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Regulate marijuana billboard grabs eyes near Mile High Stadium

Colorado’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has just fired its first big advertising salvo, and it looks to be an effective one. A new billboard unveiled Thursday by the group just blocks away from Mile High Stadium in Denver shows a smiling woman with her arms folded, next to…

Drug Policy Alliance head: Feds trying to intimidate medical marijuana industry

Ethan Nadelmann, president of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Wednesday that federal authorities were trying to suppress the booming medical marijuana industry by raiding Oaksterdam University. The California school, which trained people to work in the medical marijuana industry, was unexpectedly raided by federal agents on Monday as part of…

Waitress sues after police seize $12,000 tip

A struggling waitress in Moorhead, Minnesota is suing after police seized a $12,000 tip because they suspected it was drug money. The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead reported on Wednesday that Stacy Knutson was working at the Moorhead Fryn’ Pan restaurant when she discovered a wad of cash wrapped in rubber bands…

Marijuana advocates blast Obama over Oaksterdam University raid

Six organizations looking to reform U.S. drug laws urged President Barack Obama to halt raids on medical marijuana providers following the raid on Oaksterdam University in California. “Our coalition represents the views of tens of millions of Americans who believe the war on medical marijuana patients and providers you are…

Convicted Australian marijuana smuggler recommended for clemency

Indonesia’s justice ministry said Wednesday it had recommended granting clemency to an Australian drug trafficker, whose lawyers argue she went insane after being jailed in a notorious Bali prison. Schapelle Corby, 34, was convicted in 2005 of smuggling 4.1 kilograms (nine pounds) of marijuana and is serving a 20-year jail…

Feds raid marijuana ‘university’ in Oakland

An Oakland medical marijuana training facility, which billed itself as the nation’s only marijuana university, was raided by federal agents on Monday morning, leaving the building swarming with law enforcement and taped off from all visitors. It’s not yet clear what the specific charges are, but it’s probably unsurprising that…

Long Beach drug bust nets pot, peyote, shrooms, snakes, spiders and a scorpion

Authorities in Long Beach, California said Friday that a home was set ablaze by an unknown arsonist hours after a Thursday narcotics raid that uncovered a cache of hallucinogenic mushrooms and growing equipment, 22 marijuana plants, peyote and a number of exotic animals. Investigators believe the fire was set through…

New York police officers defy order to cut marijuana arrests

Survey shows nearly half of people charged with marijuana posession were not displaying the drug when they were stopped. Police officers in New York are “manufacturing” criminal offenses by forcing people with small amounts of marijuana to reveal their drugs, according to a survey by public defenders. Nearly half of…

General: U.S. may export terror war tactics to fight drug gangs

Drug cartels in Mexico and across South America pose a grave and growing threat to the security of the United States, and Army General Martin Dempsey is well aware of it. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently returned from a tour of South America, during which he…

Rasmussen: Record percent support marijuana legalization

A record number of Americans support the legalizing and taxing marijuana, according to Rasmussen Reports. Their nationwide survey found that 47 percent of Americans agree that marijuana should be legalized, while 42 percent disagree. Ten percent are undecided. The survey was conducted on March 24-25. In October 2011, Gallup also…

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