In spite of Jeff Sessions, criminal justice reform still moving forward

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Oct. 6: When it comes to criminal justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed throwback to the tough-on-crime…

Continue reading

Atlanta police chief clarifies: Marijuana is still illegal, even with new ordinance

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city’s…

Continue reading

In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains

Published: Sep 10, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:47 am By Libby Rainey, The Denver Post The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.” Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming…

Continue reading

Employee abducted from Washington marijuana shop still missing

Published: Sep 11, 2017, 3:03 pm • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press CHENEY, Wash. — An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after he was abducted at work. The Spokesman-Review reports 46-year-old Cameron Smith was working at the Lucid Marijuana store early Sunday…

Continue reading

With exactly one year to go, many details of Ohio medical marijuana program still up in air

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 9:05 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 9:32 am By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch In exactly one year, Ohioans with qualifying health conditions are, by law, supposed to be able to buy medical marijuana. But will they? “Absolutely,” said Ohio Commerce Director Jacqueline T. Williams,…

Continue reading

Maine Border Patrol will still seize marijuana despite legalization

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 12:04 pm • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 12:04 pm By The Associated Press BANGOR, Maine — Border Patrol officials in Maine say they will still enforce federal law and confiscate marijuana after residents voted for legalization last November. Chief Daniel Hiebert tells The Portland Press Herald…

Continue reading

How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It)

How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It) Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote an enlightening article discussing the Medicaid program, its expansion, and the impact it has on the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Medicaid proponents try to give high…

Continue reading