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  • ‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Orlando Airport

    08/17/2018 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    WESH ^ | 08/17/18
    An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said they were called to investigate reports of an unruly passenger at the American Airlines ticket counter just before 6 a.m. Police said that Epstein began to yell when he saw the officers arrive. After talking with police, Epstein began to calm down, but became agitated when he learned the airline...
  • What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

    06/23/2018 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 189 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 23rd, 2018 | Stephanie Schorow
    Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. After the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933 and until his death in 1941, the Texas senator embraced a yearly custom. A progressive Democrat often considered “the father of Prohibition,” Sheppard would rise on the Senate floor to rail against alcohol and call for a repeal of Repeal. “It was a ritual,” Daniel Okrent, author of the 2010 book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall...
  • Ohio AG: Enough fentanyl to kill 4 million people seized by Bulk Smuggling Task Force

    06/12/2018 6:06:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    kxan ^ | June 12, 2018 | Gabi Warwick
    The Ohio Attorney General's office said that enough fentanyl to kill more than 4 million people was seized in a Clark County bust Monday night. The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force seized about 20 pounds of fentanyl as part of an ongoing investigation, and four people were arrested. A large amount of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash were also seized. Aguilar Reyes-Espinosa of New Carlisle, Omar Cantu-Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, David Cantu-Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and Pedro Medina of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, are currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail on drug trafficking charges....
  • More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol

    05/31/2018 11:08:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 69 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 05/31/18 | Alexa Lardieri
    Some 22.3 percent of fatally injured motorists who were tested for drugs tested positive for marijuana in 2016, a figure that researchers say has "increased substantially" in recent years as states have legalized the drug for recreational or medicinal use, according to a new report. The finding, in a study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association, was one of several regarding the growing prevalence of drugs in vehicle fatalities. The report also found that 44 percent of drivers killed in automobile accidents in 2016 who were tested for drugs tested positive for one or more substances – a...
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Boehner's bombshell weed reversal a big boost for marijuana

    04/11/2018 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/11/2018 | Kristine Owram
    The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit easier as former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins the advisory board of U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings. ~SNIP~ The announcement that Boehner and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld will advise Acreage, a private company, “should send shockwaves throughout the industry and act as a positive catalyst for the sector as a whole,” Ajamian said. Boehner’s move marks a fundamental shift for a man who said nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, and indicates...
  • "Ten Steps For Achieving A Libertarian Social Order"

    04/02/2018 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Voption · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | October, 2017 | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    "There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order."
  • Man arrested for threatening to murder Virginia congressman

    03/23/2018 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/23/2018 | KYLE CHENEY
    By KYLE CHENEY 03/23/2018 02:17 PM EDT Updated 03/23/2018 03:01 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A Virginia Beach man was charged Friday with threatening to murder his local congressman, Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Friday. According to court documents, Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, visited Taylor's office on Thursday and threatened to shoot him and two staffers at a Saturday event. The dispute arose, according to the District Attorney's office, over a discussion about marijuana policy. “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my...
  • Warrenton woman arrested for cooking Chihuahua in oven

    03/23/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    According to court documents, Noel G. Moor, 28, placed the dog in the oven "because she thought an ex-boyfriend was inside the dog." ... Moor is being held at the Clatsop County Jail on the charge of first degree aggravated animal abuse. The county mental health organization will review her case and decide whether to continue in criminal court.      
  • Donald Trump Proposes Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers, Wall To Keep the Damn Drugs Out

    03/19/2018 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Trump also criticized Democrats for opposing his proposed wall on the Southern border. “Eventually the Democrats will agree with us to build the wall and keep the damn drugs out,” he said, prompting chants of “build that wall” in the room. The president criticized sanctuary city policies for allowing illegal immigrants and drug dealers to remain in the country. He called on Congress to end funding for sanctuary cities. “If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people and destroy so many people’s lives, we are just doing the wrong thing,” he...
  • West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey Claims Victory in Fight Against Opioid Supply

    03/07/2018 3:57:32 PM PST · by T Ruth · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2018 | Brent Scher
    A lawsuit filed last year by West Virginia's Republican attorney general Patrick Morrisey has resulted in a new Trump administration directive to evaluate the opioid production quota system, which Morrissey says is "responsible for many deaths across the country." Morrisey, who has been attorney general since 2013 and is now running for U.S. Senate, has long viewed the Drug Enforcement Agency's quota system on controlled substances as broken, believing it was setting limits based on sales numbers instead of true medical needs of Americans. He told the Washington Free Beacon he has been digging for information on the system for...
  • Police Respond To ‘Female Mental Illness’ Call At Home Of Tori Spelling

    03/03/2018 3:26:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    cbs2la ^ | March 1, 2018
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police responded to a disturbance call Thursday morning at a San Fernando Valley home reportedly belonging to the family of actress Tori Spelling. Officers arrived at the home on the 21200 block of Mullholland Drive in Woodland Hills just after 7 a.m., according to LAPD Media Relations. Dispatch audio described a “female mental illness” call, according to Entertainment Tonight, which was awaiting a response to a request for comment. While police wouldn’t confirm any details, sources told TMZ the call came after Spelling became “very aggressive” in her home.
  • How Is Trump's War on Drugs Going?

    01/25/2018 12:08:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | Larry Alton
    While President Donald Trump and his cabinet are consistently winning on the issues they care about, it’s going to take a lot of time and patience to clean up most of the mess Barack Obama left in his wake. One such issue is the war on drugs -- something that was virtually nonexistent during the previous presidency. At the end of the Obama presidency, statistics and reports showed that drug-induced deaths were on the rise, as was the use of drugs among American youth. As David W. Murray of the Weekly Standard suggested in December 2016, this is anything but...
  • Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds

    01/18/2018 5:29:09 PM PST · by familyop · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17JAN18 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON
    Cannabis users are more likely to experience negative emotions, particularly feeling alienated from others, new research reveals. People who use marijuana are significantly more likely to feel that others wish them harm or are deceiving them, a US study found. Brain scans also reveal the class-B drug increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have previously been linked to psychosis, the research adds, which is associated with severe depression.
  • "Don't call drug users Junkies" campaigners say

    01/11/2018 2:37:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th January 2018 | Steve Doughty
    Users of cannabis, cocaine and heroin are victims of discrimination and should no longer be called druggies or junkies, an international drug legalisation pressure group declared yesterday. It called for an end to negative language for drug users and their habits in order to ensure their human rights are respected. As part of the drive to persuade people to think differently about drugs, the words addict and even drug user must be thrown out, a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy said. It urged newspapers and broadcasters to encourage more positive attitudes by calling a drug user a...
  • The Rule of Law Goes to Pot

    01/05/2018 5:32:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2017 | Erick Erickson
    We are supposedly a nation of laws, not men, but our lawmakers have ensured over the years that we are increasingly at the whim of men, elected or appointed, instead of the law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that he will reverse an Obama Administration position allowing states to decide on marijuana legalization. Now, local United States Attorneys will be empowered to decide. But neither the Obama Administration nor Jeff Sessions should do anything other than enforce the law, and federal law criminalizes marijuana. The solution here is not to ignore the federal law, but to repeal it. To...
  • AP NewsBreak: US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    01/04/2018 8:47:38 AM PST · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | January 4th, 2018 | SADIE GURMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal prosecutors where pot is legal decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law, the people said. The people familiar with the plan spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday. The move by President Donald Trump's attorney general likely will add to confusion about whether it's OK...
  • Cannabis stocks tank on report DoJ to rescind state protections

    01/04/2018 8:28:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 56 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/04/18 | Ciara Linnane
    A strong rally in cannabis-related stocks this week to mark the start of sales of recreational marijuana in California came to a screeching halt Thursday, on a report that the Justice Department is about to throw a spanner in the works for the nascent weed industry. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime marijuana opponent, is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that gave protections to states that have legalized marijuana as long as they abide by a series of guidelines, the Associated Press reported, citing unnamed sources. An announcement that will scrap what is known as the Cole Memo...
  • New era opens in California with first sales of recreational marijuana

    01/01/2018 4:40:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 114 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 1st, 2018 | By Jill Tucker and David Downs
    It was six hours past midnight, but the crowd inside the Berkeley Patients Group counted down the seconds. “Happy New Year,” they yelled at precisely 6 a.m. as a cashier rang up the cost of three joints, a $45.37 purchase representing one of the first recreational marijuana sales in the state. The moment marked the launch of a new industry in California, one that’s heavily regulated and taxed, with revenue reaching several billion dollars per year. The day has been long anticipated by cannabis advocates who pushed for voters to pass Proposition 64 in November 2016, largely decriminalizing marijuana and...
  • With new year, California's recreational pot laws take effect

    01/01/2018 3:13:52 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 01-01-2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The new year in California brings broad legalization of recreational marijuana – a much-anticipated move two decades after the state was the first to allow the use of the drug for medicinal purposes. California joins states such as Colorado -- as well as Washington, D.C. -- where pot is permitted for recreational purposes even as the federal government continues to regard the drug as a controlled dangerous substance, like LSD and heroin.