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Another Casualty of the Failed War on Drugs

This month, MSN reported on a young college student in North Dakota, exploited by local police and used as a confidential informant to make drug buys from hardcore drug dealers, after he was caught selling $80 worth of marijuana on campus. After the… Read More
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Federal Drug Sentencing Reform is Here

On November 1, 2014, the “Minus Two Amendment” will become part of this country’s sentencing law. This long-overdue reform of harsh federal sentencing laws for drug cases, will substantially shorten the guideline ranges for prison s… Read More
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DWI Marijuana: Prosecutor Wonders if He Convicted Innocent Man

This year, I have been collecting candidates for the “Worst Lawyer Soundbite of 2014” Award. We have a new nominee! The ABA Journal online reports that some prosecutors, forensic scientists who work for the prosecution, and police officer… Read More
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Protecting our Right to Privacy: Attorneys make use of both the Federal and New Hampshire’s Constitution

Which protects us more – the New Hampshire Constitution, or the Federal Constitution? Both Constitutions go back to the founding days of our nation. The NH Constitution came first, ratified in 1784. The Bill of Rights to the United States Const… Read More
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DEA: The Next "Revolving Door"

I have been posting entries under the category “War on Drugs Winds Down” for many months, but this entry takes the cake: the ABA Online reports that former Drug Enforcement Administration drug warrior Patrick Moen – who made his car… Read More
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"It's time to end the failed war on drugs"

It’s been quite a month for drug policy reform advocates… brightening the hopes of recreational marijuana users seeking wider mainstream social acceptance. Legalization First, Colorado legalizes recreational marijuana sold openly at retai… Read More
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NH House Votes Wed. on Legalizing Marijuana

On Wednesday, the NH House is set to vote on a bill that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Anyone over 21 could possess up to an ounce of marijuana without violating any NH criminal law. Of course, the Stat… Read More
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