TSUKERMAN: “Prisoners’ Way of Life”: A new Russian youth subculture

By Slava Tsukerman Several years ago a new youth subculture appeared in Russia. In a few years it spread almost all over the country, massively introduced into schools, boarding schools, orphanages and vocational children camps. The main participants are children aged 10 to 17. The representatives of this subculture call themselves AUE, an abbreviation, hiding […]

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next Week

  International Momentum to End Marijuana Prohibition and War on Drugs Continues to Intensify   DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE:  Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former President José Mujica in 2012 as part of a comprehensive package aimed at improving public safety. […]

KEISLING: Fools rush in: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams grandstands and bites the dust

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Bill Keisling’s forthcoming book on  Pennsylvania government, business and media.    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ill-considered response to the Inquirer’s Tyron Ali sting article had several other immediate if unpredictable consequences. Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, a Democrat who had hired Fina and several other prosecutors from Corbett’s AG’s […]

Why is legal gambling the only answer?

By Dick Miller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:  — By the time you read this, Pennsylvania may have a budget. Or at least that is what the legislative leaders (all Republican) and Democrat Governor Tom Wolf will pronounce from on high in Harrisburg. Far from perfect is an understatement. The budget for Pennsylvania government will not balance for fiscal year […]

State licenses “legal” marijuana in secret

By Dick Miller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:   Does potential corruption raise eyebrows anymore in Harrisburg?  Secrecy promotes security?  Cash will not attract organized crime? Astonishing conclusions! Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration — through Act 16 of 2016 — has started to implement regulations to allow medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Pennsylvania. The first phase involves gathering […]

Marijuana Legalization Dramatically Cuts Traffic Stop Searches

Home » Drug War Chronicle » Issue #979 by psmith In states where marijuana has been legalized, traffic stops resulting in searches by state police are down dramatically, according to a new analysis from the Marshall Project and the Center for Investigative Reporting. With marijuana possession being legal, police in legal states can no longer assume criminal activity merely because of the […]

Customs Seizes Childproof Marijuana Lock Boxes, Calls Them “Drug Paraphernalia”

by Phil Smith DRUG WAR CHRONICLE:  In a prime illustration of the perversities of the war on drugs, US Customs has seized a shipment of a thousand lock boxes aimed at allowing marijuana, tobacco, and pharmaceutical users to keep their stashes safe from kids. Customs has officially designated the boxes as drug paraphernalia, even though everyone involved […]

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