United States Reps. Jared Polis, a democrat from Colorado, and Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, together have ignited a spark in their efforts to focus the national spotlight on cannabis reform. Both congressmen aspire to loosen the federal government’s legal grip on the plant and to impose a federal tax on the substance.
Q: You’ve spoken out against the War on Drugs, explaining that it’s essentially a means to lock up poor people, that it actually increases drug use, and that it serves as an excuse to control foreign nations. Would you briefly elaborate on these points? A: Let’s grant that there’s a drug problem, for the sake […]
Is Cannabis treated unfairly? You better believe it. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, which is the category reserved for the most dangerous and addictive drugs. As you can see in the infographic below, Cannabis is lumped in with such drugs as heroin and gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). When […]
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Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.