CANNABIS CULTURE- The majority of clinical research points to cannabis’ numerous health benefits. State-based medical marijuana programs continue to expand, reaching 29 states across the U.S. Recreational cannabis has recently expanded to eight.
A drone dropped a package of heroin, marijuana and tobacco in the recreation yard of an Ohio prison last week, sparking a fight among inmates trying to pick up the contraband, prison officials said on Tuesday.
President Obama took a major step towards ending the War on Drugs by commuting the sentences of 46 convicted federal prisoners for nonviolent, drug-related crimes, at least eight of whom were serving life sentences.
In one fell swoop, the president has doubled the number of drug sentence commutations issued during his term of office. It's a start.
The scent of criminal justice reform is in the air on Capitol Hill this year. Now, a broad coalition is calling for reforms to be deep and serious.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Federal drug sentencing reforms adopted earlier this year by the US Sentencing Commission went into effect today.
U.S. prisons are still mostly occupied by men, but women are getting thrown behind bars at a much faster rate these days, largely because of the war on drugs.
This uptick in arrests comes even though pot remains widely used, available, and perceived of as safe by most Americans.
The Obama administration's drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won't keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing punitive policies that have made America's long war on drugs widely unpopular.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department is formally supporting a US Sentencing Commission proposal