Nearly 500,000 Non-Felony Cannabis Arrest Records Expunged in Illinois

Nearly 500,000 Non-Felony Cannabis Arrest Records Expunged in Illinois

As required by Illinois legislation that went into effect in 2019, the state’s governor issued pardons on low-level convictions and nearly 500,000 non-felony arrest records for cannabis-related crimes on Dec. 31, 2020. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act ordered at least 47,000 marijuana-related arrest records from 2013-2019 be expunged by Jan. 1, 2021. Additionally, the […]

War on Drugs in U.S. Partly to Blame for Deforestation of Central American Rainforests

War on Drugs in U.S. Partly to Blame for Deforestation of Central American Rainforests

Central America represents only 0.1 percent of the land on Earth, but it contains 7 percent of all the species of plants and animals. That number, however, is decreasing as deforestation steamrolls through Central America’s delicate ecosystems. According to a recent article published by a team of scientists, the U.S. is contributing to the destruction. […]

Marijuana is Safe; The Drug War is Deadly

By M.D. Frye Drug abuse is bad. The drug war is exponentially worse. Our grossly failed drug war is much more dangerous and deadly than the drugs. It kills far more people, including kids and teens, and we now have 25,000 drug gangs in the U.S. Their death rate is five times higher than Texas’ […]