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Law Enforcement Backs Legalizing Marijuana In Florida

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 enforcement could better spend their time on more serious crimes if the drug was legalized.

The groups attributed marijuana to decreased crime in states like Colorado and Washington D.C., and say if it is legalized in Florida, it would create jobs, relieve a tax burden, and give ill patients additional health care choices.

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 spokesperson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, Strack is part of a movement of police officers and government agents who decry the country’s failed drug policies. Prohibition, they say, only increases the value of illicit substances and creates incentive for dealers to profit.

It does nothing to stop drug use, yet criminalization sends too many people to jail and destroys families. Permitting drugs while closely regulating them, LEAP posits, would free up resources for officers to instead tackle violent crime. As Florida grapples with the possibility of legalizing marijuana in the coming year, LEAP is looking to get into the conversation.

 

Seattle: MJBA Women’s Alliance Gathers For Business Power Luncheon

WASHINGTON: Looking out across the Puget Sound from this high vantage point, you can almost see the future. MJBA Women’s Alliance will host its first Women & Cannabis Business Power Luncheon on the 76th floor of Seattle’s Columbia Tower Club this Friday, May 16th.

More than Fifty prominent professionals will gather at the event, billed as an afternoon of  “cannabis sisterhood and camaraderie.”

Law enforcement veteran Diane Goldstein, the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach Police Department, and Executive Board Member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will be the VIP Keynote Speaker.

AC Braddock, Kara Bradford & Morgan will host the MJBA Women's Alliance Power Lunch on Friday 5/16 at Seattle's Columbia Tower Club.

AC Braddock, Kara Bradford & Morgan will host the MJBA Women’s Alliance Power Lunch on Friday 5/16 at Seattle’s Columbia Tower Club.

“The mission of the MJBA Cannabis Women’s Alliance is to work collaboratively to enhance the growth and strength of our businesses and the development of the industry,” explained Morgan, president of the Washington Marijuana Business Association and the event’s organizer. “Every day I am more impressed with the quality of work, collaboration and excellence in quality products coming from the women in our Washington cannabis industry”

 

A.C. Braddock, CEO of Eden Labs, who is sponsoring the exclusive event, added, “As a female CEO in an industry that is predominantly male, Eden Labs is honored to be a part of the Women’s Alliance and support the important and groundbreaking work of the women in the Cannabis industry.”

 

Tickets to the exclusive event are $175 for non-members, and $150 for MJBA members, and are available here:

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. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

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

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. [Read more…]

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

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. [Read more…]