According to declassified meeting minutes from 1972 and an old article saved by CIA, the Agency’s Office of Medical Services had a drug abuse booth “originally created by CIA doctors for parents who work for the agency” - including a sniffable bag of “pseudo-marijuana.”
Despite legalization, D.C. Police arrest hundreds on weed consumption charges each year - overwhelmingly African Americans
Recently-released numbers on marijuana-related arrests provided by the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department present a stark racial disparity in the allocation of weed-associated charges made by the department.
Inspired by the logo of the popular podcast Chapo Trap House, Curtis Waltman sent a FOIA to the DEA for records about their infamous patches. Let MuckRock take you on a little guided tour of some of these artistic masterpieces that came out of that.
20 years later, a look at the FBI’s investigation into the infamous death of Christopher George Latore Wallace AKA The Notorious B.I.G. AKA Biggie Smalls offers some useful details - but not the important one.
For over eighty years, the federal government has been using questionable research and fear-driven “facts” to criminalize marijuana, a drug known to have little fatal risk and plenty of fans among even the most functional of society’s members.