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Federal Court Rules Drug Testing All College Students is Unconstitutional

In a conclusive 9 to 2 vote, the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled that drug testing all college students is unconstitutional. The Thursday ruling reinstates a 2013 ruling that a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to all students regardless of their area of focus. …

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Marijuana Arrests Down 99.2% This Year in Washington D.C. Compared to Last Year

By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com It wasn’t that long ago that thousands of people were arrested for marijuana annually in Washington D.C.. 2,346 people were arrested for marijuana in Washington D.C. in 2011. Washington D.C. voters approved marijuana legalization during the 2014 Election. As a result, marijuana arrests in D.C. are down. Way down. As of …

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President Obama to Commute Sentences of Dozens of Drug Offenders

President Obama plans this week to free dozens of inmates serving time for non-violent drug offenses by commuting their sentences, according to a presidential spokesman. In total, Obama plans to commute the sentences of up to 80 people, many currently in prison for non-violent, drug-related offenses. This will mean that these individuals can walk free …

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Effort Launched in Maryland to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Advocates of a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis launched their effort today in Maryland, calling cannabis prohibition an utter failure, and noting that the public’s support for the issue is growing rapidly. “Continuation of the current policy is continuation of failure,” said Senator Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor and one of the sponsors of the …

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New Poll: 65% in California Support Cannabis Legalization

New polling released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has found that a strong majority of those in California support the legalization of recreational cannabis. 65% are in support of such a move, with just 32% in opposition. 3% remain undecided. The poll, which was conducted by Tulchin Research, found that a majority of …

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Federal Court Strikes Down Mandatory Drug Testing for College Students

In a clear victory for civil rights and common sense, a federal district court has struck down a controversial policy at Linn State University in Missouri which requires all new students to submit to unprovoked drug testing. The court ruled this testing to be “unconstitutional”. “Linn State required every incoming student to be tested for …

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50 Years Ago Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Announced His Dream; The Drug War Wasn’t Part of It

50 years ago today, thousands marched on Washington and watched the inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. announce that he has “a dream”; a dream of equality, and a dream of a better future for his friends and family. Although we’ve made tremendous strides since that speech, one can’t help but wonder what Mr. King would …

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