Marijuana legalization features prominently in 2020 Democrats’ criminal justice reform plans, but many repeat the common misbelief that the drug plays a major role in mass incarceration.
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On the campaign trail in Des Moines, IA, 2020 presidential hopeful and former California Attorney General, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said marijuana has “good vibes.” Partial transcript as follows: HARRIS: Right, so now what’s happening here…
Americans spent on the order of $150 billion on cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine in 2016 alone, according to a report. Researchers at the non-partisan RAND corporation found that illegal narcotics generated as much business as the amusement and gambling industry in 2016 after conducting an exhaustive analysis of drug use and spending data.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a sweeping criminal justice reform plan Sunday aimed to combat “institutional racism” in the country. The plan includes diversifying police forces, creating a civilian corps of unarmed first responders, ending cash b…
In a major win for freedom, Maryland’s top court ruled this month that police can no longer stop people based on the smell of marijuana.
According to recent data, roughly 40 percent of the country makes around $40,000 a year. According to Mike Tyson, he and his friends smoke the annual salary of those people in weed, every month.
More Americans use products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) than use marijuana or other illegal drugs, according to a Gallup poll. CBD, one of marijuana’s active ingredients, has risen swiftly in prominence despite a lack of scientific understanding or careful regulation of the substance.
The Free Beacon’s finding that Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) had locked up at least 1,560 people for marijuana-related offenses while she was California’s attorney general was off, according to California’s Department of Corrections, which now says at least 1,974 were admitted to prison under Harris.
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) dismissed an attack Wednesday by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) on her controversial record as a prosecutor, calling herself a “top-tier candidate” getting attacked by someone at “zero or 1 percent.”
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Tulsi Gabbard Slams Kamala Harris for Jailing People for Marijuana Then Laughing About Smoking It Later
Gabbard slammed Harris for her record as a California attorney general and her hypocrisy over marijuana in her strongest moments.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill Monday to further decriminalize marijuana use and expunge the records of individuals convicted on cannabis-related charges.
Two cops claimed that a woman smelled like marijuana and used that as an excuse to beat, kidnap, and cage her.
When state representative Jeff Irwin introduced a bill that would automatically expunge about 235,000 misdemeanor records for marijuana use and possession without going through the costly court system, he said he wanted to save taxpayers money.
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A serial child molester and abuser, who abused over two dozen children received just 30 days in jail as a man who helped people with a plant rots in a cage.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) claimed she misheard Thursday night’s debate question in which she signaled support for the elimination of private insurance, but this is not the first time she has swiftly reversed positions on that topic and a range of other…
In one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms to date, the state of Illinois will wipe the records of nearly 800,000 people whose lives were ruined by the war on marijuana.
After cops claimed to smell marijuana on a woman, she was brought to jail and violently sexually assaulted as police searched her body cavities for the plant.
A man who admitted to raping an 11-year-old girl was let off with NO JAIL time while another man received 25 years for selling a plant.