September 11th, 2012 by webmaster
Major holes in accountability allow private contractors for the DEA and Defense Department to siphon millions into personal accounts. According to Washington, “that’s the only way we can do it.”
A week after an international panel came out saying the American Drug War has failed the United States Senate came to a similar conclusion. A commission headed up by Senator Claire McCaskill found that the level of drug war spending is unjustifiable. McCaskill said, “It’s becoming increasingly clear that our efforts to rein in the narcotics trade in Latin America […] have largely failed.” » Read more: Drug War Contractors Misplace Millions
July 2nd, 2012 by webmaster
Within days of decriminalizing the real thing, Connecticut lawmakers are making possession of synthetic cannibal and legal saliva a crime.
In case you were unaware, on June 8th Connecticut passed SB1014, to decriminalize pot or as the bill puts it a “non-criminal violation”. This means anyone caught with under a half ounce of pot is subject to a ticket and fine similar to that of a speeding ticket. This is another big victory against the drug war, and the Connecticut legislature deserves praise.
Before this bill was even signed by the governor, however, the Connecticut Senate had started working on a bill that would criminalize possession of synthetic pot. Synthetic pot is made to simulate the effects of pot, but until March was not regulated by the government. In March, the Federal Government reclassified synthetic pot as a schedule 1 controlled substance. This is the same level of restriction placed on heroin, meth, and real pot. The bill to legalize pot was passed only after Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman stepped in to break the 18-18 tie. The bill to make synthetic pot illegal, on the other hand, passed 36-0. » Read more: Oh, the Irony! Connecticut Criminalizes Fake Pot.
May 23rd, 2012 by webmaster
There are 100 way to pass a drug test and all these methods are required to be taken on a serious note.
Masking the sample or diluting the sample will definitely help you get the desired results in the tests. When you have options you will definitely try and utilize them and when you don’t have any options then you probably tamper the evidences. People try to replace samples with the affected sample to get the kind of results they require. You need to know the reaction times of different drugs before you carry on the test. Marijuana and hashish stay for an hour after ingestion. 100 way to pass a drug test are given with expert advice to avoid any confusion.
You can avoid these tests if you know the methods and procedures. Flushing the toxins by internal dilution is another way to kill the toxins. In case of hair drug testing a cleansing shampoo can do wonders if you get the right kind of product. You have options if you know 100 way to pass a drug test » Read more: There are 100 way to pass a drug test
March 13th, 2012 by webmaster
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis Sativa, is considered to be one of the most used stimulants next to coffee and tobacco since marijuana is also safer than the two. Experts say that marijuana is the easiest detectable drug in a drug test because of the fact that marijuana is not a real drug and so it acts unlike it. As we know, marijuana can stay up to a minimum of days and a maximum of months and so the last thing you need at this point of time is a drug test. Marijuana is the least known substance to be harmful but it also the most likely reason why you will fail your next drug screening.
If passing the test means keeping your job, then you have to be a hundred percent sure that you will pass. Always try to estimate the time marijuana will be expelled from your body from the time you used it. Several factors can contribute to the timeline of marijuana in your system, some of which are your diet and daily exercise. » Read more: Marijuana Drug testing; when should you avoid it?
November 3rd, 2011 by webmaster
Presidential candidate and marijuana supporter Gary Johnson still feels good despite poll numbers.
To many Gary Johnson is quickly becoming another Republican also ran, but not if you ask him. Despite being left out of the New Hampshire debate, he feels that he has the momentum. His pro-pot Libertarian views have not been received as well in the GOP as fellow Libertarian Ron Paul. He is currently polling at just one percent, while Paul is around ten. Front runners Bachman and Romney have been consistently around twenty-five percent. Johnson is not deterred. As he put it, “there are 126 candidates on the Republican side of the ticket right now.” While that is a bit of an exaggeration, the numbers will whittle down to Johnson’s benefit. Johnson compares his campaign to his successful campaign for Governor. Less then six months before the Gubernatorial primary, Johnson was polling with only two percent of the vote. Despite this he went on to win not just the primary, but also the election. » Read more: Gary Johnson Still in the Race
September 27th, 2011 by webmaster
Steve Kubby who ran for Governor of California in 1998 was arrested for possessing medical marijuana. In jail, he nearly died from lack of access to the drug.
In the 1960, Steve Kubby was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called pheochromocytoma. This disease is normally terminal and his doctor Vincent DeQuattro was amazed to find him still alive in 1996, not to mention in good enough condition to run for the Governor’s office. Kubby ran and lost as the Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of California. Following his loss, he went on to craft what would eventually become Proposition 215 that legalized medical marijuana in the state. In 1999, however, he was raided by police. When he was put in prison, he was denied access to medical marijuana. Even this short break from his medication caused a disease he had lived with for forty years to almost kill him.
» Read more: Former Candidate for California Governor Targeted by Police
September 5th, 2011 by webmaster
A marijuana courier was held at gunpoint and robbed of the marijuana he was delivering in Los Angeles. Amazingly, there is no retaliation mob hit planned.
Anyone who objectively studies marijuana is forced to conclude that most of the societal problems are caused by prohibition, not marijuana. In an illegal marketplace people are denied the means of solving disputes that are normally available. When made available, people use a third neutral party to settle disputes namely, courts and lawyers. In the illegal drug market, participants revert to more primal means of settling disputes, survival of the fittest. Drug Cartel A and Drug Cartel B have a disagreement and the streets run red until one side either closes up shop or is wiped out. This is the image of the drug war that is plastered on headlines across America. Everyday we see stories like “Four Killed in Drug Related Gang Violence” or “Fifty People Killed in Juarez Mexico.” What never seems to be reported upon are situations like the one that recently happened in L.A.
» Read more: Medical Marijuana Robbery Illustrates how Crime is Handled in a Legal System
August 23rd, 2011 by webmaster
Comedian Doug Benson documentary Super High me is a lighthearted look at the medical effects of marijuana use.
Doug Benson was voted as High Times second best stoner comedian in American, behind only Bill Maher. From the very beginning Super High Me sets itself apart from the normal marijuana documentary. Super High Me opens with a joke. Doug is on stage in a comedy club and he says, if a movie about a guy eating hamburgers for a month is a movie, he is going to smoke weed for a month and call it Super High Me or “business as usual.” After he tells the joke, he explains that after his act a movie producer came up to him and convinced him to actually do it.
» Read more: Super High Me, Super Entertaining
August 17th, 2011 by webmaster
In response to Canada’s severely flawed medical marijuana system, Judge Donald Taliano found that prohibition itself was unconstitutional.
The drug war has long made a mockery of the American Justice System. In Canada however, the Justice System is making a mockery of the War on Drugs. Canada has had a system of medical marijuana in place for several years. On April 12 of 2011, Judge Donald Taliano of Ontario heard the case of R. v. Mernagh. Matt Mernagh is a Canadian medical marijuana patient who has been treating his fibromyalgia and seizures for years. Unfortunately he was unable to find a doctor who was willing to sign the paperwork to allow him to legally use marijuana. The police then raided Matt’s house and seized all the plants he was growing for his own use and charged him for growing without a license.
» Read more: Canadian Judge may have Legalized Marijuana
July 28th, 2011 by webmaster
In 2010 the California ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana failed. What lessons have we learned to help us succeed in 2012?
In November of 2010 California voted 54% to 46% not to legalize marijuana. This came as a devastating shock to the war on the drug war, as many polls had it passing. Within hours of its defeat, however, plans were being made to try again in 2012. Looking back on what happened in 2010, what can be done differently to guarantee our success?
» Read more: What We Learned from Prop. 19’s Failure