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Not that anyone should trust the Trump administration, but given recent powerful Republicans embracing legalized marijuana, this might be a game changer in terms of where the nation is on legalization. President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a […]
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The opioid epidemic is leading to prosecutors seeking to throw everyone in prison. All this did during the crack epidemic is destroy black communities and radically increase the nation’s prison population at an enormous cost to taxpayers. It will be no different this time around, except for the possibility that more people will care since […]
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This Alex Halperin piece demonstrates both the pathetic response of the marijuana industry to the coming attacks from Attorney General Nathan Bedford Forrest and how that industry represents not all users of marijuana, but rather the wealthy white users who control the legal weed operations. The legal marijuana industry, which is anticipated to top $6 […]

21st Century Organized Crime

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On November 11, 2014
With civil asset forfeiture, the real organized crime in this country these days is not the Mafia, it’s the police. Or certain police departments anyway that self-fund by stealing your stuff whether or not you have actually committed a drug crime: The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. […]
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