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DEA: Bad Boys Sexing Up Colombian Prostitutes Supplied by Drug Cartels

DEA: Bad Boys Sexing Up Colombian Prostitutes Supplied by Drug Cartels

As a career police officer and an Executive Board Member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement professionals opposed to the War on Drugs, I have long believed that one of the most corrupting influences in policing is the enforcement of our drug laws. A lead story on Politico recently shouted […]

#StoptheSeizures and a Grandmother’s Grief at Losing Her Grandchild to Cannabis Prohibition

#StoptheSeizures and a Grandmother’s Grief at Losing Her Grandchild to Cannabis Prohibition

Sometimes, when running errands, taking a walk or just enjoying a rare quiet moment, I find myself overwhelmed with a sense of loss and grief.  My beautiful and most precious three year old granddaughter, Chloe earned her wings this past December 10th. Chloe was such a gift to our family, but after suffering a critical seizure that left her in a coma […]

Congress Introduces Industrial Hemp Farming Act with Bi-partisan Support

Congress Introduces Industrial Hemp Farming Act with Bi-partisan Support

WASHINGTON, DC – Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, is pleased to announce the introduction of complementary bills in both the Senate and House, S. 134 and H.R. 525, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015.  If passed, this bill would […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement calling for marijuana to be removed from its current Schedule I classification and rescheduled to Schedule II. This may prove to be a watershed moment; the largest professional organization for pediatricians domestically and the largest  pediatric publisher in the world is calling for real, earnest research into […]

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

This last week, there was some minor positive progress in Angela Brown’s pending prosecution; on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, a district judge in Minnesota dropped the pending child endangerment charge Brown was facing. She is still facing a charge of contributing to the need for child protection and will theoretically go to trial to answer […]

Hearing Friday Regarding Industrial Hemp Regulations In Colorado

Hearing Friday Regarding Industrial Hemp Regulations In Colorado

This Friday, January 23rd, 2015, there will be a public hearing in the San Juan Conference Room at the main office for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Vote Hemp and similar organizations are encouraging Colorado citizens, especially those interested in hemp farming, to attend this rule-making session as a show of solidarity. The rule hearing’s […]

Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Content Note: This article discusses rape and rape culture. In 2009, a Detroit prosecutor discovered something horrifying: there was a backlog of untested rape kits in a warehouse, some dating all the way back to the 1980s. After records were checked, it turned out that there were more than 11,000 (11,303, to be exact) untested […]

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

As a female mayor, Muriel Bowser is already in a league of her own. She has, in her first week in office, already said on a nationally televised interview that she believes Initiative 71 is self-enacting, meaning that Congress should not be able to block the decision by the voters of Washington DC to legalize […]