images-1 A high-ranking Mexican drug-cartel operative extradited to the United States claimed in a recent court filing that he was actually trafficking tons of cocaine on behalf of the American federal government, prompting a media frenzy in Latin America but almost no coverage in the U.S. press. A federal indictment filed earlier this month alleges that Jesus Vicente [...]
Medical-MarijuanaDesign The American Independent has previously reported on the growing corporatization of the incipient medical marijuana industry at a time when medical marijuana dispensaries scrabble to hold on to their businesses in the face of a multi-pronged federal crackdown. But there are signs afoot that it just may become ever more corporate if a Big [...]
m02_18284067 In El Paso, Texas, a major embarrassment for American law enforcement: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Margarita Crispin is sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling out to Mexican drug traffickers. “It was amazing to us to find out that Margarita Crispin received $5 million for her services to allow loads of marijuana [...]
Medical marijuana dispensaries currently under fire from the IRS may have been handed a critical new weapon in their fight to stay open.
(NaturalNews) The reputation of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to plummet with new reports about a scandal involving drug smuggling. Law enforcement officials recently arrested Minnetta Walker, a TSA “behavioral detection officer” from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, for aid drug traffickers in bypassing security.
Police officers in Lansing, Michigan are in hot water after an investigative report by local ABC News affiliate WXYZ.
If the Feds Get Their Way, Big Pharma Could Sell Pot — But Your Dime Bag Would Still Send You to Jail
We should be very wary about the DEA allowing regulation and marketing of pharmaceutical products containing plant-derived THC.
The dreaded phone call came in at the U.S. embassy during a baking-hot Mexico City afternoon on Feb. 15. Special agent Victor Avila reported that he and his partner were under attack after a dozen gunmen surrounded them on a central Mexican highway; both agents had taken hits, and Avila was watching scores of other shells bounce off their armor-plated Suburban.
Marijuana.jpg Most everyone is familiar with the disastrous consequences of the war on drugs: drug gangs, drug lords, drug suppliers, gang wars, muggings, robberies, thefts, corruption of judges, prosecutors, and law-enforcement officials, murders, assassinations, overcrowded jails, asset forfeiture, and on and on. The fact is that nothing good is produced by the war on drugs. [...]
A mother and daughter face drug charges after Baker Middle School officials found Ibuprofen in the girl’s purse, Columbus police said.
Principal Marvin Crumbs learned Monday morning that the 12-year-old might have a knife in her purse. As he searched through her purse, he found a bottle of 12 pills, reports state.