Bail extension denied for LA’s top cop. Well, well, justice is blind. Sometimes. 

Baca was convicted in March of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. Prosecutors said he and top aides tried to hide an informant from FBI handlers investigating alleged jail beatings and other abuses.


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Mexico legalized medical marijuana 

Today, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto officiallypublished a bill that makes medical marijuana available and legal in Mexico. The historic change in policy for this critical Latin American nation marks another country that has welcomed cannabis as an important tool for healing the sick.

On Friday, April 28, Mexico’s lower house in parliamentoverwhelmingly passed the bill with a 374-7 vote. It was then up to the leader of the country to officially sign and turn it into law, which the President finally executed today.

In December of last year, the bill received incrediblesupport from the Mexican Senate, with a yes vote of 98-7.

The recent passing of the bill in parliament was publiclyendorsed by Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles, who stated: “I welcome the adoption of the therapeutic use of cannabis in Mexico.”

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Justice Department Defying Congress, Breaking the Law on Medical Marijuana

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A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently told the Los Angeles Times that a bipartisan amendment passed by Congress last year prohibiting DOJ from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws doesn’t prevent it from prosecuting people for medical marijuana or seizing their property.

The statement comes as the agency continues to target people who are complying with their state medical marijuana law. This insubordination is occurring despite the fact that members of Congress in both parties were clear that their intent with the amendment was to protect medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution and forfeiture.
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