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Despite opioid crisis, Louisiana may cut drug treatment options  

Despite opioid crisis, Louisiana may cut drug treatment options

 

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By Julia O’Donoghue

julia_odonoghue@nola.com,

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

Louisiana is in the middle of an opioid crisis, but a pervasive state budget shortfall may lead the state to […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Blog, Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

Louisiana AG says death penalty for drug dealers is up for debate

 

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By Emily Lane

elane@nola.com,

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

President Donald Trump’s proposal to use the death penalty on some convicted drug dealers as part of his […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Drugs, Law Changes, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Trump opidoid plan seeks death penalty for traffickers

Trump opidoid plan seeks death penalty for traffickers

 

By The Associated Press

 

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioiddrug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize marijuana by 2020

Whether that pans out depends on Colorado, cash and the federal government
 
 
A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for pot.
The report, set to be released […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

Drug-Planting Case Against Cops Proceeds

 
     California – San Jose      In April, Ross sued the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, the county and the sheriff, along with several deputies and sergeants, alleging a police car dash cam captured officials plotting to plant drugs after an illegal search of Ross’s home in 2009.     “The Incident Report states […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

34th person murdered by US domestic drug law enforcement

Georgia Homeowner is 34th person murdered by US domestic drug law enforcement operations  in 2014
Another fruitless Drug Raid

A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Drugs|0 Comments

Perverse U.S. Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction and Deaths

Perverse U.S. Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction and Deaths
 

 
Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus, Duke University, wrote in the Huff Post politics yesterday that:
” We are fighting the wrong war on drugs.
The last 40 years prove conclusively that interdiction can’t possibly win the war against the cartels. Illegal drugs are more available, stronger, and cheaper than ever. […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

​The District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors is quietly heading for a likely victory at the polls in November.

Proposition 47, the smartly named Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, is sponsored by two prominent California law enforcement figures, former San […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Reduced Sentences for Federal Drug Offenders

Reduced Sentences for Federal Drug Offenders
 
At last, some good news for the thousands of people in federal prison for drug crimes. The United States Sentencing Commission on July 18th made  the two-level reduction for narcotics offenses retroactive .
Now people who were already sentenced for drug crimes can go back and ask for their sentences to be reduced.
For […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Global Shipping Giant FedEx indicted for drug dealing

Global Shipping Giant FedEx indicted for drug dealing
 
When Will it Ever End?
This weeks drug prohibition nightmare, is the indictment of global shipping giant, FedEx.
FexEx has recently been indicted for distributing illegal drugs knowingly. Drugs from internet pharmacies that the DEA claims were illegal and FedEx purportedly knew were “shady operators.” According to prosecutors, the company […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments