marijuana

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls

October 18, 2018

Canada, the US’s largest trading partner legalized marijuana. Most states bordering Canada it is legalized or medicalized. However, the Trump administration plans to deny entry to Canadians who use or sell marijuana

Will Blue State MD Allow Voters to Decide on Legal Pot?

October 12, 2017

A proposed referendum to allow voters to decide if pot should be legalized faces an uphill battle in a state wedded to racially biased marijuana policies

Pot Arrests Grow Despite Increasing Support for Legalization

October 6, 2017

The FBI’s latest local law enforcement report reveals arrests for marijuana-related offenses grew slightly in 2016, despite the fact that most Americans think pot should be legal

Latin America

August 31, 2017
U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is ‘rank hypocrisy,’ says economist Bill Black

War on Drugs

August 14, 2017
Letters sent by the current Attorney General hint of upcoming federal action against state’s that have already legalized it, but a marijuana policy expert says Sessions may face resistance on multiple fronts

Maryland Disproportionately Arrests Blacks for Marijuana but Rejects Diversity in Medical Licenses

April 23, 2017

The Maryland Black Caucus has called for special session to address the fact that not one predominantly owned African-American firm has received a license to grow medical marijuana in the state

Nina Turner Report

April 20, 2017
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the renewed war on drugs, including marijuana, planned by Trump’s Attorney General and Head of Homeland Security

Contextualizing Baltimore’s Recent Police Shooting

December 17, 2014

LEAP’s Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement