the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 170-162 to pass H.B. 492, a bill that would effectively nullify federal laws on marijuana by legalizing it in the state for the general public.Details
The bill would license pharmacies, producers, and processors for a legal system defying unconstitutional federal pot prohibition. The act could take effect as early as this July.Details
The Vermont legislature will consider legalization of marijuana during the 2014 session. Passage of the bill would further nullify unconstitutional federal marijuana prohibition.Details
Score another one for freedom fighters and decentralization. Marijuana shops are now being licensed for business in Colorado!Details
While demagogues like Jesse Jackson spew propaganda falsely equating states rights with slavery, the NAACP realizes that the states can be agents for social justice fighting back against a racist, repressive, draconian federal government. That is exactly what we’ve seen with states fighting back against the war on drugs.Details
It was state-level noncompliance which brought the 18th Amendment down. The record offers a blueprint to stop federal acts like gun control and Obamacare.Details
During a large drug policy reform summit held in Denver from Oct. 23 to 26, a panel convened to consider jury nullification as a tool to bring the so-called ‘War On Drugs’ to a halt.
The event, co-hosted by groups including the ACLU and NORML, was planned to ‘explore the history of jury nullification, its use in drug cases, how to use jury nullification as an advocacy tool, and strategies for building a jury nullification movement to stem the tide of the drug war,’ according to a recent Huffington Post article.Details
Nullification of unconstitutional marijuana criminalization laws is alive and well.
In the last 17 years, the DEA has performed 528 raids, with 270 of those under Pres. Obama (51 percent). So, Obama is keeping up, and even surpassing, the pace on domestic raids. That’s despite 26 states either decriminalizing marijuana, legalizing it for medical use or legalizing it completely.
But how effective is this effort? It may appear that the federal government can still shut down whatever drug activity they want. But can they really?Details
A recent Washington Times article by Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union attempts to portray President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder as hippies who want everyone to smoke ganja, and who don’t care a lick about enforcing federal drug laws.
This is an asinine distortion meant only to serve the ridiculous Republican Party establishment talking points that Obama is ‘soft on drugs’ and needs to double-down on federal enforcement.Details
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi took her party’s cold war mentality to the Florida Supreme Court this week.
Bondi is challenging the People United for Medical Marijuana ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana.Details