State-Federal Cannabis Sweep in Colorado Illuminates the Essential Flaws of Prohibition

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 5:00 pm

This past week state and federal officials raided more than a dozen Colorado cannabis dispensaries and greenhouses and two homes. The agents, including officers from both the DEA and the IRS, had obtained warrants for 10 individuals connected with the raided properties. The Denver Post obtained a copy of the search warrant that allowed the agents to seize “everything from pot plants and cash to financial records, safes and computer flash drives”. No arrests were made during the sweep that took place over the course of several hours on Thursday.

 

Cannabis Legalization Landslides in Maine and Michigan

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 5:12 pm

Following the forward thinking Uruguayans and leaping out in front of twentieth century minded politicians in Washington DC and at the level of the states, 70 percent of the electorate in Portland ME and 63 percent of the citizens in Lansing MI voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use in their cities, smashing 80 years of prohibition and sounding a challenge to cities across America to call for an end to the failed drug war.

Musicians Applaud Uruguayan President Jose Mujica for Having the Courage to ‘Dream On’

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 6:40 pm

Honoring the heart of passion of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, members of one of America’s oldest rock bands, Aerosmith, made an unusual personal request to have an audience with the visionary leader when they recently visited Uruguay to perform.

Pope Is Dope on Peace

By: Monday September 2, 2013 7:15 pm

In a stunning turn of precedent, the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, asked his more than 1 billion world-wide followers to join him in an active peace demonstration, and harkened back to the viewpoint of the wandering philosopher and bare-footed peacenik, Jesus of Nazareth, the same individual who Catholics claim to be they’re sect’s founding member.

Uruguay Contributes to Humanity; In the US, It’s Contraband and Criminality

By: Friday August 9, 2013 5:40 am

A “contribution to humanity” is how Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica, described the courageous step taken by the leaders of Uruguay who agreed earlier this month to fight back against the crime, violence and suffering that has been caused over the course of the ongoing 50-year-log ‘war on drugs’ by repealing prohibition and legalizing cannabis for consumption by adult Uruguayans. Mujica told Agency Press France that the real goal of legalizing cannabis in Uruguay is to eliminate the black market for the substance and consequentially end the savage violence of the drug war.

Paradigm Shift on Gay Marriage in Evidence in Rhode Island

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 2:05 pm

With Rhode Island about to deal with legislation to legalize gay marriage, PPP decided to poll the question. The poll found 50 percent of registered voters favor allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry, while only 41 percent oppose.

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