Tag: Incarceration

  • New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

    New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

    July 26th, 2014 – By THE EDITORIAL BOARD It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban…

  • Morgan Freeman On Marijuana: Criminalization Of Weed Is ‘Stupidest Law Possible’

    Morgan Freeman On Marijuana: Criminalization Of Weed Is ‘Stupidest Law Possible’

    July 19th, 2012 – Morgan Freeman is a long-time advocate of marijuana legalization, a point he recently reiterated in a wide-ranging interview with Newsweek. Here’s what the “Dark Knight Rises” actor had to say on the issue: Marijuana! Heavens, oh yeah. It’s just the stupidest law possible, given history. You don’t stop people from doing what they…

  • Kentucky and Beyond: A Culture Tough on Marijuana makes a Hard Fight for Hemp

    Lexington, KY – In the previous installment of this series on the potential of industrial hemp cultivation in Kentucky, I took issue with gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett’s indirect association with a local head shop, Botany Bay. Some consider the concept of guilt by association to be unfair in this case, but to me, such questions…

  • Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Treatment in Detention in New Mexico

    May 27, 2010 – According to a local news station, a New Mexico man who is registered with the state’s medical marijuana program was denied access to his medical marijuana, as well as any temporary replacement medication, while being held in the Dona Ana County Detention Center. The explanations offered by the detention center were…

  • ‘Prince of Pot’ Extradited to the United States

    Update: (We have just learned that he has been extradited as of 1:00pm today) May 10, 2010 – Calling himself a “great Canadian” who has spent his life advocating for the legalization of marijuana, the self-styled “Prince of Pot” turned himself in Monday morning to face possible extradition to the United States. Marc Emery’s fate…

  • Ex-‘High Times’ Editor, Retired DEA Agent Debate Marijuana

    May 9, 2010 – NEW BRITAIN, CT. — In the U.S., marijuana has been illegal since 1937. Should it be made legal again? That was the question Steven Hager, former editor of High Times magazine, and Bob Stutman, retired DEA agent, debated at Central Connecticut State University Thursday night, at an event sponsored by the…

  • Canada: Tories Introduce Bill S-10: Harsh Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana

    May 9, 2010 – Ottawa, Canada – Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada have reintroduced drug legislation that includes mandatory minimum sentences of 6-9 months for growing 6 or more marijuana plants, and 12-18 months for making any hashish (including baked goods!) Read Bill S-10 and then CLICK HERE to help stop it…

  • Federal Judge George Wu: Reclassify Medical Marijuana

    May 4, 2010 – LOS ANGELES — Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu issued a 41-page written sentencing order yesterday, stating that medical marijuana provider Charles C. Lynch was “caught in the middle of the shifting positions” on the issue and that, “Much of the problems could be ameliorated…by the reclassification of marijuana from…

  • NJ MS Medical Marijuana Patient Slapped with 5 year Prison Sentence Makes Bail

    DELMONT, N.J. — A multiple sclerosis patient slapped with a five-year prison sentence for growing marijuana that he said was for medical purposes says he’ll just say no to the drug until it becomes legal in New Jersey this summer. John Wilson was freed from Southern State Prison on $15,000 bail Thursday. Earlier this week,…

  • President Obama’s Marijuana Problem

    President Obama’s Marijuana Problem

    April 22, 2010 – NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Now that an initiative to legalize marijuana is officially on the California ballot this November, President Obama should brace for a strong jolt from the west. If the measure passes (the latest poll puts support at 56 percent), no longer will it be a crime under state law…