Tag Archives: drug war

White House out of touch with the rest of the country in regards to cannabis

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the Department of Justice may increase enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its recreational use. Spicer said, “there’s a big difference between the medical use which … Continue reading

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Report shows more arrests for cannabis than violent crime

A recent report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch revealed some interesting facts about the 45 year old War on Drugs. It may not come as a surprise to some to read that over 1 million people are arrested … Continue reading

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Reforming the justice system by reforming plea bargains

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about the need to reform the criminal justice system, however there has been little action and the population in American prisons continues to grow. The most notable aspect … Continue reading

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Solving the opioid crisis without handcuffs, Granite Hammers or tax-payer dollars

It’s been 45 years since Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” The Drug Policy Alliance reports, “He dramatically increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants. … Continue reading

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Snowden, Ulbricht and the myth of a fair trial

It was the first official event hosted by the Free State Project after the February 3 announcement that the group had reached it’s goal of 20,000 signers on the statement of intent to move to New Hampshire to “exert the … Continue reading

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Top 5 stories of 2015: a year in review

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest stories of the year. #5 Asset forfeiture halted!? At the beginning of the year, Eric Holder made headlines when he announced a new policy … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Rand Paul, libertarianism & Bitcoin

Several recent headlines declares “Rand Paul is the first presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin”, however those headlines are inaccurate. It could be an accurate statement that he is the first Republican Presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin. It’s even possible that … Continue reading

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