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  1. Ron Strider

    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Cosponsors Bill To legalize Marijuana Across U.S.

    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is cosponsoring a bill to decriminalize marijuana across the nation and penalize states with high arrest and incarceration rates for pot-related crimes. The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, first introduced in August by Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, would remove...
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    Aphids indoors - Can I win this war?

    Hi everyone. So I now have aphid in my grow room and it's spreading slowly, 1 plant at the time. Half the plants now have aphid. So far all I could find are tricks to help control or repel them and most will only kill the actual aphids but not the eggs. So far I tried garlic solutions...
  3. Ron Strider

    Welcome To The Party, Kamala Harris

    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has seen the light! Maybe. The Democratic senator criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week after he announced he would recommit the Justice Department to the so-called War on Drugs. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions says we need to bring back the War on...
  4. Ron Strider

    NJ: Sen. Cory Booker Holds Kickoff Rally To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

    Dozens of supporters for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's proposed bill to legalize marijuana nationwide joined him in a kickoff rally on the steps of city hall Friday. Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act this week, a federal effort that would remove the drug from the list of controlled...
  5. Ron Strider

    'America's War On Drugs': Exposing Hypocrisy Of U.S. Drug Policy

    There's a great moment in the new History Channel miniseries, America's War on Drugs, when a former DEA agent named Celerino Castillo explains why America's crusade to purge drugs from the world is doomed to fail: "America is more addicted to drug money than they are addicted to drugs." After...
  6. Ron Strider

    War On Drugs Is Costing Thousands Of Lives

    While American foreign policy has for years fixated on the conflict in Syria and the Middle East, just across the border in Mexico and throughout Central America tens of thousands of people lost their lives last year because of the conflict between drug cartels competing to deliver illicit drugs...
  7. Ron Strider

    Mexico's Drug War Ranks As World's Second-Deadliest Conflict

    Readers may note that several reports and evaluations of Mexican violence in 2016 have now been released, in calendar year 2017. As examples: 1. According to statistics of the Mexican government itself, murders in Mexico increased in 2016. See Mexico's murder rate spiked in 2016 due to...
  8. Ron Strider

    The States Are Revolting Against The War On Drugs

    On the same day that Attorney General Jeff sessions announced that he would attempt to revamp the war on drugs, it came to my attention that potentially more important events regarding the war on drugs were taking place in Vermont, the “freedom and unity” state. It would seem that the state...
  9. Ron Strider

    IL: Bill Would Allow Farmers To Grow Industrial Hemp

    The Illinois Senate has helped move state farmers one step closer to a return to production of industrial hemp, unanimously approving legislation sponsored by Sen. Toi Hutchinson, whose district includes parts of Kankakee, Will, Grundy and Cook counties. Hemp was a key American farm crop...
  10. Ron Strider

    Addicted To The War On Drugs: President Trump Has Us Back In An Old-Style Fight

    America and the world have learned hard lessons about the failings of the war on drugs. For too long, we saw drugs as an invasion to be repelled rather than as a public health crisis to be answered. We treated drug addiction as a crime, not as a health issue. We incarcerated too many drug users...
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    Op-Ed - The Drug War, Mass Incarceration And Cannabis Equity

    It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood or discussed are the potential impacts that the legalized cannabis industry will have on these communities. As it stands, the bulk of the licenses held for...
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    Homeland Security Pick Says Legal Marijuana Makes It Harder To The Fight War On Drugs

    Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, was formerly the head of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), which deploys U.S. military personnel throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean to help counter drug cartels. Gen. Kelly thinks states...
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    'Adam Ruins Everything' Uses Humor To Expose The Drug War For It's Racist Tyranny

    Sometimes humor is the best way to get a serious point across, as brilliantly demonstrated by Adam Ruins Everything. On Nov. 8, in a "watershed moment," four states legalized recreational cannabis and four more legalized medical cannabis. The jig is completely up on pot prohibition. There is...
  14. K

    Artists Come Out Strong In Support Of Marijuana Legalization In California

    A group of well-known actors and musicians today came out in favor of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a voter initiative on the November 2016 ballot that will control, regulate and tax responsible adult use, sale and cultivation of marijuana in California. Artists for 64 is...
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    Florida Sheriff's Candidate Vows to Stop War on Pot

    My name is James McLynas and I am running for Sheriff of Pinellas County. While I do not have the power to hasten the change to the legalization of marijuana in Florida, an elected Sheriff has the power to expend the resources of his department in a manner that best serves the community. It...
  16. K

    What 1 Trillion Dollars And A 40 Year War Couldn't Do

    Contrary to popular belief, legalizing weed is actually slowly killing the black market for it, rather than creating drugged out criminals. As marijuana is legalized state by state, for use and cultivation, the amount that is being carried over the borders via Mexican drug cartels has...
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    Jesse Ventura Makes The Case For Cannabis

    This November, voters in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada will all decide whether to join ranks with states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington and legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and Missouri will decide whether to...
  18. K

    Marijuana Legalization - Give Peace A Chance

    On November 8, voters in eight states will decide whether or not to legalize, to one degree or another, the possession, use and sale of marijuana. If all of the measures pass, more than 86 million Americans will enjoy increased legal access to the plant: For medical use in Arkansas, Florida...
  19. K

    The DEA Has Just Been 'Toying With Us' On Legalizing Marijuana

    Last week, the DEA decided not to reschedule the classification of marijuana as a legal drug. According to federal drug codes, cannabis is still as deadly and addictive as heroin, with no known medical value. I was surprised to see how many articles were written about this decision without...
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    Ills Of The War On Drugs Are 2016's Unmentioned Issue

    In a presidential election year, Americans rightly expect to hear debates on every relevant topic. However, one topic seems to be missing from the debate this year, even when it seems compellingly relevant: the Drug War. When we talk about Mexican and Central American immigration, we ignore...