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Cannabis at the Capitol: Marijuana industry leaders lobby Congress

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Three Democratic lawmakers will herald the start of a two-day lobbying effort by marijuana entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill.

Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado plus Denny Heck of Washingtonjoined the National Cannabis Industry Association for a press conference Thursday just outside the U.S. House to talk up policy and “advocate for fair treatment of the legal cannabis industry,” according to the organization. They will spend the next two days explaining their situation to as many elected officials as possible.

Read More:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/12/marijuana-industry-leaders-lobby-congress/


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Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder


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Obama’s Effort To Free Drug War Prisoners Hits Bureaucratic Roadblocks

Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

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With the sentence commutationsannounced last week, President Barack Obama has now cut more than 300 harsh drug war prison sentences, more than the previous six presidents combined. Thousands more could be eligible for commutations, but bureaucratic obstacles inside the Justice Department mean the clock is likely to run out before Obama gets a chance to free them.

As part of the Obama administration’s emphasis on criminal justice reform and reducing the federal prison population, then Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Assistant Attorney General James Cole called on nonviolent federal drug war prisoners to seek clemency in April 2014.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/obamas-effort-to-free-drug-war-prisoners-hits-bureaucratic-roadblocks/


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Arkansas Cops Seize $20K Cash From Man With No Criminal Record

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Asset forfeiture laws have long been criticized as a way for law enforcement agencies to line their pockets in the absence of due process. Just look at the case of Annette and Dale Shattuck, whose assets were seized even though charges against them were dropped. Years after their initial arrest, the Shattucks are still trying to get their property back.

Now, another troubling asset forfeiture tale has emerged out of Arkansas, reports reason.com. State police sergeant Dennis Overton pulled over Guillermo Espinoza in July of 2013, for an unspecified "traffic stop." Overton requested a drug dog, which did not alert on Espinoza's car. (If the dog did, it would've given police probable cause for a search). 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/arkansas-cops-seize-20k-cash-man-no-criminal-record


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