Law Enforcement Backs Legalizing Marijuana In Florida

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and the ACLU said 40 percent of all drug arrests are related to marijuana.

FLORIDA:  The fight to legalize marijuana continues in Florida, but this time, some law enforcement officials are supporting the idea. At the Collier County Library located off Airport Road, a small group gathered to discuss the benefits of recreational and medical marijuana. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and the ACLU said 40 percent of all drug arrests are related to marijuana. They believe law Read the full article…

Marijuana Is Literally The Least Of The Nation’s Drug Worries, The Police Have Announced

"2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary."

America’s cops overwhelmingly do not see marijuana as a major threat to their communities, according to results of a survey released this week as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.” The DEA asked a nationally representative sample of over 1,000 law enforcement agencies what they saw as their biggest drug Read the full article…

Police Organization Wants Marijuana Legalized In Florida

FLORIDA: Ray Strack worked as a U.S. Customs special agent on JFK International Airport’s drug squad in New York during his 27-year career. He constantly busted people — two per day on average — who were attempting to smuggle narcotics into the country. But today, the now-retired Strack is working to get drugs legalized. As a Read the full article…

What Are The Real Motives Behind Asset Seizures?

Law enforcement veteran says its about the money while a lawmaker works to solve the problem.

MICHIGAN:  “I had a team of people and their only job was to find me money,” said retired Maryland State Police Narcotics Commander Maj. Neill Franklin. Franklin is the executive director of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He now travels the world speaking on behalf of legalizing marijuana. It isn’t that the church-going, former undercover Read the full article…

Former Cop Is 'Linchpin' Of Campaign To Legalize Marijuana

“LEAP is not about free reign of having drugs legalized willy-nilly but about removing the criminal element that controls drugs and bringing it back to regulated reforms that benefit us all.”

MARYLAND:  Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again. It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war on drugs and the lives he says have been wasted. “We’ve been at Read the full article…

Former Undercover Cop & Co-Founder Of LEAP Jack Cole Wants All Drugs Legalized

"Our arguments are so logical," Cole told BostInno over the phone. "People at first are amazed because we're former police but because of that, they listen to us."

MASSACHUSETTS: Jack Cole, who spent 26 years with the New Jersey State Police and the majority of his 14 years in their Narcotics Bureau undercover, co-founded the Medford-based organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) with one goal in mind: To end the war on drugs by completely legalizing all taboo narcotics.

Former Undercover Cop & Co-Founder Of LEAP Jack Cole Wants All Drugs Legalized

"Our arguments are so logical," Cole told BostInno over the phone. "People at first are amazed because we're former police but because of that, they listen to us."

MASSACHUSETTS: Jack Cole, who spent 26 years with the New Jersey State Police and the majority of his 14 years in their Narcotics Bureau undercover, co-founded the Medford-based organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) with one goal in mind: To end the war on drugs by completely legalizing all taboo narcotics.

Cato Institute, DPA, LEAP Issue Brief Defending Marijuana Independence For States

It seems unlikely the Michigan’s Supreme Court would rule that federal law nullifies the MMA, but should that  happen it would empower prohibition-minded courts and legislatures in other states to try similar efforts to oust or block pro-marijuana laws.

MICHIGAN: A trio of national drug policy reform organizations have filed an amicus brief in a Michigan Supreme Court case that could have broad implications for the 20 states who have currently authorized the medicinal use of marijuana- and any other state pondering the issue.

Cato Institute, DPA, LEAP Issue Brief Defending Marijuana Independence For States

MICHIGAN: A trio of national drug policy reform organizations have filed an amicus brief in a Michigan Supreme Court case that could have broad implications for the 20 states who have currently authorized the medicinal use of marijuana- and any other state pondering the issue.