness: Law Enforcement Targets Marijuana Activists in Philadelphia

Reefer Madness: Law Enforcement Targets Marijuana Activists in Philadelphia

On May 18th, The Panic Hour and PhillyNORML held “Smoke Down Prohibition V” in a free speech zone near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA. As the name suggests, this was the fifth such event they had organized. The previous four were well attended, with hundreds of legalization advocates attending and peacefully demonstrating against...

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Cop Car Crusher Roger Pion Out Of Jail With No Regrets

September 1, 2012
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Roger Pion, the self-employed Vermont farmer who rolled a 20,000 pound tractor over seven police cars in early August, was released August 30 after four weeks in jail.  Asked by a Fox 44 news reporter if he had any regrets, the taciturn Pion said, “No.” Pion (pronounced PEE-on) has become something of an internet folk...

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