Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an organization of ex-cops who have come out against the drug war. These former enforcers of the drug war have witnessed first hand the destruction it has caused, and they are fighting back against it.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, known as LEAP for short, is an organization that was founded in 2002 and is changing the face of the pro-legalization movement. Up until this point the biggest supporters of legalization have been groups such as NORML. Despite their hard work and numerous successes, NORML is still seen as a bunch of spacey stoners. LEAP was modeled on the successful Vietnam Vets Against the War. While many in the anti-war movement of the 60’s were typecast as potheads, this wasn’t possible with the people who had fought in the war first hand. The drug warriors cannot make the accusation that these former drug enforcers simply want to get high. Continue reading →
The NFL is the latest pro sport to jump on the steroid testing bandwagon.
The National Football League has just implemented the most rigorous drug testing standards of any pro sport. The new regulations will we effective next season. The NFL joins a growing list of professional sports leagues to require testing of athletes. The trend of increased drug testing began with Major League Baseball. MLB players testified before Congress saying they did not use steroids. In the face of major skepticism, Major League Baseball implemented steroid testing for its players in 2006. The NFL has designed their new drug testing program to be the most rigorous test of any major league sport. Continue reading →
The New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who admits to smoking pot and enjoying it has quietly made marijuana arrest his number one police priority.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was elected for his centrist policies and business experience. His pursuit of the War on Drugs, however, has cost the tax payers of New York dearly. A report authored by Professor Harry Levine of Queens College was recently published by the Drug Policy Alliance. The report criticizes the manner in which Mayor Bloomberg has prosecuted the drug war. Professor Levine’s report claims that Bloomberg has inappropriately spent tax-payer money to carry out a personal social philosophy. Continue reading →
The American North West has long been a leader in reforming marijuana laws. They are often ahead of their larger neighbor California when it comes to issues pertaining to personal use. Two recent decisions have reversed that trend; are there more on the horizon?
Most often when Americans think of liberal marijuana policies, they think of California. In truth, Oregon and Washington State have been with or often ahead of Californian in regards to marijuana liberties. Oregon and Washington have some of the best run medical marijuana programs in the country. Oregon has also decriminalized marijuana possession and allows industrial hemp. Recently the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Dwight Holton, promised to end the sale of medical marijuana in the state. Similarly, the State Supreme Court of Washington recently concluded that an employer can fire someone for legally using medical marijuana. Continue reading →
Cheat a saliva drug testis safe and secure and it fives the accurate result in case of marijuana drug testing.
The presence of drug traces in the body makes you realize certain things which are to be taken into account very seriously you should know the proper ways to examine the course of action. Apart from herbal there are certain home remedies as well that you should think and try. There is a famous plant known as golden seal leaves and roots of this plants is used in pill form to make up the home remedy to pass drug test Continue reading →
Drugs and music have gone hand in hand since the jazz of the 1920′s, but a recent study looks to see what genre contains the most drug references today.
Drugs and music have been psychologically linked since the beginning of time. In the American experience the the roots of this connection go back to the jazz clubs of the 1920′s. One of the reasons given for criminalizing marijuana was to protect white women form the influences of jazz. Comically, today jazz is considered to be a more high brow genre than rock or rap. The three big genres of music today are rock, rap and country. Of these three genres, which one do you think has the most drug influences? The truth is it’s impossible to tell. The Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine may give some indication, however, as they recently calculated the number of drug references per hour in modern music for each genre. Continue reading →
The reasons for ending the drug war are countless. Anyone who bothers to do independent research concludes there are better alternatives. There are a few arguments that by themselves should be cause for repeal.
In the world we are living in today, more and more Americans support ending the drug war. The latest polls put nationwide support for complete legalization of marijuana at just under 50%. With the incredible spread of information over the past twenty years, everyone is beginning to see why the drug war should end. The reasons for this are as varied as the culture of America. There are three in particular that stand on their own as reasons to end the drug war if for no other reason. The first is the shear scale and harshness of the War on Drugs. Second is that criminal penalties have been proven to not reduce usage. Finally, open disregard for marijuana law breeds lack of respect for all law. Continue reading →
The NY Times joins a growing list of politicians and originations that have either softened or reversed their views on medical marijuana.
The New York Times has seen the light! They have come to realization that marijuana is medicine and it helps people with seriously debilitating diseases. In a recent article the Times called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize medical marijuana calling it, “sensible and humane.” The New York Times deserve credit for giving the medical marijuana community a fair chance. They had previously come out strongly against medical marijuana. In an earlier article the New York Times stated they did not support allowing medical marijuana because it was a step down the road to legalization. Continue reading →
Most Americans only know Rastafarianism as Bob Marley, weed, and Jamaica. We delve deeper into what Rastafarianism’s true beliefs are.
America’s stoners love rastafarianism, but have no real idea what it is about. Most of our knowledge is limited to Bob Marley lyrics and calling weed ganja. Originally, Rastafarianism began in Jamaica during the 1930′s as a Christian Black pan-African movement. During the 1930′s King Haile Selassie was the last black monarch in Africa. Having defeated the Italian invasion in 1896, the Italians were threatening Ethiopia again in the 1930′s. The Rastafarian movement was born out of this threat to the last shred of African sovereignty. Rastas motivated all blacks as children of Africa to show loyalty to King Selassie. Continue reading →
The 2011 National Drug Control Strategy Report clearly shows that the Federal Government has no interest in clinical studies of marijuana.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its 2011 National Drug Control Strategy report in June. That is only six months late, which I guess is close enough for government work. The report contained many of the federally purported myths we are familiar with. Interestingly, the report did take time to discuss medical marijuana and the national legalization movement.
A section ironically titled “The Facts About Marijuana” dealt little with facts and figures of the Drug War and instead was a Christmas list of government propaganda. Pick anything out of this section and you will find laughable claims. For example, “Marijuana and other illicit drugs are addictive and unsafe […] marijuana on its own is associated with addiction, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, cognitive impairment, among other negative effects.” These are the kind of lies we are used to hearing from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The most interesting section however, deals with the national legalization movement.
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