prosecutors

  1. Ron Strider

    Indiana Prosecutors Vehemently Oppose Medical Marijuana

    Indiana's county prosecutors remain vehemently opposed to any form of marijuana legalization and insist the plant "is not medicine" amid a push by a conservative state lawmaker to have it recognized as such. The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys argues any type of marijuana...
  2. Ron Strider

    Why Is Sessions Doubling Down On A Failed Drug War?

    We should focus on promoting smart policies that end this opioid crisis that's ravaging our communities. Attorney Jeff Sessions claimed to be committed to doing this, but he has now issued a memorandum instructing federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable...
  3. Ron Strider

    Sessions Orders Return To Tough Drug War Policies, Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to return to tough policies against drug abusers, ending a push by the Obama administration to clear prisons of lower-level criminals serving long, mandatory minimum sentences. He rescinded two policy memos signed by a...
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    AZ: Feds Bust Former Execs From Drug Firm That Bankrolled Anti-Marijuana Campaign

    Remember how prosecutors in Arizona took big money the drug company Insys Therapeutics to defeat the initiative that would have legalized small amounts of marijuana? Well, prosecutors in Massachusetts busted former executives of that same company on charges of racketeering, with allegations...
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    TX: Reducing Pot Prosecutions One County At A Time

    Some Texas cities are taking direct action to dial back the drug wars and reduce their jail population. As lawmakers have wrestled in recent years with easing restrictions on marijuana use — an issue they likely will confront again when they convene in January — prosecutors in the state's...
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    Prosecutors In Missouri Try To Block Medical Marijuana From November Ballot

    Kansas City, Mo. - The debate over medical marijuana continues in Missouri. A group of prosecutors is trying to block medical marijuana from the November ballot. The group claims that marijuana is a gateway drug. Barry Grissom, a former U.S. Attorney for Kansas, told 41 Action News there...
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    Prosecutors In Missouri Try To Block Medical Marijuana From November Ballot

    Kansas City, Mo. - The debate over medical marijuana continues in Missouri. A group of prosecutors is trying to block medical marijuana from the November ballot. The group claims that marijuana is a gateway drug. Barry Grissom, a former U.S. Attorney for Kansas, told 41 Action News there...
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    Are Big Texas Cities Going Easier On Pot?

    Around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2012, John Myers was returning home from visiting a friend when a Lakeway officer pulled him over along RM 620 for a broken tail light on his Ford pickup. After questioning, Myers, then 42, confessed to hiding marijuana under his seat and stashing a pipe in the...
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    MO: Medical Marijuana Advocates To Greene Co. - Back Off Our Ballot Initiative

    While waiting outside the Greene County courthouse Wednesday morning, little Ayden Markum had a cluster of five seizures. The 3-year-old has intractable epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Ashley Markum comforted her son, letting him know that she was there. She then pushed his wheelchair in circles...
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    MO: Medical Marijuana Advocates To Greene Co. - Back Off Our Ballot Initiative

    While waiting outside the Greene County courthouse Wednesday morning, little Ayden Markum had a cluster of five seizures. The 3-year-old has intractable epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Ashley Markum comforted her son, letting him know that she was there. She then pushed his wheelchair in circles...