November 10, 2017
On Nov. 3, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would’ve set up regulations for legal sales and cultivation of marijuana under the Marijuana Legalization Act, the ballot initiative state voters approved in 2016. The state House sustained the veto three days later when it voted 74-62 to override LePage’s veto,
August 16, 2017
On May 1, attorney general Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to Congressional leaders opposing the federal budget provision that protects state medical-marijuana programs. First obtained by Massroots, the letter urged them not to adopt the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prohibits the Justice Department from using federal funds to enforce drug laws against state-legal medical cannabis businesses.
May 3, 2017
The Philippines anti-drug campaign has drawn international condemnation ever since the tough-on-crime president Rodrigo Duterte took office last summer. The barbarism of his tactics prompted the UN to express concern over human rights abuses and the extrajudicial killings of more than 9,000 drug users and dealers during his brief tenure.
April 9, 2017
Richard Kirk was sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife on Friday. The 50-year-old father of three pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in an agreement with prosecutors. He had initially been charged with first-degree murder.
In April 2014, Kristine Kirk called 911 and reportedly said her husband was hallucinating —