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What Law Enforcement Can Learn from Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Law enforcement agencies around the country must learn from the impacts of Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana so they are prepared for similar legislation in their own communities. “The sea has shifted about marijuana whether you like it or not,” Pete Dunbar told a group of California law enforcement leaders. “You might not want to have it legalized, but learn from Colorado and look what could happen when you don’t think legislation will pass.” Read more about how agencies must advocate for funding to train police officers about marijuana laws as well as set up data collection systems to track the impacts of such legislation.

Ecstasy (Part II): Illegal Drug…PTSD Miracle Cure…or Both?

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment on the subject on the drug Ecstasy (i.e., 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine; MDMA). Please read Dr. Conkey’s first article of this three-part series, Ecstasy: Understanding the Love Drug, for a more comprehensive background of the drug Ecstasy.

By Dr. Allan Conkey, full professor of criminal justice at American Military University

In this article, I will focus on the potential use of Ecstasy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Are Conflicting Comments by Obama on Marijuana Policy Undermining Law Enforcement’s Drug War?

By Joseph Kripp, consultant with American Military University and
Leischen Stelter, member of the public safety team at American Military University

The debate concerning the legalization of marijuana has taken a new turn in recent months with 20 states now approving the use of marijuana for medicinal uses, and two others (Washington and Colorado) approving it for recreational use in small amounts.