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Philippines: The Punisher's dirty war on drugs
He’s been called a demagogue with a foul mouth backed up by bare-knuckle populism. But Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, aka “the Punisher”, has also embarked on a brutal drug war that is drawing international condemnation. Foreign Editor David Pratt reports....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:53PM
Bill to limit property seizures by cops heads to Governor
The people of California are still waiting to hear if Governor Jerry Brown will sign SB 443 into law, meanwhile our U.S. Troops remain to guard the fields of poppies in Afghanistan for the drug kingpins involved in shipping heroin to the streets of Oakland, and across the country!...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:17AM
Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continutes to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court
An opinion today (August 16, 2016) issued in the federal 9th Circuit by a three-judge panel has found that federal prosecutions of medical cannabis defendants may not proceed unless there is a violation of state law. In the opinion of U.S. vs. McIntosh, written by 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, the court held that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal prosecution of conduct that is allowed by the state's medical cannabis law....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12PM
New Orleans Drug Policy Update August 2016 (audio/mpeg 26.4mb)
24 min New Orleans and surrounding area drug war news for 2016. Learn about: law enforcement officers and staffers booked or sentenced on conspiracy, drug distribution, malfeasance, and theft charges in Louisiana; official opiate overdose warnings from health departments, coroners, and law enforcement around the state; mixed bag state legislative actions; effects of prohibition on public health; findings on sentencing and jailing on municipal, state, and federal levels....
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:52AM
Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign
The Green Liberty Party is a fusion party that combines both Green and Libertarian concepts. Primarily the GLP is concerned with ending the rackets called "war on drugs" and "war on terror". GLP candidate Mark Paul Miller will use the Office of President to research, expose and stop these two government rackets that have taken lives and money from U.S. voters. It is possible for a write-in candidate to win the election if they get enough votes....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:21PM
On Drug User Health and Dignity - Interview with Mike Selick from Harm Reduction Coalition (audio/mpeg 21.7mb)
On Drug User Health and Dignity - Interview with Mike Selick from the Training & Capacity-Building Institute at the Harm Reduction Coalition....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:22AM
Industrial Hemp: The Trillion Dollar Crop That Helps the Sky to Breath
Sunrise Center 645 Tamalpais Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925...
Event Date: Thu Jul 7, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2016 9:15AM
Four Days…the Slaying of Krista Deluca in the Santa Cruz County Jail
A description and analysis of the incarceration and pain she endured in the four days and nights she was held captive by the officials in charge of the Santa Cruz County jail. She was deprived of the medication that, without question, would have ended her agony and saved her life. The limitlessness of her four sleepless days and nights of torture and mayhem, that culminated in her choking on her own vomit and dying, is not easy to imagine....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:16AM
Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform
Critics Off the Mark...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers
"Thousands of California patients woke up today fearing for the future of their medicine" said Don Duncan, California Director of Americans for Safe Access. “It is time for local authorities to address perceived violation of regulations by means of civil penalties instead of criminal action. The path taken by Sonoma law enforcement yesterday is counterproductive to moving cannabis businesses towards licensing and regulatory compliance.”...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08PM
Rally for Patients' Rights
Sonoma County Superior Court 600 Administration Dr, Santa Rosa, California 95403...
Event Date: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:23AM
Meeting on Likely DEA raids in Sonoma
2255 Challenger Way, Suite 106, Santa Rosa, CA 95407...
Event Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:08PM
SCC Board of Supervisors meeting on Cannabis Cultivation
5th floor of the County Building at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:02AM
Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Information Night
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 7, 2016 8:47PM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 8:32PM
California: Marijuana Infractions Unfairly Enforced Against People of Color
Oakland, May 31, 2016 – New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California (see PDF) find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011. Possession of under an ounce of marijuana is punishable in California by a base fine up to $100 (plus substantial fees)....
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 5:06PM
And Here’s Another Thing the Clinton’s Fucked Up.
In the late nineties Duh Prez. appointed General Barry McCaffery to be the Drug Czar!...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:57AM
Medicine for Real: California Lawmakers Should Tax and Regulate Cannabis Like Medicine
We would not tolerate a sin tax on insulin or chemotherapy, even if the revenue was dedicated to a laudable goal. Lawmakers must resist the temptation to lump medical and non-medical cannabis use together when making policy choices....
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:01PM
No on Medical Marijuana Tax Bill AB 2243 in California
The CA Assembly is expected to vote on Asm. Wood's bill AB 2243 to impose a $9.25/ounce tax on cultivation of medical (only) marijuana in coming days....
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:29AM
The Truth about Cancer
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org...
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 8:32PM