Criminal Justice System

June 7, 2011

U.S. Drug Czar reacts to Global call for Legalization of Marijuana

    Predictably. Reflexively. Mandated by law. Yawn…. So the current U.S. drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske*, in true Pavlovian style, reacted negatively to the umpteenth commission report issued last week opining that 1) the war on some drugs has totally failed to achieve any of its stated goals, 2) policy […]
June 7, 2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Bill into Law that require Drig Testing of Applicants for State Aid

  Florida Gov. Rick Scott singed a controversial bill this week that makes welfare recipients in his state, first submit to a urine, blood or hair sample for drug testing before they receive benefits. After signing the bill, he told reporters, “The goal of this is to make sure we […]
June 7, 2011

Seniors Start tier own Medical Marijuana Collective in Retirement Community

    Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran and stroke sufferer smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea and is […]
June 7, 2011

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program put on notice by the Feds

  On Friday, like many other states that have received their dance card from the Feds, Oregon’s top lawmakers along with the Federal Justice department delivered a direct warning that dispensaries in Oregon were doing business on borrowed time. See the rest here:Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are Put on Notice
June 7, 2011

Arizona refuses to accept Dispensary Application

  The Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services met with potential dispensary operators, but politely declined to accept a binder from them that held all of their filled out applications papers. Under rules previously adopted by the department, the application process was to take a month beginning today, […]
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