Here’z what really happenz after a state fully legalizez marijuana (Detailz)

Legal marijuana is the best thing to happen to the economy. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the hard numbers. As it stands right now, eight states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state) and Washington, DC have laws on the books legalizing marijuana for recreational use. California, Maine, […]

In Statez That “Reduce” Their Use of Solitary Confinement, Suffering Continuez for Those Left Behind

By Jean Casella and James Ridgeway A cell in the supermax unit at Maine State Prison. Photo by Lance Tapley. Under pressure from activists, lawsuits, and even a few reformers within the corrections system, several states have significantly reduced the number of people they hold in solitary confinement in their prison systems. These reductions, achieved […]

Portland, Maine, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

  Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 70 percent of the vote, making Portland the first East Coast city to legalize recreational pot. Adult residents of Portland — Maine‘s largest city — may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana under […]

Leaked Video: Torture in US Prisons

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1920401095001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAADrS7PYE~,R_zvWDQBHENLqhohZ5n_Gn_kvstGvCK5&bctid=2219231326001 A video was leaked from a prison in Maine. It is more than a little disturbing. I’ll warn you now that it this video that I’m passing on to you contains both violence and profanity. The video is seventeen and a half minutes long and you can view it here. This summary that I’ll […]