New York Politicians Return To Failed Drug War Approaches To Address Synthetic Marijuana

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo issued regulations and the New York State Senate introduced a bill that would criminalize the sales of synthetic cannabinoids. Recently, there have been several media reports of tragic episodes involving synthetic cannabinoids, such as spice and K2. Epidemiological reports suggest an increase in hospitalizations due…

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Obama Commutes Sentences For 14 People Serving Life In Prison For Drug Offenses

Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people incarcerated in federal prison. This follows the commutation of eight people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses in December of 2014, and 22 in March 2015. Fourteen of the people who received commutations today were serving life in prison…

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Obama Commutes Prison Sentences For 46 Drug Offenders

By Phillip Smith President Obama announced yesterday he has granted clemency to dozens of federal inmates, the vast majority of them sentenced under draconian crack cocaine laws. More than 30,000 federal prisoners have applied for clemency since the Obama administration issued a call for them to do so last year. The remaining clemency…

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