Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau of Prisons and the United State’s Sentencing Commission and published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
During an appearance in South Carolina over the weekend, Hillary Clinton endorsed amending marijuana from it’s current Schedule I classification, reserved for the most dangerous of drugs, to Schedule II, a lesser classification intended for drugs that have recognized medical applications but also have a high potential for abuse and severe psychological or physical dependence.
Just got this news release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: “DEA set to announce comprehensive strategy to deal with heroin, r/x abuse, violent crime.”
And the release said”
Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division announced today that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be the first city […]
The War on Drugs Could Be Making Our Communities More Dangerous by Justin Glawe at Vice.com.
“Sexual assault just isn’t at the top of the agenda,” says Ilse Knecht of the Joyful Heart Foundation, a sexual assault victim advocacy group.
She’s not the only one calling for a redirection of resources.
“We’ve been advocating that […]
This week was a busy one for marijuana law reform around the country. There were several election day measures and a new bill was introduced in the Senate. Click here to take a closer look at this week’s marijuana happenings
And they say it well.
Excellent editorial: The Push for Legal Marijuana Spreads by the editorial board.
Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world, and that is a good thing. […]
Laws banning the growing, distribution and possession of marijuana have caused tremendous damage to society, with billions spent on imprisoning people […]