Confrontational Pot Smoker Gets A Year Probation

PENNSYLVANIA: An organizer of a marijuana-legalization rally that drew more than 100 people and ended in scuffles with law-enforcement officers on Independence Mall in May was sentenced in federal court yesterday to one year of probation.

Richard Tamaccio, 34, a Philadelphian comedian who goes by the stage name N.a. Poe, was also ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Perkin during his probation to, among other things:

* Not use drugs.

* Undergo drug testing.

* Not enter within 100 feet of Independence National Historical Park if there is a demonstration promoting a criminal act, such as smoking pot. [Read more…]

Burn on July 4th: Marijuana, the Department of Homeland Security and the Liberty Bell

PENNSYLVANIA: We are celebrating an incredible revolution of ideas this week, one that has a living pulse today.

The Philadelphia of 1776 housed the women and men who crafted a new future for freedom. In 2013 it is where the United States federal government is displaying the tremendous cost and energy it will spend to arrest Americans simply for smoking marijuana. [Read more…]

Burn on July 4th: Marijuana, the Department of Homeland Security and the Liberty Bell

PENNSYLVANIA: We are celebrating an incredible revolution of ideas this week, one that has a living pulse today.

The Philadelphia of 1776 housed the women and men who crafted a new future for freedom. In 2013 it is where the United States federal government is displaying the tremendous cost and energy it will spend to arrest Americans simply for smoking marijuana. [Read more…]