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The quiet push to decriminalize marijuana possession in Rhode Island

The often frustrating push to get a workable medical marijuana regime up and running in Rhode Island has received plenty of ink in recent years. But the state's pot politics don't end there.
Pot is not a crime
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 20, 2012
Frank and Pot

Are Civil (Liberties) Unions America's Best Hope?

Ron Paul and Barney Frank make odd bedfellows, but one hopes theirs is more than a one-night-stand.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE AND DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ  |  July 15, 2011
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The Last Weed Defendant

John Rockett was cruising to Twin River Casino in Rhode Island when an Attleboro cop stopped his dark blue Dodge Caravan for having one headlight out.
Why is John Rockett still in court for holding half an ounce?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010