Friendly Reminder to Stand Up for Your Rights… With Video!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Never open the door for police. These guys made a great decision and served a wonderful example for Americans everywhere. There is absolutely no reason for the police to need to enter this home, but for some reason they are adamant about getting inside. Remember, the police have absolutely no right to enter your home with two exceptions: 1) they have a search warrant and 2) they hear a crime being committed, also known as exigent circumstance.

Whoever that officer was clearly just wanted to jerk off his dick of power, since the citizen had the “upper hand” by having the door closed. By gaining entry, the cop was able to exercise his power as an authority figure, and the citizen opened himself up to a world of potential trouble. Fortunately the officer meant no ill in this instance, but the moral stands: never open the door for the cops.

“It has nothing to do with being a man, it has to do with being a citizen.” Absolutely goddamn right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAEq0l7bxTw&feature=youtu.be

Cannabis is Not Harmful to Your Lungs

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Every anti-weed advocate just lost possibly their most valuable argument.

“The researchers followed more than 5,000 people over two decades and found that regularly smoking marijuana — the equivalent of up to a joint a day over seven years — did not impair performance on a lung function test.

“In something of a twist, the researchers found that compared to nonsmokers, marijuana users performed slightly better on the lung function test, though the improvement was minuscule.”

Epic. I think I’ll go take some puffs of this finely crafted BHO in celebration! While I do that, check out the rest of the article:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/marijuana-smoking-does-not-harm-lungs-study-finds/

Message from the Writing Staff of “The Wire”

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

In this passionate open letter to Americans, writing staff of “The Wire” point out some of the obvious flaws with the drug war, and make a suggestion of what the average, broke, well-meaning American can do to help. The authors do suggest that perhaps the role of TV writer is not the best suited for social commentary. I wholeheartedly disagree. If there is a better suited role than the most universal form of American entertainment to shed light on an issue, I’d love to hear it. Obviously this can go wrong, in the form of Fox News, for example, but when it goes right, I’ll be damned if it isn’t spectacular.

As an avid “The Wire” enthusiast, I was excited to read this. It wasn’t too surprising, however, given the nature of the show, to learn of their opinions on the matter. Regardless, I think it could be a very beneficial, and perhaps enlightening, read to the less “involved” in our culture.

Without further ado: The Wire’s War on the Drug War

Drug Raid on Law Professor Ends with One Pissed Off Law Professor

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Apparently the DEA really doesn’t discriminate. I suppose this is a good thing, since blacks outnumber whites 4-1 in American jails, and they are outnumbered 6-1 in the population of the US. But once again, the lack of oversight and general lack of interest in gathering worthwhile evidence tacks on another repetitive mark under “failed police raid on innocent American’s home.” This time, however, the victim of the raid was not an average American. Where most people would have neither the time nor resources to pursue any type of restitution, this UC Hastings professor vows to take his case as far as possible. At one time even being quoted saying he will not stop until “I see [the agents’] houses sold at auction and their kids’ college tuitions taken away from them.”

While it’s fairly unlikely that any repercussions will befall the individual officers involved in this case, it is possible that the infuriated professor, Clark Freshman, will see some sort of monetary compensation. It is historically a fruitless venture to take on any wing of the American government, especially the judicial sect. And for obvious reasons. But then again, this is not the ordinary citizen, and he probably has some friends in high places. I’ll be interested to see how this one turns out.

You can view the full story here.

Marijuana Initiatives Pass Vote In Michigan and Massachusetts

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

From the article:

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On election day, Michigan became the thirteenth state to legalize the physician supervised possession and use of cannabis. According to early returns, more than 60 percent of Michigan voters decided in favor of Proposal 1, which establishes a state-regulated system regarding the use and cultivation of medical marijuana by qualified patients.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, some 65 percent of voters (and virtually every town) decided “yes” on Question 2, which reduces minor marijuana possession to a fine-only offense. Like in Michigan, voters rejected a high-profile, deceptive ad campaign by the measure’s opponents, who argued that it would increase adolescent drug abuse, permit large-scale marijuana trafficking, endanger workplace safety, and sharply increase traffic fatalities.

Worker Gets 16 Years For 2 Grams Of Marijuana

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

MANILA, Philippines—Less than two grams of marijuana hidden in a rolled-up newspaper cost a construction worker up to 16 years in prison after a Pasig judge found him guilty of drug possession Thursday.

Full article at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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This is insane. My mind is blown. A huge portion of humanity is still stuck in the dark ages. Where some of us make progress, others step backward, trip and fall. Leave your comments on this disgraceful violation of human rights.

Multi-Million Dollar Grow Busted in Alabama

Friday, October 10th, 2008

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has uncovered a mult-million dollar indoor pot operation which has been growing marijuana in a warehouse for three years.

Deputies raided the building at 911 41st Street North in Birmingham Thursday night after a two month investigation.

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Full article.

The article states that between 400 and 500 plants were confiscated. I’m a little skeptical over the assessed value of the pot, but I think it has been pretty well established by now that our government vastly overinflates the value of street drug seizures. The part of the article about the pot being able to cause “LSD-like hallucinations” would be humorous if it weren’t for the large contingent of ignorant folk who believe statements like this.

Leave your thoughts below.

Border guards seize $2.5M worth of marijuana

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From the article:

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Chief Ron Smith of the Detroit offices of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the drugs were sealed in 602 individual plastic packages. “The people packing them hope that they’re airtight so that it reduces the scent. In this case, they were vacuum-sealed,” Smith said.

“It doesn’t always work for them because once you have a substance like that, as you’re packing it the scent actually gets on the outside of the packaging too.”

The total weight of the drugs seized was 327 kilograms.

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How To: Not Get Busted

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Reading this could very well keep you out of jail.

It sucks to get busted. The above document, which was written by VladTemplar, tells you exactly what to do when the police attempt a violation of your rights. Have you ever wondered where the best place to store your drugs while driving is? Wonder no more (the trunk). You will also be instructed on how to deal with police who bang loudly on your door when you’re just trying to toke and listen to a little music. More advanced topics such as search warrants and the ol’ stop and frisk are also covered.

Washington State: 24 Ounces, 15 Plants OK for 60-Day Medical Supply

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Full article from the Seattle Times

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A new rule determining how much pot constitutes a 60-day supply for medical marijuana users was finalized today, a decade after Washington voters passed an initiative legalizing marijuana for people suffering from terminal and debilitating illnesses.

The new state rule, which goes into effect Nov. 2, sets the supply limit at 24 ounces of usable marijuana plus 15 plants.

The 24-ounce amount is unchanged from an earlier draft of the rule. Some states allow more, others less. It’s the same amount in Oregon.

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