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DEA Special Ops May Have Been Used Against Activist Steve Kubby

DEA Special Ops May Have Been Used Against Activist Steve Kubby

Apparently too many people in the government read “1984″ and think it’s a guidebook, rather than a warning. Recent stories in the media have revealed that various agencies of the U.S. government have conspired — there’s really no other way of putting it — to pool information collected by those agencies and funnel it to

Joanne Naughton source: www.leap.cc

Beyond Chronic Interviews Joanne Naughton of LEAP – Part Two

This is Part Two of our interview with Joanne Naughton of LEAP, who had a 20-year career with the NYPD, followed by another successful career as a defense attorney and instructor to students of law enforcement. See Part One here.  LEAP stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and is a nonprofit group of experienced cops, judges,

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhSmagvuxlw

Beyond Chronic Interview: LEAP’s Joanne Naughton

We are really pleased to be able to publish this interview, which was recently conducted by phone with Felicity madly scribbling in the background. Big thanks to Joanne Naughton for her time and Darby Beck of LEAP for arranging it. LEAP, per our recent article, stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and is a nonprofit group

Urine Sample

How To Beat a Urine Test for THC

If you’re looking for a job or trying to keep your current one while taking your state-approved medical marijuana, drug tests are a constant source of worry. We don’t believe people should be judged on the chemical content of their urine, but the content of their minds and the conduct of their character. I recently

Steve Kubby

Breaking News: Steve Kubby Ends Long Activist Career

Tonight I was contacted by a colleague I’ve worked with on a number of projects, who is a bit more well-connected in the marijuana activist community than I am. He had gotten a surprising and very frank and heartfelt email from Steve Kubby, saying that Steve was planning to leave not only the entire marijuana

Marijuana Was Legal At the Federal Level In The Sixties

This one is right out of Old Hippie’s infamous stash of little-known facts. In the process of doing some historical research, I found some interesting tidbits. Today is, at least according to one source, exactly 75 years since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the dangerous and illegal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, based largely

Old Hippie Kenobi

Ask Old Hippie: Why Is Marijuana Illegal, Anyway?

Dear Old Hippie, I’ve been smoking weed for awhile and always took for granted that it’s been illegal forever. Me and my buddies always assumed that it was because marijuana helps you think “outside the box”, since it certainly isn’t dangerous or unhealthy. But then I found out that it used to be legal. So

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