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Colo. Voters Will Consider Legalizing Marijuana

February 28, 2012
Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to put such a proposal on ballots this year.

In Praise of the Unreasonable Cop

December 16, 2011
The first rule of Law Enforcement is: You do not talk about Law Enforcement. The second rule of Law Enforcement is: you DO NOT talk about Law Enforcement (and those that do will get a Fight Club beatdown).

Illinois Chiefs Call for Defeat of Medical Marijuana Bill

October 27, 2011
Illinois police chiefs and other law enforcement officials are calling for the defeat of HB30, which would legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

Medical Marijuana: California's Biggest Losers

October 27, 2011
Wake up California; you've been sold a lie. This lie has allowed the Mexican (and other) cartels and gangs to produce huge crops of unregulated marijuana here in our state. These fields produce hybrid dope high in THC content and high in illicit profit. For this, some men are willing to kill.

Homeboys and the Return of Heroin

September 27, 2011
Heroin's old dirty image is being revamped to appeal to the younger generation. Heroin that is smokable or snortable can be marketed to avoid the old associations with dirty hypodermic needles.

Mexican Drug Cartels Flush With Proceeds From Medical Marijuana States

February 21, 2011
Border seizures of the cash crop jumped 44% between 2005 and 2009, and cartels now derive as much as 26% of their profit from the drug.

DOJ Warns Oakland About Approval of Marijuana Growing

December 8, 2010
The Oakland city attorney has acknowledged receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice warning the city about a plan approved by the city council that allows large-scale marijuana growers.

Dallas Officer Calls for 'Full Legalization'

November 16, 2010
Novello, 56, said he supports "full legalization and full regulation." Novello is a 29-year veteran of the department and a spokesman for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of former and current officers supporting legalization.

Arizona Voters Narrowly Approve Medical Marijuana

November 15, 2010
A measure legalizing marijuana for medicinal use has passed in Arizona with 50.13 percent (or 4,341 votes) of the ballots, the secretary of state has announced.

California Pot Legalization Goes Up In Smoke

November 3, 2010
Proposition 19 backers have conceded defeat, as their measure failed to pass Tuesday. According to the Secretary of State, 53.8 percent of voters opposed it with 97.1 percent of ballots counted.

California Chiefs Oppose Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2010

California's law enforcement community, as represented by the California Police Chief's Association, has lined up to oppose a ballot measure that, if passed, would legalize marijuana possession up to an ounce and allow cities and counties to permit growers, sellers and taxation of the drug. In this exclusive interview with POLICE, Covina PD's Chief Kim Raney explains why Proposition 19 would increase traffic fatalities, make it a crime to pay taxes on its sale and create a legitimized distribution network for Mexican drug cartels.

LE Groups Oppose California's Marijuana Legalization Measure

October 24, 2010
California's marijuana legalization proposition is facing increasing opposition from the Obama administration, including a visit to the state by the drug czar to urge voters to oppose it.

California Reduces Penalty for Marijuana Possession

October 3, 2010
California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill reducing the penalty for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

Former California Cops Endorse Marijuana Legalization

September 16, 2010
The members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) voiced their support for Proposition 19 at a press conference in West Hollywood on Monday.

National Black Officers Group Supports Pot Legalization In California

August 20, 2010
The initiative would help eliminate laws that have a negative impact on the black community, according to Ron Hampton, the group's executive director and retired Metro (D.C.) PD officer.

Legalizing America's Addictions Won't Cure Crime

August 17, 2010
It is this use of illicit drugs that first seduces young men into the criminal underworld and later makes the gangs the principal purveyors of this genocidal poison. Profits derived from this drug trafficking finances and arms these gangs for wars with rivals, and it connects them with international drug trafficking organizations.

Measure to Legalize Marijuana Will be on California's November Ballot

March 25, 2010
An initiative to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will appear on the November ballot, state election officials announced Wednesday, triggering what will probably be a much-watched campaign that once again puts California on the forefront of the nation's debate over whether to soften drug laws.

Colorado Cops Feel Handcuffed by Medical-Pot Changes

November 5, 2009
Colorado law enforcement officers say they are flummoxed by "murky, confusing and vague" rules governing medical-marijuana production and are looking to the state legislature for clarification this January.

California Tax Board Says Legal Pot Could Raise $1.4 Billion

July 17, 2009
California could see a nearly $1.4 billion per year increase in state revenues were it to legalize marijuana, the state Board of Equalization says in an analysis of pending legislation to to do that.

California Backers of Legal Pot Eye 2010 Ballot Initiative

June 11, 2009
With polls showing the legalization of marijuana gaining public support, and a state budget crisis fueling an ever-more-desperate search for revenue, backers of the first major statewide initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use - and allow counties to tax and regulate the drug—say they're preparing to get the matter on the November 2010 ballot.
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