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Japanese medical marijuana advocates find a loophole in the country's strict pot rules

Medical marijuana continues to become more acceptable across the US, with at least 20 states allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.<p>And more are considering it. But in Japan, marijuana remains heavily regulated. Except medical marijuana advocates recently discovered a loophole in the …

Florida Wants Not Only Medical Marijuana but Legal Cannabis Too

With medical marijuana appearing on the Florida ballot in November, the state's voters are weighing in once again on whether they would approve legalized cannabis.<p>Florida's medical marijuana measure, if approved, could make it the first southern state in America to go green, so to speak.<p>The latest …

Don't Giggle: A Sane Marijuana Law Really Passed in the House

If approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama, it will stop the DEA from enforcing federal laws against medical marijuana in states where it is legal.<p>Hell is still hot. The moon is not blue. America's pigs stand wingless in their pens. No matter. It is a day to be gobsmacked. For in …

Dispensaries In California City Offer Free Marijuana For Those Who Vote

Voters who cast a ballot in San Jose's municipal election on Tuesday could receive free marijuana from the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, NBC reported.<p>In addition to choosing a new mayor, residents of the California city will elect half of the ten seats on the City Council. A proposal the …

Cape Cod's First Medical Pot Shops Will Be in Mashpee & Dennis, None for Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket (Yet)

State health officials have revealed the names of companies who will be receiving the first 20 licenses to open <b>medical marijuana dispensaries</b> in Massachusetts (PDF of the results). Although the voter-approved law allows for up to 35 non-profits to open at least one, but no more than five …

Will Big Marijuana Crowd Out the Little Guy?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As more states move to legalize marijuana and seek tax and other economic benefits from the drug, …

Crime and True Punishment: A Botched Execution or Dead-on Justice?

<b>The moral issues surrounding death penalty methodology that were portrayed so well in Stephen King's The Green Mile were revisited by Americans last week after Oklahoma authorities miserably failed to immediately execute a killer by injection.</b><p>In what was termed a "botched" procedure, Clayton …

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett writhes on gurney in botched procedure

The state of Oklahoma botched one execution and was forced to call off another on Tuesday when a disputed cocktail of drugs failed to kill a condemned prisoner who was left writhing on the gurney.<p>After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart …

Ex-governor White seeks death-penalty reforms

"Had I to do it over again, I wouldn't do it," White told me last week. "It was in poor taste. It was beneath the dignity of the office."<p>White, who …

Death Row

Delegate Demands Capital Punishment For Corrupt People

Paul Bassi, one of the delegates at the ongoing national conference representing the North East of the country, has insisted on capital punishment …

It's time for the demise of capital punishment in the US

2012 was a bad year for the death penalty in America, but a better one for humanity.<p>Executions have decreased 75% since their peak in 1996, and Connecticut joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in abolishing capital punishment. All in all, the United States justice system killed 43 …

Iran and Iraq account for global rise in capital punishment

Iran and Iraq are responsible for a sharp rise in capital punishment, accounting for more than two-thirds of the world's executions last year.<p>Although significantly fewer countries use the death penalty today than two decades ago, "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq helped cause a 15% increase in the …

Pew Research death penalty poll: Why whites support capital punishment more than blacks.

We hear a lot about the racial disparity in death penalty sentencing, namely, that black Americans are dramatically overrepresented on death row.<p>Less …

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Will Holder's New Policy on Drug Sentences Transform Criminal Justice? | The Takeaway | WNYC

As Attorney General Eric Holder made clear in a speech yesterday, drug sentencing about to change. Mandatory minimums revolutionized the justice …

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Violence

Our Assumptions …about violence<p><b>Violence is pervasive and takes many forms.</b> <br>It is important to see the whole range of violence in one picture – …

Domestic Abuse

Juvenile Justice

The purpose of the FW-PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (FW-TFI) is to provide a reliable and efficient measure of the extent to which facility …