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LEAP AMA with Michael Wood

On Wednesday, September 23rd, we were very happy to co-sponsor a Reddit AMA with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), featuring former Baltimore Police Officer, Michael Wood, Jr. Michael answered questions about his experience as a whistleblower on the Baltimore Police department and how the drug war has perpetuated conflict between communities and police. Below, you’ll find some of his answers that

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Ask me anything tomorrow

Written by SSDP Board Member Eric Sterling When I was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in the 1980s, I had a front-row seat to the buildup of the War on Drugs. And since 1989, I’ve been fighting on the front lines to end that war through my work at the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and

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LEAP Tells the DEA What's Up About Marijuana Scheduling

Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its support of removing marijuana from Schedule I status. The AMA has refused to budge on this for a long time now, and opponents of marijuana law reform often cite the organization’s stance in their argument that pot prohibition is a good thing. The DEA hasn’t made a stink about the announcement but I

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AMA Calls for Review of Marijuana Schedule

“Our American Medical Association (AMA) urges that marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines,” the AMA’sstatement (PDF) reads. “This should not be viewed as an endorsement of state-based medical cannabis programs, the legalization of marijuana, or that scientific evidence on the

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