Feds Blast Chicago Cops, Reach Deal Over Baltimore Abuses

Feds Blast Chicago Cops, Reach Deal Over Baltimore Abuses

On Friday, he U.S. Justice Department issued a report charging the Chicago Police Department with a pattern of civil rights abuses. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the federal probe, covering the period from 2012 to 2016, found that the Chicago police force “engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force that violates the Fourth […]

Florida Man Kills Intruder, Charged With Marijuana Crime

Florida Man Kills Intruder, Charged With Marijuana Crime

A Florida man, who was forced to kill an intruder who invaded his home over the weekend, could now be facing a stiff prison term for a couple of marijuana-related offenses. Reports indicate that 37-year-old Michael Mora of Hialeah (Miami-Dade County) was hanging around the house on Saturday afternoon when four […]

Pot Reforms Flood State Legislatures

Pot Reforms Flood State Legislatures

In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana. Advocates who support legal medical and recreational weed, which is now up to 60 percent in the U.S., seem to feel […]

Study: Smoking Pot Not Associated with Weight Gain in Later Life

Study: Smoking Pot Not Associated with Weight Gain in Later Life

Cannabis is commonly prescribed to increase appetite, but evidence conflicts over its long-term effect on BMI and obesity. A new longitudinal study adds a crucial piece of evidence for toppling the long-standing myth that smoking weed causes weight gain. The study surveyed adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19, and […]

Jeff Sessions’s Dangerous and Dishonest Marijuana Double-Speak

Jeff Sessions’s Dangerous and Dishonest Marijuana Double-Speak

Enumerating the vulnerable Americans threatened by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is like running the guest list for formal dinners aboard Noah’s Ark—almost everybody’s invited. Based on the attorney general nominee’s record, racial minorities, women seeking an abortion, survivors of sexual assault and many others all have something to fear from the […]

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