I guess you need one, since the last post had about 1 in 30 comments actually on topic. 🙂 (I hope some people actually watched the Frontline piece.)
Amazing new bridge in Mexico built by the government makes it easier to supply drugs to the U.S.
200 million people use illegal drugs; what is the toll on health? The L.A. Times tries to make something out of ho-hum statistics on drug use and just ends up with a meaningless article.
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has received grants totaling $1.37 million to fight drug-impaired driving.
Appears to be mostly a back-door effort to criminalize internal possession of marijuana.
Tasmania’s Michelle O’Byrne MP appears to mean well in her support for Industrial Hemp, but this statement seemed… odd.
â€œThe poppy industry, where licensing arrangements are also required under the Poisons Act, has developed into a major source of the worldâ€™s licit opioid alkaloids with an annual farm gate value of about $100 million.
â€œThere is no reason why the hemp industry would be any different.â€
Well, yes, in fact. It’s a different plant. It has different usable substances and those are produced, marketed and distributed in far different ways.
It’s like saying that chickens produce a farm value of “x” so there’s no reason why raising grapes would be any different.
More and more, it seems that people are waking up on this issue and realizing just how wrong it is. Agencies have gotten so greedy for forfeiture money that the public is becoming aware. And aroused.
As a result of Grim’s efforts, records have been expunged for more than 2,000 juveniles sentenced by Ciavarella.
Ciavarella and another ex-judge are serving federal prison sentences for sending juveniles to for-profit youth detention centers in return for money.
Grim called the handling of juvenile cases in Luzerne County a judicial process “run amok,” and he gave recommendations to prevent such renegade justice again.
War on the war on drugs — LEAP on the political front lines.
SSDP has been doing a great job in New Hampshire as well, questioning candidates about drug policy, with sometimes hilarious results.