Browsing archives for March, 2013

TheFix.com: “The Drug Warriors Cashing In on Pot Prohibition”

Generic 23 March 2013 | 0 Comments

“Former public servants, from DEA chiefs to cops, are using their clout to lobby for drug policies that enrich themselves.” That’s the sub-headline on today’s exceptional feature story on TheFix.com highlighting the revolving door of moneyed interests in perpetuating the war on cannabis. Author Kevin Gray, whose work has appeared in numerous outlets including The […]

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National and Philly NORML Turn Philadelphia Green on St. Patrick’s Day with Mid-Atlantic Conference

Generic 23 March 2013 | 0 Comments

NORML Mid-Atlantic Conference Photo Credit: Diane Fornbacher Last weekend, National and Philly NORML convened the first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The gathering drew over a hundred activists from across the region who listened to a diverse line up of speakers ranging from academic researchers, to sitting politicians, to drug policy experts. Leaders […]

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Legislative Chambers Move Measures To Decriminalize Marijuana In Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, and New Jersey

Generic 23 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Legislative chambers in four states — Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, and New Jersey — have passed measures to reclassify minor marijuana offenses as non-criminal violations, punishable by a fine only — no arrest, no jail, and no criminal record. In Hawaii, Senate lawmakers this month unanimously passed Senate Bill 472, which reclassifies marijuana possession offenses […]

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Report: New York City Cops Spent One Million Hours In Staff Time Making Marijuana Possession Arrests

Generic 20 March 2013 | 0 Comments

New York City police spent an estimated one million hours in staff time making low level marijuana possession arrests between the years 2002 and 2012, according to the findings of a study released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and the Drug Policy Alliance. Authors of the study report that City law enforcement personnel […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Dig at Pro-Legalization Senate Candidate Dan Winslow

Generic 19 March 2013 | 0 Comments

At a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts’s upcoming special election. Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, “I advise everyone to pay very close […]

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