President Obama and AG Holder Make Unprecedented Moves to Address Drug War and Mass Incarceration

Over the past six months, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have made a series of moves indicating that they are serious about reducing mass incarceration and fixing our broken criminal justice system. And it is worth pointing out that they have received almost universal praise from advocates, elected officials and the media, while there has been hardly any voices in opposition.

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…but only because of the huge pressure from We The People. The public is now fully aware of the insane size of the prison population in the USA and why all those people are imprisoned, as well as how wrong, unjust and anti-human that war-on-drugs really is, especially regarding the cabal’s position on Marijuana. Winning is fun.

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Lawmakers in Rhode Island Announce Marijuana Legalization Legislation

At a press conference this afternoon, State Senator Josh Miller (D-Cranston) and Representative Edith H. Ajello (D-Providence) will announce and discuss their proposed legislation that would make Rhode Island the third state in the country to legalize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis for adults.

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See also:

Over Half of the States are Considering Marijuana Law Reform – Is Your State One Of Them?

18 Members of Congress Formally Ask Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) along with 17 other members of Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking him to direct Attorney General Eric Holder to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, as is permitted by 21 U.S.C. § 811.

“You said that you don’t believe marijuana is any more dangerous than alcohol: a fully legalized substance, and believe it to be less dangerous ‘in terms of its impact on the individual consumer,’” the letter reads. “This is true. Marijuana, however, remains listed in the federal Controlled Substances Act at Schedule I, the strictest classification, along with heroin and LSD. This is a higher listing than cocaine and methamphetamine, Schedule II substances that you gave as examples of harder drugs. This makes no sense.”

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297 Scientists, Experts Sign Statement: GMOs Not Proven Safe

The statement was drawn up by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. It was released on October 21, 2013.

Since then, 297 scientists and experts have signed it.

Thus exploding the myth that “the science is settled.”  Exploding the claim that a consensus about GMOs has been reached.

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20 Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Licensed, Preparing to Open

Another state is gearing up to provide thousands of patients in need with a healing medicine which has been vilified for years. Recently, Massachusetts announced they granted their first 20 licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries, slated to open between now and summertime.

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides

A team of economists’ newly published report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests states that have legalized medical marijuana may see a reduction in suicide rates in young men.

The researchers took a close look at state-level suicide data over a 17-year period, from 1990 to 2007, from the National Vital Statistics System’s mortality detail files. They analyzed data from the 12 states that had legalized medical marijuana during that time and compared it with states that continued to criminalize the drug. In states that had legalized marijuana for medical use, there was a 10.8 percent reduction in the suicide rate of men in their 20s and a 9.4 percent reduction in men in their 30s, the study found.

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Marijuana – a war won by We The People.

Living near Natural Gas Fracking Sites increases Infant Birth Defects

Although fracking already attracts controversy as an allegedly bio-hazardous industry, a new study takes it up a notch by showing that the practice can badly impact the health of unborn children.

Babies still in their mothers’ wombs living within a 10-mile range of fracking wells are in much greater danger of congenital heart defects (CHD) and neural tube defects (NTD). This was surmised in a recent study correlating birth data with geographical locations of gas wells and congenital conditions.

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How anyone could be pro-fracking is beyond my comprehension.