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By "Radical" Russ Belville on September 29, 2011
For the ninth time, the Obama Administration uses internet technology to solicit questions from the people on public policy.
Once again, marijuana legalization dominates the process.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 26, 2011
Urb Thrasher interviews Tommy & Kevin from The Accused live ay Seattle Hempfest; Danny Danko grow live Q&A; music by The Accused.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 16, 2011
I was so inspired that I decided to make a video compilation of Candidate Obama and President Obama’s “greatest hits” on the issue of marijuana legalization. If you don’t like the graphic reality of what the war on a medicinal house plant is doing to average Americans in their homes, you may not want to watch.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 28, 2011
The president who is a Constitutional law professor, who reveres scientific inquiry, and has some personal experience on the issue seems to have no problem perverting the Bill of Rights, rejecting science, and locking up or forcing into rehab people just like him who smoked a joint.
Posted in ACTIVISM, GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SCIENCE | Tagged Administrator Michele Leonhart, Barack Obama, Bush Administration, climate change, Decriminalization, federal government, medical marijuana program, netherlands, New York Times, Obama Administration, Washington | 5 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 11, 2011
When taxes, budget, and jobs top the Twitter ranks, it is because Twitter has its finger on the pulse of American political concerns. But if it is marijuana legalization, it is only because a small fringe stoner element is disproportionately represented online. Considering the standard set by the drug war for ignoring the simplest explanations, defying the most basic logic, and burying contradictory science, Twitter’s silencing of the legalization scream is really no surprise.
By CannaBob on May 16, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Obama administration to clarify its policy on medical marijuana following apparent inconsistencies in recent months. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the ACLU sought assurance the government would keep its promise not to arrest and prosecute workers who are complying with the law in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Posted in ACTIVISM, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SCIENCE | Tagged ACLU, american civil liberties union, Attorney General, Attorney General Eric Holder, medical marijuana, Michigan, Obama Administration | 1 Response
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 4, 2011
(Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Last week, the top federal prosecutor in Colorado sent a letter to legislators saying pot regulations could put state employees at risk of federal prosecution. Tom Raynes, executive director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, said the letter from John Walsh, the top federal prosecutor in Colorado, shows the federal government is running [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 3, 2011
Mr. Obama reveals the true intention is to stifle the development of any viable legal cannabis distribution industry. By sending threat letters to Rhode Island and Arizona, states that have created clear and unambiguous laws for medical cannabis providers to follow, it is obvious that Mr. Obama isn’t opposed to medical cannabis, per se, but terribly opposed to medical cannabusiness.
By CannaBob on February 16, 2011
A project championed by the late Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) got the axe in the fiscal year 2012 budget proposed by President Barack Obama on Monday.
The National Drug Intelligence Center is slated to receive 43.2 percent less money in 2012, going from a budget of $44 million to just $25 million.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 14, 2011
So how has President Obama shifted those resources to shrink demand? How have we gotten resources on the drug treatment end of it without automatically resorting to incarceration?
Treatment dollars went up from 40.3% to 40.7% of the overall $25 billion drug control budget. That’s a shift of 0.4%. I suppose it is a step in the right direction, but at this rate it will be 2036 before treatment is even given an equal focus as incarceration.