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Utah's Republican Sen. Mike Lee: Criminal justice reform legislation has momentum

Posted on Friday, Feb 12, 2016 10:58 AM by Washington Post

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during the Washington Post Live "Out of Jail, Into Society" event on Feb. 10 in Washington. ( Photo by Kate Patterson for The Washington Post)

By Sari Horwitz

The Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- The co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation to reduce some mandatory minimum drug and gun sentences said Wednesday that he is hopeful Congress can still pass the bill despite recent setbacks.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said issues have arisen that have slowed the legislation -- considered by advocates of sentencing reform to be the most significant in decades. But "I don't believe it's stalled," he said at "Out of Jail, Into Society," a Washington Post Live event about prison reform.

Lee said: "It's getting momentum. . . . True, it can't pass without Republicans. Are there detractors? Sure. But those who are with us outnumber those who are against us."

In October, a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans, including Lee, introduced the criminal-justice reform legislation, which Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, called a "historic bill" that was the "product of thoughtful bipartisan deliberation."

To illustrate the need for changes in drug sentencing, Lee highlighted the case of a Utah constituent of his, Weldon Angelos, 36, a father of three who was sentenced to 55 years in a federal prison after being arrested for selling marijuana three times to a police informant.

When Lee was a federal prosecutor in Salt Lake City in 2004, one of Lee's colleagues prosecuted Angelos. But Lee has now called on Obama to grant him clemency. On Tuesday, the former federal judge who sentenced him, Paul G. Cassell, also asked the president to grant clemency.

The criminal justice reform legislation, meanwhile, has hit several snags. A number of senators in recent days have raised concerns that the bill, if passed, could free violent criminals. One major political obstacle is the existence of House legislation that would require prosecutors to prove a defendant's criminal intent to win convictions for certain federal crimes.

President Barack Obama and several congressional Democrats said this rule is an attempt to make it more difficult for the federal government to prosecute corporations -- and they have warned that passing it could derail other criminal-justice legislation.

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to Obama, said that the initiative to grant clemency to nonviolent drug offenders is "a top priority for the president." She said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and "the entire team" at the Justice Department are committed to sorting through clemency petitions from thousands of inmates and figuring out which ones meet the criteria set by department officials.

Jarrett said: "But the real key here is, let's not put all our eggs in granting clemency. Let's make sure these people are not incarcerated in the first place. Let's make sure we are really being sensible. And when we have judges around the country saying that their hands are tied, and that they are anguishing over the fact that they can't treat the facts of each circumstance as they deem appropriate, tells us that we have to do something."

"Let's keep people out of the system in the first place," Jarrett said.

Vermont police dogs are no longer being trained to detect cannabis

Posted on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 5:35 PM by Online Staff

In anticipation of the Vermont's likely legalization of marijuana, the state's drug-sniffing police dogs are no longer being trained to recognize the plant's smell, reports Ganjapreneur and others.

Robert Ryan, head K-9 training coordinator for Vermont, told The Times Argus that the change was actually first proposed last year, though not put into effect until this year's course.

Currently, Vermont is poised to become one of the first states in the nation to legalize cannabis through legislative action, not a voter initiative. Legislation to such an end is expected to soon appear in the state Senate for discussion.

Cannabis, because of its potent odor, is easier than most other substances for dogs to learn to detect, Ryan explained. "If for some reason it doesn't become legalized, it's an odor that [dogs] can be trained to alert on later," he said.

"The dogs that are already trained to smell marijuana are still going to be used," Ryan said, though they would be reserved only for situations where cannabis would still be worth detecting -- like prisons and public schools, for example.

Bill would legalize marijuana In Connecticut

Posted on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 2:30 PM by Online Staff

Connecticut lawmakers are looking at a bill this week that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older, reports Russell Blair at the Hartford Courant.

Rep. Juan Candelaria, a Democrat from New Haven, introduced the bill on Thursday. It would make it legal for adults to grow, sell and use marijuana, subject to some restrictions.

"I'm going to be pushing very hard," Candelaria told Capitol Watch. "I'm going to be engaging my leadership in conversation to at least allow a public hearing."

Candelaria introduced a similar measure last year but it was never raised in committee.

Other New England states have been studying the issue of legalizing marijuana this year. Maine will have adult-use marijuana on the ballot in November, the result of a successful voter petition drive. And two Democrats in Rhode Island plan to raise a legalization bill this week, the Associated Press reports.

Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Connecticut in 2012, and dispensaries began selling the drug in 2014. By this summer, there will be nine dispensaries in the state counting three new licenses awarded in January.

Patients who suffer from cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDs, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, intractable spasticity related to nerve damage in the spinal cord, epilepsy, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder qualify for the program.

Illinois doctors skittish about recommending medical marijuana

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 4:11 PM by Online Staff

Marijuana clones are monitored inside the "Clone Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois' fledgling medical marijuana industry is suffering from a dearth of doctors willing to recommend patients is among the hurdles the state's fledgling industry needs to overcome, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Some detractors believe Illinois' efforts to make its program stricter than those of other states has created a situation where too much is required of doctors and patients before they can be certified.

Patients seeking medical marijuana inquire almost daily with Dr. Rahul Khare at his storefront health care clinic in Lincoln Park.

They come with cancer, spinal cord diseases, rheumatoid arthritis. Some have been turned down for a cannabis referral by the doctors they see regularly, not because they might not qualify, Khare contends, but because many physicians are hesitant to refer anyone for marijuana.

Khare, who said he has been writing marijuana referrals for only a few weeks, sympathizes with doctors who don't want to put patients on pot but believes some are unfairly withholding a drug that could bring relief to many.

"Three months ago, marijuana was an illicit drug (in Illinois). If a patient said they were using it, it was my responsibility to put my hand on their shoulder and say, ‘I must tell you, it's illegal.' Now -- boom! It's a very different mindset for physicians," said Khare, a former Northwestern University physician who now runs the Innovative Express Care clinic in Chicago. "... Patients (I've recommended for marijuana) are so appreciative."

That also may be one reason why a single doctor was responsible for writing the referrals for almost one-third of the 3,300 patients who completed the certification application as of last June, according to the state's last annual report on the medical marijuana pilot program. Another doctor was responsible for referring an additional 101 patients, the report said.

Under state law, doctors must have a "bona fide relationship" with a patient to provide him or her a medical pot referral. The physician must assess the patient's medical history, review relevant records from the past year, conduct a physical exam, confirm that a patient has one of about 40 qualifying ailments and then provide ongoing care for that condition.

Australia is about to legalize growing marijuana nationwide

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 3:57 PM by Online Staff

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo by Adam.J.W.C. via Wikimedia Commons)

Australia appears set to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use nationwide, reports Quartz.

A bill introduced to parliament Wednesday (Feb. 10) by the Liberal Party would amend the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967. It looks guaranteed to become law, as the main opposition party immediately pledged support for it.

Under the proposal a national licensing and permit scheme would be established for supplying medical cannabis to patients with painful and chronic conditions. It's expected to become law by the end of March.

"This government understands that there are some Australians suffering from severe conditions for which cannabis may have applications and we want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available," health minister Sussan Ley told parliament.

Some Australian states, including Victoria, had already started down the path of legalizing cannabis cultivation for medical uses. The bill introduced Wednesday clears the way for a national policy. "I am confident creating one single, nationally consistent cultivation scheme, rather than eight individual arrangements, will not only help speed up the legislative and regulatory process, but ultimately access to medicinal cannabis products as well," Ley added in a statement.

In Ohio, a last-ditch effort to put medical marijuana on 2016 ballot

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 11:40 AM by Online Staff

By Laura A. Bischoff

Cox Newspapers

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A team of veteran political operatives put out a 22-page proposal that offers up its political talent to help weed business interests with deep pockets take a run at putting a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters in November.

Calling itself ARC Reaction, the group includes Democrat Aaron Pickrell, who was a senior policy advisor in the Strickland administration, Republican Mike Hartley, who served as a senior staffer in the Kasich administration, and Democrat Steven Stenberg, a Washington, D.C.-based direct mail and political strategist.

ARC Reaction is look for investors to pony up $300,000 by Feb. 15 for initial research and chip in another $1.5 million by March 1 and $3.5 million more by April 1 to collect the 305,000 valid voter signatures required by early July to qualify for the statewide ballot.

Pickrell declined to comment on the plan.

ARC Reaction proposes putting together an "industry table" that would fund and craft the initiative. "Write the law -- as YOU see fit. If this table is first to the space, we take the lead in crafting the initiative AND the regulatory framework for implementation. Guided by polling, we will work with the table to find the best strategy that fits electorally and from a lobbying perspective," it says.

The proposal emerges just as Marijuana Policy Project, a national advocacy group, is taking a look at launching a medical marijuana ballot issue in Ohio and the General Assembly explores how it wants to tailor a medical marijuana law.

Just three months ago, Ohio voters soundly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and grant exclusive cultivation rights to the 10 investor groups that were bankrolling the campaign. Issue 3 failed by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio.

But polls show widespread support for adult use of medical marijuana. Indeed, 23 states already have some sort of comprehensive medical marijuana program.

Laura A. Bischoff writes for the Dayton Daily News.

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Marijuana: growing up mellow

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 11:00 AM by Online Staff

Marijuana plant (Photo by B. Dungeon, courtesy of Washington University School of Medicine)

Marijuana use is on the rise, with an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States reportedly using the drug at least once in 2013, according to a new study that looked at drug usage over the span of a decade.

But that research, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also shows that the rate of pot use did not double from 2002 to 2013 -- as had been reported in the fall -- and that the rate of problems related to the drug remained steady.

The Washington University researchers found that rather than doubling, the increase in marijuana use among adults was closer to 20 percent over the same time period and that problems related to using pot, such as addiction, remained steady or even declined.

The new findings are in stark contrast to data published in 2015 by another team of researchers. They had suggested the percentage of U.S. adults using marijuana had more than doubled from 2002 to 2013, with a similar increase in the rate of marijuana-use disorders.

But the new research comes with a caveat: Even though the percentage of adults smoking pot has not doubled, an overall higher percentage of people reported using the drug in 2013 than had been reported in the previous study. That study had indicated that 9.5 percent of American adults used the drug, as compared with 12.5 percent in this study.

The new findings are available in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the same journal that published the 2015 report.

Richard A. Grucza, PhD, studies drug use patterns at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

"It's not surprising that marijuana use is on the rise -- several states have legalized it for either medicinal or recreational use -- but our data suggest that the use rate hasn't come close to doubling," said first author Richard A. Grucza, PhD, a professor of psychiatry.

"That doesn't mean there are no problems. The two studies agree that close to 1 in 10 adults uses the drug. The difference is that we believe the 2002 survey for the other study underestimated the percentage of adults using the drug."

The discrepancy is traced to how researchers obtained the data they analyzed for their respective studies. The study reported last year relied on two face-to-face interviews conducted in 2002-03 and 2012-13. The initial wave of those interviews was conducted by U.S. Census workers.

In contrast, the Washington University researchers used data gathered annually using computer surveys and that did not rely on face-to-face interviews. The collection of that data was overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

"Data from face-to-face surveys previously have been demonstrated to be more sensitive to social attitudes than data collected anonymously," Grucza said. "People may say one thing to an interviewer but something else on an anonymous computer survey, particularly when the questions deal with an illegal substance."

As several states have legalized some form of marijuana use and social taboos have lifted, Grucza said it's likely that some people who may have been uncomfortable telling an interviewer in 2002 that they used marijuana were willing to be more open a decade later.

The face-to-face survey found the percentage of adult users rose from 4.1 percent in 2002-03 to 9.5 percent in 2012-13, for an overall increase of 131 percent. Meanwhile, the computerized surveys noted an increase from 10.5 percent to 12.5 percent in that same span -- a significant rise of about 20 percent, but much less than the more than doubling reported in the other study.

The face-to-face study also reported that marijuana-use disorders had doubled from 2002 to 2013, rising from 1.5 percent to 2.9 percent of those who reported using the drug. Meanwhile, the computerized survey Grucza's team analyzed found no change in the number of problems related to pot.

"We're certainly seeing some increases in marijuana use," Grucza said. "But our survey didn't notice any increase in marijuana-related problems. Certainly, some people are having problems so we should remain vigilant, but the sky is not falling."

Vireo Health looks for more medical marijuana opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 7:28 AM by Online Staff

Guy Lindblom picks unnecessary leaves from mature cannabis plants at the Minnesota Medical Solutions growing facility in Otsego, Minn. MinnMed is one of only two companies supplying the state's medical marijuana. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Medical marijuana venture Vireo Health is seeking $31.5 million in equity financing as it prepares to expand into more states, reports MedicalJane.com.

According to CEO Dr. Kyle Kingsley, the Minneapolis-based parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) is close to reeling in $6 million of that amount.

As of today, Vireo's staff has a headcount of nearly 50 employees but expects its staff to expand ten-fold in the upcoming years. Vireo is largely targeting individual investors as opposed to institutional funds, an approach it used to bankroll its original launch in Minnesota and New York.

Minnesota only has two state-approved growers, which creates an obvious oligopoly in the state. As such, MinnMed and Minnesota competitor LeafLine Labs have not struggled to raise significant amounts of funding. MinnMed previously landed $16.6 million, while LeafLine Labs has already raised over $14 million.

Vireo Health plans on targeting Maryland, Georgia and Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida.

In November, Vireo announced it will expand into developing cannabis-based drugs for Food and Drug Administration review. The business will use some of capital from the ongoing round to fund research in that area, according to Kingsley.

Marijuana-based vaginal suppositories hit market in California, Colorado

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 11:34 AM by Online Staff

Forget ibuprofen or hot water bottles, women in the marijuana states of California and Colorado are inserting suppositories made with marijuana extracts into their vaginas in a quest to banish period pain, reports the Huffington Post UK.

The tampon-like products, called Foria Relief, are made from cocoa butter with added tetrahydrocannabinol (known as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), inflammation-reducing components of the marijuana plant.

The aim is to block period pain and suppress inflammation. And no, it doesn't make you high.

Many women experience period pain as the muscular wall of the womb contracts and presses against neighboring blood vessels, according to reports WN.com. This cuts off the blood supply to the womb, and causes pain.

Sold in packs of four for $44, each Foria Relief capsule contains 60 mg of THC and 10 mg of cannabidiol, as well as cocoa butter.

"Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilizing modern extraction techniques to standardize purity and potency, thereby ensuring a safe and accessible experience for all women," the Foria website states.

Here's a review by the BBC.

Florida legislators revive bill to legalize normal marijuana for terminally ill

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 9:02 AM by Online Staff

By Mary Ellen Klas

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

TALLAHASSEE -- After months of being sidelined, a bill to legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients resurfaced in the Florida House on Monday with a rewrite that restores the number of eligible growers to five.

The bill, HB 307, was approved by the House Appropriations Subcommittee by a 9-2 vote, leaving it one more stop before getting to the full House. If approved, it will allow terminally ill Floridians with less than one year to live to have legal access to marijuana grown by the five authorized distributors.

The bill, and its companion SB 460, is an expansion of the "Right to Try" law passed last year which allows terminally ill patients to have access to experimental drugs not approved for general use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Senate version of the bill is ready for a vote in that chamber.

Under the state's Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, the Department of Health in November awarded licenses to five nurseries that have been in business for at least 30 years and have grown a minimum of 400,000 plants. They will be allowed to grow, process and dispense marijuana low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabidiol, or CBD. Authorized patients who suffer from seizures, severe muscle spasms or cancer are eligible to receive low-THC cannabis, commonly known as Charlotte's Web.

The House bill to allow the growers to also cultivate full-strength cannabis is sponsored by Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, and Katie Edwards, D-Plantation.

The measure is driven by both compassion and economics. It allows the existing five growers to expand their market -- and profitability -- by allowing them to sell all strains of marijuana to patients whom two doctors have determined have only a year to live. It also gives patients legal access to marijuana in all forms for palliative use.

"If you have a year left to live, you're going to try whatever you think may be helpful," said Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, who supported the bill. "Frankly, you're not going to care whether it's legal or not."

The House subcommittee unanimously approved an amendment sought by Gaetz that removes a controversial provision that would have expanded the number of authorized marijuana growers from five to 20.

In November, the House Criminal Justice Committee adopted an amendment by Rep. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, that would do away with the nursery restrictions and allow up to 20 licenses.

The measure was pushed by black

farmers who complained that they had been shut out of the competition to grow the non-euphoric cannabis because none of them had been operating 30 years ago due to the federal government's lending practices, which they contend discriminated against them for decades.

But expanding the number of distributors to 20 also threatened to unravel the already precarious approval process that has stalled the sale of the low-THC cannabis to families of sick children since the bill was enacted in 2014. The department has already faced a series of lawsuits and has been hit with another three from a competing companies who lost the licensing bid.

Gaetz said that expanding the number of distributors would cost the state $1.3 million in regulation costs and urged the committee to remove Bracy's amendment. None of the black farmers who had sought the provision in November were in the audience Monday.

Gaetz told the Times/Herald that he has "not heard a cogent argument as to why 30 years ago African-Americans couldn't have a nursery license. This was the 1980s, not the 1880s."

But several medical marijuana advocates urged the committee to expand the number of licenses to end the lawsuits and lengthy delays that have stalled access to the non-euphoric cannabis in Florida.

Cathy Jordan, 65, of Parrish in Manatee County told the committee she grows her own marijuana and smokes it to combat her amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, but others are not willing to risk breaking the law as she has.

"It's very convenient for me, but you guys have all the power and right now, they need your help," she said. "More than five dispensaries should be available because there are a lot of children that need your help."

Jodi James, executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, also urged legislators to keep the 20 dispensaries in the bill.

"We want to see patients getting this and my biggest concern is that when you only have five dispensaries, they are going to have a market," she said. "They are cornering that market."

Ron Watson, lobbyist for AltMed, a Sarasota-based company that hopes to provide pharmaceutical support to the marijuana industry, also warned that not expanding the number of licenses was short-sighted.

"We can all agree we want this up and running but, unfortunately, a regulated monopoly with vertical integration has no free market competition to drive down prices," he said.

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"federal prosecutor"1A Drug War Carol, page 18
prohibition_agency : various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibitiongovernment drug warrior

prohibition agency
[news] [concept]

"police" "prosecutor" "prosecutors" "Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" drug dog6Drug Enforcement Administration
drugwarfacts.org/military.htm
trac.syr.edu/tracdea/
dare.procon.org
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
https://www.google.com/search?q=...
 drug detecting canine

drug dog 75%
[news] [concept]

"police dogs" "K-9"3Sniffer dogs get it wrong four out of five times (2011)
mapinc.org/find?237
lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/laredo-...
Clever Hans
 legalization
[news] [concept]
"legalizing marijuana" "legalize marijuana" "marijuana legalization" "legalization of marijuana" "legalization of marijuana, the state's drug-sniffing" "legalization" "legalize" "legalized"21mapinc.org/decrim.htm
 psychoactive plant

plants
[news] [concept]

cannabis erowid.org/plants/plants.shtml
 intoxicant
[news] [concept]
cannabis  
medical_cannabis : cannabis for medical usemedical cannabis
[news] [concept]
"medical cannabis" "Medical Marijuana" "medical pot" "medicinal cannabis" "Medicinal marijuana" "marijuana for medical" "Patients seeking medical marijuana" "Patients (I've recommended for marijuana" "patients legal access to marijuana" "marijuana for terminally ill patients" "marijuana to patients" "Medical Marijuana Home - Medical Marijuana" "Marijuana Home - Medical Marijuana Medical" "marijuana legalization Florida medical" "Medicine) Marijuana" "Charlotte's Web"39medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/
drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm
mapinc.org/mmj.htm
mapinc.org/find?253
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
 narcotic
[news] [concept]
"Narcotic"1Managing Pain
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"Marijuana" "marijuana-use" "marijuana-related" "Marijuana-based" "cannabis" "cannabis-based" "pot" "smoking pot" "THC" "tetrahydrocannabinol" "cannabidiol" "CBD" "weed" medical cannabis cannabis industry103Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies
MAPInc.org Cannabis Link DB
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org
cannabisculture.com
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
drugwarfacts.org/marijuan.htm
mapinc.org/pot.htm
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 cannabis industry 85%
[news] [concept]
"marijuana industry" "Ganjapreneur" "marijuana venture" "Marijuana-based vaginal suppositories hit market"5https://www.newcannabisventures....
google.com/search?q=industry+can...
 various drugs
[news] [concept]
"pharmaceutical" "drug" "drug-sniffing" "Drugs"25 
 various illegal drugs
[news] [concept]
"illicit drug"1mapinc.org
drugwarfacts.org
DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
drugwarfacts.org/drugtest.htm
 incarceration
[news] [concept]
"Jail" "prison" "prisons" "incarcerated" "inmates" mandatory minimums clemency7Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States
drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons and...
aclu.org/combating-mass-incarcer...
november.org
mapinc.org/prison.htm
hermes-press.com/prisons drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
thedailysheeple.com/prisons-are-...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
 mandatory minimums
[news] [concept]
"mandatory minimum"1drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/52
mapinc.org/find?199
criticalresistance.org/
famm.org/
counterpunch.org/2013/12/06/i-tu...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
 clemency
[news] [concept]
"clemency"6 
 youth 60%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5 ssdp.org/
mapinc.org/youth.htm
 school
[news] [concept]
"schools" "School" "University"10ssdp.org/
 aggrandizing government

aggrandizement
[news] [concept]

"officials" "authorized"4Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
lewrockwell.com/2014/07/thomas-d...
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
 mainstream (controlled) media

msm
[news] [concept]

mockingbird Mainstream Media
whowhatwhy.org/2014/04/09/media-...
archive.lewrockwell.com/orig14/a...
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20...
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
msm.rt.com/
sputniknews.com/europe/20160225/...
 Mockingbird / Wurlitzer; US intel-controlled media

mockingbird
[news] [concept]

"New York Times" "Washington Post" assoc press6Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer
carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
reuters.com/article/2014/07/27/u...
https://web.archive.org/web/2013...
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 assoc press
[news] [concept]
"Associated Press" "AP"3carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
Associated Press (AP) - Mockingbird / Wurlitzer

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    assoc_press concept - AP - Associated Press - long linked with "Mighty Wurlitzer" intel ops like, "Operation Mockingbird"
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    school concept
    youth concept
    clemency concept
    mandatory_minimums concept - mandatory minimum sentencing
    incarceration concept - Prisons, Jails and Probation
    various_illegal_drugs concept - general terms for illegal drugs
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    cannabis_industry concept - cannabis industry - (emerging) marijuana, cannabis industries; marijuana businesses; stock market marijuana plays; pot venture capital
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    cannabis
    narcotic concept - a drug that dulls senses, relieves pain, induces sleep
    medical_cannabis concept - cannabis for medical use
    medical_cannabis
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    legalization concept - drug decrim. or legalisaton
    drug_dog concept - canine used to detect illegal drugs
    prohibition_agency concept - various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibition
    prohibition_agency
    govt_prohib_other concept - prohibitionist who gets (or has gotten in the past) a government paycheck or money to bolster prohibition, but mentioned in many non-drug-related articles, too
    flcan concept - Florida Cannabis Action Network
    mpp concept - Marijuana Policy Project
    drug_reform_ngo concept - drug policy reform organization
    drug_law concept
    drug_ngo concept
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    moral_imperative concept
    propaganda_theme8 concept
    propaganda_theme8
    dissent_attacked concept - drug war propaganda theme: dissent attacked
    dissent_silenced concept - drug war propaganda theme: dissent silenced
    propaganda_theme7 concept - drug war propaganda theme: total prohibiton or access
    propaganda_theme7
    propaganda_theme6 concept - drug war propaganda theme: demonize; use of drugs is epidemic; war
    propaganda_theme6
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme5
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    propaganda_theme4
    use_is_abuse concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme3
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    addiction concept - addition or drug dependency
    propaganda_theme1 concept - drug war propaganda theme: hated groups
    propaganda_theme1
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition