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Drug War Gone Mad: Three-Year-Old Forcibly Catheterized By South Dakota DSS Workers

A three-year-old boy was forcibly catheterized on behest of South Dakota Dept. of Social Services employees during a child abuse and neglect investigation after marijuana was found in a woman’s home, a federal lawsuit states. Catheterization occurs when a tube is inserted into someone’s bladder through their urethra. In other words, medical staff penetrated a three-year-old boy’s penis hole against his will ...

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The Move Toward Federalization Of Police

The agenda to consolidate federal authority over local law enforcement dates back decades, but lets get you up to speed on what has occurred in just the last several years. In 2011 the consolidation of police departments to regional agencies became commonplace as budget cuts and funding was blamed for the cause of this merging of local forces into one ...

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The Future Of The Drug War: Pot Breathalyzers

Among the growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana in states across the country, expect the drug warriors to not go down without a fight. Police are already searching and confiscating food in many states under the auspices of combating THC-infused edibles, but as companies compete to be the first to develop handheld breathalyzers that can detect pot, wide adoption by ...

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Massachusetts Legalizes Cannabis, Cops Keep Arresting People

Cannabis legalization has been a highly contested issue in Massachusetts during the last decade. Possession of less than an ounce of the drug was first decriminalized in 2008. A 2012 law then allowed for 35 outlets to be licensed to sell medical marijuana. Finally, recreational use was legalized at the end of last year. The process has been arduous. After legalizing medical use ...

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Bill That Would Lift Federal Marijuana Prohibition Gets Renewed Push

A bill that would do away with federal marijuana restrictions has been given a renewed push by a small bipartisan group of lawmakers. Originally introduced by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Virginia) in February, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would leave medical and recreational marijuana policy up to states. As it currently stands, 29 states have codified some form of medical marijuana legalization into ...

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Trump Signing Statement Includes Medical Marijuana Reference

President Trump has issued a statement referencing a provision that stipulates federal funds not be used to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. Friday’s signing statement, which was attached to the $1.2 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress this week, asserts presidential constitutional authority on issues of war powers, marijuana and government spending. The bipartisan spending bill, hailed as a “clear ...

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