Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy.

The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by powerful committee chairs in both chambers of Congress, would allow the Attorney General to unilaterally outlaw certain unregulated chemical compounds on a temporary basis. Continue reading “Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill”

DEA raids illegal marijuana grow near Colorado elementary school

Drug enforcement agents raided suspected illegal marijuana-growing operation across the street from an elementary school in Monument Friday morning.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents removed 4- to 7-foot marijuana plants and piled them 3 feet high in the driveway. Continue reading “DEA raids illegal marijuana grow near Colorado elementary school”

U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs

Along with “murderers and rapists,” President Donald Trump would have you believe that his famed and heretofore mythical wall on the U.S.’s border with Mexico will keep imported drugs out of the country.

Like so much else the president says, this is not true—and won’t be true, whether the wall is 100 feet high or a thousand or constructed out of concrete or an impenetrable force field. Continue reading “U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs”