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Sam and Rachelle talk about the biggest drug policy stories of the week, Tyler gives us the expansion of incarceration, and Sarah chats with Jake Plowden and Nelson Guerrero, co-founders of the Cannabis Cultural Association.
- Scientists say the government’s only pot farm has moldy samples — and no federal testing standards
- With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry
- Everett, Washington is suing Purdue Pharma
- Activists have a plan to make legal weed lucrative for more than just white people
- The Denver Post has confirmed that it no longer requires drug testing as part of its hiring process
- Drug overdose deaths exhaust state indigent funeral funds in West Virginia
- Drug war only targeting the poor? That’s how it is, says Duterte
- March 20: Free Screening of the Critically Acclaimed Documentary 13th
- Petition: Open a Supervised Injection Clinic in Philadelphia
- How many people have been incarcerated in the United States, and how has that changed between 1974 and 2015?
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (an excellent all around resource for this sort of data)
- Demographics of Drug Offenders for FY 2012
- Overview of Federal Criminal Cases FY 2015
- Brief History of the Drug War
- Historical Statistics on Prisoners in State and Federal Institutions, Yearend 1924-86
- Historical Corrections Statistics in the United States, 1850 – 1984
- Racial Disparity between U.S. and Incarcerated Populations
- In 1923, there were 1,098 people institutionalized across all federal and state facilities for drug offenses. That’s roughly 1 per 100,000 people in the US at the time.
- In 1974, 2683 of 22,361 federally incarcerated people were convicted of drug offenses.
1980: ten years later, there were about 4700 people convicted for drug offenses, less than 20% of the total population of incarcerated people
- 1985: about 9400 people, about 26% of the total populations of incarcerated people
- 1990: over 24000, almost half of all people incarcerated in the US
- 1995: over 46000, over half of all people incarcerated at that time
- 2000: 74,000 out of 131000 people incarcerated on the federal level
- 2005: 88000 out of 160000 people
- 2010: the last year so far this number is over 50%. 97,800 out of 186,545
- And finally, in 2015 there was a reduction to 92,000 out of 185,217
Call to Action:
- 3/31: Viridian Cannabis Investment Series: Cultural Diversity in the Cannabis Industry
- 4/22: National Cannabis Festival
Intro: Dance for Sport by the2ba
Transition: bleep blorp (unreleased) by Meese Patrol
Transition: tom collichio (unreleased) by Meese Patrol
Outro: Hard Times by BAYCAT
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As adjectives the difference between cultural and cultured. is that cultural is pertaining to culture while cultured is learned in the ways of civilized society; civilized; refined. Others play with primes’ cultural associations .