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Reefer madness: 13 years for 2 joints; Canal St. project stymied by back fees

The Coast Guard has scaled back its clean-up response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but that scale-back is not as extensive as BP indicated in a news release issued Tuesday, an irritated Capt. Thomas Sparks told the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.

  • Chuck B

    re Louisianan Given 13-Year Prison Sentence for Possession of Two Marijuana Cigarettes | Drug Policy Alliance

    One day judges and politicians will have to account for this nonsense. At a modest $25,000 a years this will amount to about $300,000 spent to incarcerate someone for a product less dangerous than alcohol. Enough to pay for university for 10 people. Washington and Colorado are once again building schools instead of prisons where pot is legal and taxes for schools and social policy are amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Here in Canada – I am aloud to have up to 3 ounces at any time legally for medical use. I am a successful realtor and note to Louisiana lawmakers – I have no urge to rob a 7-11 to get some hard drugs. Land of the free my ass. The U.S. has more prisoner that any country on Earth. The U.S. is the land of the imprisoned.