Tag: marijuana

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National

3-day marijuana festival, rally at Seattle park

A man wearing marijuana-themed sunglasses chats on a phone at the first day of Hempfest, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) by Gene JohnsonAssociated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands streamed into a Seattle waterfront park Friday for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival — an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.

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Metro

Pittsburgh Justice Collaborative urges end to War on Drugs

City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Commander Rashall M. Brackney (Photo by Gail Manker) According to David Simon, creator of the television show “The Wire,” which portrayed drug culture in Baltimore, the War on Drugs is “a holocaust in slow motion.” This claim makes up part of the premise behind “The House I Live In,” a 2012 documentary film depicting how America’s drug policy has had a disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color.