Why is marijuana illegal (part 2/3) in part 1 of this series, we looked at how cannabis was transformed from a valuable crop in the 1700s into a tool to incite racist hysteria in the 1930s unfortunately, cannabis' turbulent trajectory in the united states doesn't end there you may remember. War on drugs is an american term but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities we could arrest their leaders. Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of mexican drug cartels' profits the latest data from the us border patrol shows that last year, marijuana seizures along the southwest border tumbled to their lowest level in. In the state of pennsylvania, the police crackdown on people for the mere possession of small amounts of marijuana has never stopped - chris goldstein, philadelphia phillycom.
Results: the study found that since 1990, the primary focus of the war on drugs has shifted to low-level marijuana offenses during the study period, 82% of the increase in drug arrests nationally (450,000) was for marijuana offenses, and virtually all of that increase was in possession offenses. Some are in a near panic over the idea of marijuana coming into the market with no federal oversight, publishing stories that seem designed to scare the public. The war on cannabis is coming to an end but what would be almost ironic, is if jeff sessions' attempt to revive that war, was the catalyst to finally ending it for good. I don't know about you, but i'll sleep more comfortably tonight knowing that lots of taxpayer money was squandered to seize a pot plant from a dangerous granny. Conservative televangelist pat robertson criticized the decision of us attorney general jeff sessions directing federal prosecutors to impose the harshest.
Roger roffman: the historic measure to regulate marijuana in washington state serves as a model of how legalization ought to work. Trial begins for advocates suing sessions and the dea over marijuana's schedule i status how could anyone say that your clients' lives have not been saved by marijuana the judge asked a lead attorney for the plaintiffs, which include an iraq war vet, a child with a seizure disorder. Next week's budget showdown will include a fight over an amendment prohibiting the doj from preventing states from legalizing medical marijuana.
Police still routinely arrest millions of people just for having marijuana every year billions of taxpayer dollars go to fund these arrests, which disproportionately target black people uncover the injustice in your backyard and then let your elected officials know the war on marijuana is a. Reuters at least when it comes to marijuana, the war on drugs is over two states have passed marijuana legalization laws that fly in the face of national drug policy. America declares war on jeff sessions' threatened war on marijuana [feature] post to: twitter facebook digg and badly motivated marijuana pot-stirring will do some good and motivate the us congress to bipartisanly end the war on marijuana, federally, comprehensively and.
Accurate drug facts and reliable data on drugs and drug policies including full citations. Ron paul: jeff sessions should be fired over marijuana decision by alexandra king, cnn updated 9:00 am et, sun january 7, 2018 the war on drugs, to me, is a war on liberty i think that we overly concentrate on the issue of the drug itself. The war on drugs is still in full force against people of color and not just because of jeff sessions and donald trump. The carers act will end federal prohibition of medical marijuana, let states set their own polices, and protect patients and providers from federal prosecution.