Category Archives: Drugs

2019, the year of Cannabis?

Prediction, the next 12 months will be the year of marijuana. Now that Jeff Sessions and Rep. Pete Sessions are out, there will be serious movement. Rep. Pete Sessions R-TX was the powerful chairman of the House Rules Committee. He lost his seat in Texas that was thought to be safe, largely over his blocking of amendements on cannibas from coming to a vote. Many fellow Republicans had wanted movement, but were not willing to bypass him. It was not that important. With his loss, it is like a damn breaking. People are pushing amendments now. The first expected to pass is common sense hemp deregulation. The U. S. is the only developed nation that treats hemp plants as controlled substances. This inhibits CBD from being studied like it should or proven claims from being stated. It also hurts clothing and rope products. Often those end up being imported because of the cost and regulation of Read more

A Conservative View on Marijuana Legalization and Drug Abuse Guest Opinion by Patrick Bailey

A Conservative View on Marijuana Legalization and Drug Abuse Much has been said on the debate as to whether or not drug use and abuse should be decriminalized. On one side, the liberals argue that decriminalizing use and possession of small amounts of illicit drug substances is the way to go. As a consequence of decriminalization, individuals who are caught in possession of a small amount of these substances can choose to go to rehab or jail. However, drug trafficking and possession (in huge quantities) will still be illegal. ' On the other side of the coin, conservatives are lobbying for a more humane and a more personal approach of promoting the concept of saving lives, thus, promoting the view of creating a drug court to try nonviolent offenders instead of putting them to jail. There is one issue that both sides of the house almost agree on --- legalization of marijuana. Though Read more

White House Announces New Federal Drug Program Funding for Delaware

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Less that one week after Delaware Governor, Jack Makell announced his drug priorities, White House officials have announced that a $2.5 million federal allocation will fund the Heroin Response Strategy. Speaking with the Governor, in Wilmington earlier today, Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced that federal funding for Delaware via the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program is part of a new law enforcement and public health initiative to deal with heroin and prescription drug abuse. New Castle County was designated as an HIDTA last year by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The White House announcement on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program can be read in its entirety at: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas-program The Read more