Lost cause 50 years of the war on drugs in Latin America

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

Opening the whole article will confirm why a picture is worth a thousand words.  More press coverage of the most clearly cataclysmically failed policy in our history!   Excerpts from the Article: June 17 marks 50 years since Richard M. Nixon declared drugs “America’s public enemy number one.” Perhaps no political decision has had a greater impact on Latin America’s recent past and present. Now journalists from the region are examining the...

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FBI used encrypted Anom app in international crime bust The FBI secretly ran an encrypted chat network that included 12,000 devices and was widely used by criminal organizations across the globe for various illegal dealings

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

Here we go again, another “massive bust”! Will this slow the supply of drugs to America’s streets? Of course not. The only way to do that is to reduce supply by warning about the dangers of drugs, not lame “just say no” or “egg in a frying pan” ads!  Drugfree.org has some good ads.   Excerpts from the Article: The FBI is celebrating a massive bust stemming from the global takedown of a popular...

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Since the nose doesn’t know pot is now legal, K-9s retire

Posted by on Jun 2, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

The times, and the laws, thank God, are a changin’!    Excerpts from the Article: Drug-sniffing police dogs from around Virginia are being forced into early retirement as the state prepares to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana on July 1. Virginia is following a trend in other states where legalization has led to K-9s being put out to pasture earlier than planned. Police dogs trained to detect the odor of marijuana will no...

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Smell of marijuana doesn’t justify stops, rules Md. appeals court

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

Another step in the right direction.   Excerpts from the Article: Simply smelling marijuana doesn’t justify a police officer stopping and investigating someone, according to a new Maryland appeals court ruling. In a ruling released last week, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals said police need “reasonable suspicion” that a crime is being committed to stop and question someone, and that just smelling weed doesn’t meet that standard....

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Even When Marijuana Is Legal, Young People Are Locked Up for It

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Featured, Uncategorized, War on Drugs |

It’s not helpful to lock them up, but advertising should be increased to warn that pot can damage brains under age 25.   Excerpts from the Article: As more states legalize recreational cannabis use, a large group is continuing to face marijuana-related criminalization: anyone under 21. Similar to alcohol laws, recreational adult-use cannabis laws permit anyone 21 and over to use cannabis recreationally. In practice, youth prohibition...

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