San Diego Chargers fans are getting excited for the upcoming season of the NFL. However, on the other coast of the U.S., the fans of the Jaguars are not as thrilled. One of their prized draft picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, Justin Blackmon, was arrested for marijuana possession recently. It was yet another arrest in a long line of them for Blackmon, and it has put his NFL career on hold indefinitely.
A major decision by the U.S. Sentencing Commission will lead to a reduction in the potential consequences that are handed out to drug offenders in the future. What's more is that the new move, which will take effect in November, will retroactively apply to current inmates as well, thus giving them the chance to request leniency in their drug case.
Senator Rand Paul penned an opinion piece recently, and no matter what side of the aisle you're on, his message is an important one to at least consider. He talked about the detrimental impact drug crimes have on younger people over the years.
As many people are aware, the debate over the legalization of marijuana has been raging on for many years -- and it seems to have really picked up in the past year or two, as Colorado and Washington passed measures that made marijuana legal in their states. However, what you may not know is that at the federal level, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug. That means it is considered one of the most dangerous drugs by law, even though it has considerable medicinal purposes.
A methamphetamine ring that was based in Tijuana has been disrupted after four people were sentenced to jail on a variety of drug-related charges. One of the people was apparently in charge of organizing the delivery drivers to ship the methamphetamine between Tijuana and the United States. The 56-year-old in charge of the apparent drug conspiracy was caught after the other three people -- all his drivers -- were caught. The police connected the dots and found the 56-year-old.