Post Tagged with: "marijuana"

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana decriminalization

To the Editor:
Have you ever noticed the most dangerous thing about marijuana is getting caught with it?
Every year almost 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana; that’s one arrest every 42 seconds.

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Marijuana Restrictions Can Lead to Higher Crime Rate

Marijuana Restrictions Can Lead to Higher Crime Rate

By BRETT WYNN
The recent legislation passed in Colorado and Washington that legalized the recreational use of marijuana has reinvigorated a debate raging in our country for years.

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Archaic Drug Laws Need Change

Archaic Drug Laws Need Change

In 2012, Imperial College London conducted a study that helped confirm the startling effectiveness of a new anti-depressant medication. Unfortunately, the medication is illegal. Commonly called “magic mushrooms,” these fungi are Schedule I controlled substances, considered by the law to have a high potential for abuse and no medical potential, despite an increasing number of scientific studies to the contrary.

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One-Strike Policy Goes up in Smoke

By FRANCES WOMBLE The Board of Visitors (BOV) announced on Sept. 15 that they revised the drug policy over the summer after continued student complaints that it was too harsh. The previous one-strike policy read, “Violation of these [drug] policies will result in expulsion from the university.”  The policy now states, “Students charged with violating […]

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Public Debate Class Argues One-Strike Policy

The public debate practicum class held a forum to discuss the merits of the one-strike drug policy on campus yesterday, Nov. 17. The debate was introduced by moderator Thomas Ella, who also spoke with Doug Rissing in favor of keeping the policy, followed by introductory arguments by Jonathan Ross and Andrew Lowdon, who spoke against […]

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Student Drug Case Hearings Continue

Trials for some of the recent UMW drug arrests have begun, with five of the accused standing trial over the last week. John Collins, 19, accused of sale and distribution of marijuana, went to trial in Fredericksburg General District Court for a hearing last Thursday. His charge was amended to possession of marijuana, a Class […]

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Hearings to Begin for Student Drug Charges

Hearings to Begin for Student Drug Charges

Arraignments begin today and tomorrow for some of the UMW students arrested in the Fredericksburg Police Department’s crackdown on illegal drug sales. Last Friday, the campus was stunned by the announcement of the arrests of 14 current UMW students and one former student, in what city police are calling one of Fredericksburg’s largest drug busts […]

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Questions on One-Strike Policy

The recent string of drug arrests within the Mary Washington community has led many students to question the frequently challenged one-strike drug policy and how it will affect the accused students. According to Ray Tuttle, director of judicial affairs and community responsibility, the one-strike policy remains in effect even for students charged in drug-related cases […]

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Police Beat- April 13 to April 19

April 13- A UMW student reported that her license plate was missing from her car on Sunken Road. April 13- A UMW student reported that on April 8, while waiting for a taxi at the Bell Tower, a man approached her.  He asked the student if they were at the Bell Tower and said he […]

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