If you thought the Obama administration was friendly to medical marijuana, think again. Federal prosecutors in California have just declared war, with the okay from Washington.
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The Zeta-Killers continue to stay busy in Veracruz, and mass killings continue across the land.
There's a bumper crop of Afghan opium this year.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is pushing a bill that could criminalize your at home planning for that coffee shop tour of Amsterdam -- and much more.
A Southern California federal prosecutor has signaled that the Justice Department's war on medical marijuana distribution will be extended to media that accept advertising from dispensaries.
Badly needed needle exchanges could be coming to more CA counties under a bill just signed by Gov Brown. (wikimedia.org)
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a pair of bills that will expand syringe access and help slow the spread of infectious diseases.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a hemp bill, calling the federal ban on hemp production "absurd" as he did so. But that didn't mollify industry groups.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had a few choice words about the reach of federal drug laws this week.
The RAND Corporation has been caught in a political buzz saw since it dared to claim that medical marijuana dispensaries didn't cause crime to increase. Now, it has pulled those research results pending further review.
A young Rhode Island man has drowned while attempting to flee a Massachusetts pot bust. He's the 39th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.
Dirty cops popped up all across the South this week, and a crooked California prison guard, too.
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