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California Bill Backed by PTSD War Veterans Groups Would Legalize Psychedelics Statewide

Written by on February 23, 2021 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
California Bill Backed by PTSD War Veterans Groups Would Legalize Psychedelics Statewide

California could soon decriminalize psychedelics statewide if one legislator’s new bill is passed, marking another step by the Golden State to do away with laws seen by critics as antiquated vestiges of the failed U.S. war on drugs. #psychedelics #SB519

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Despite Gov’t Fear Mongering, Arizona Sees DUIs Drop After Cannabis Legalization

Written by on February 19, 2021 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Despite Gov’t Fear Mongering, Arizona Sees DUIs Drop After Cannabis Legalization

After the passage of Prop 207, the head of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety began fear-mongering, claiming that cannabis DUIs would go up. Fortunately, he appears to be wrong. #cannabislegalization #DUIs

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Oregon Decriminalizes Low-Level Possession of All Drugs, Showing ‘Better, More Just World Is Possible

Written by on February 2, 2021 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Oregon Decriminalizes Low-Level Possession of All Drugs, Showing ‘Better, More Just World Is Possible

In what justice advocates celebrated as a major shift away from the devastating and failed policies of the nation’s so-called “war on drugs,” Oregon on Monday officially became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs with a new policy that also aims to boost access various related services. #nomoredrugwar

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Oregon Votes to Decriminalize Heroin, Cocaine, Meth, MDMA, LSD and Shrooms – as Five States Legalize Marijuana

Written by on November 5, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Oregon Votes to Decriminalize Heroin, Cocaine, Meth, MDMA, LSD and Shrooms – as Five States Legalize Marijuana

Critics of the nation’s failed so-called “War on Drugs” celebrated a number of victories Tuesday night as Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize personal drug possession and voters in five states backed the legalization of marijuana. #warondrugs #legaldrugs

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Historic Bill to Legalize Cannabis Across The US Faces House Vote This Month

Written by on September 3, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Historic Bill to Legalize Cannabis Across The US Faces House Vote This Month

The historic bill would put an end to the federal prohibition of cannabis and roll back the damages done by the failed “War on Drugs.” #legalizeweed

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Five Solutions You Won’t Hear From Politicians On How To End Police Violence Now

Posted by on June 6, 2020 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Five Solutions You Won’t Hear From Politicians On How To End Police Violence Now

Police brutality can end with a few solutions

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New York Could Soon Become the First State to Get Rid of Private Prisons

Posted by on June 22, 2019 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
New York Could Soon Become the First State to Get Rid of Private Prisons

The ostensible land of the free has more prisoners per population than any country in the world

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New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

“The dual mission of the Manhattan D.A.’s office is a safer New York and a more equal justice system,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement. “The ongoing arrest and criminal prosecution of predominantly black and brown New Yorkers for smoking marijuana serves neither of these goals.”

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What Would a Real Campaign Against Gun Violence Look Like?

Written by on December 17, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 3 Comments
What Would a Real Campaign Against Gun Violence Look Like?

You would start by examining where a lot of gun violence takes place. I know: this is a breathtaking assumption. It makes the mind reel. In the history of our species, no one has ever suggested a solution for a problem based on where the problem is located. But there’s a first time for everything.

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Legal! Historic Day for Marijuana in Alaska

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Legal! Historic Day for Marijuana in Alaska

As of February 24, the first phase of Alaska’s voter-approved Measure 2 marijuana legalization goes into effect. Beginning now, people 21 and over can legally possess up to an ounce of weed and grow up to six plants in their home.

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Oregon Farmer Gets First Hemp Growing License in 75 Years

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Oregon Farmer Gets First Hemp Growing License in 75 Years

An Oregon farmer has received the first permit to legally grow industrial hemp that has been issued by state regulators for over 75 years.

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NYC Makes Historic Move Toward Marijuana Legalization

Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
NYC Makes Historic Move Toward Marijuana Legalization

NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that possession of 25 grams or less of cannabis would no longer be an arrestable offense. As marijuana arrests become more lenient, and the acceptance of cannabis possession frees up resources for other pursuits for law-enforcement personnel, hopefully the state of New York will follow with its own laws accepting cannabis.

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Polls Show Americans Are Sick of the War On Terror, War On Drugs … And All of the Other Failed U.S. Wars

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Polls Show Americans Are Sick of the War On Terror, War On Drugs … And All of the Other Failed U.S. Wars

The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere. Support for a war against Syria is 500 percent less than for the Iraq war. Support even for the Afghanistan war has collapsed. In fact, most Americans are now strongly opposed to intervention in any Arab country. In addition, a new Pew poll also shows that the American people are sick of the war on drugs, noting that a broad majority of Americans are ready to significantly reduce the role of the criminal justice system in dealing with people who use drugs.

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