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Border Patrol: Cannon Used To Shoot Drugs Into US

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country — a cannon. Authorities say 33 cans of marijuana were spotted Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. They believe the cans were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. using a pneumatic-powered cannon. After searching the area, agents recovered a carbon...

Fast And Furious Gun Buyer Sentenced To Prison

A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in federal prison. Jaime Avila Jr., 25, received a sentence of 57 months, a penalty on the lower end of federal guidelines, for his acknowledged role in a gun smuggling ring targeted in a botched federal investigation known as Operation Fast and...

Marijuana Vs. Real Drugs: Differentiating Fact Fro...

Typically, socially acceptable party maxims reference tobacco, alcohol and/or synthetic garbage. Within many cultures, it is customary to consume a glass of wine with dinner, and light up a stogie after afterwards. Beer and pizza, to others are as compatible as Led Zeppelin and heavy metal. And should you aspire to be a ‘star‘, you may be expected to overdose on cocaine, heroin or some speedball mix, prior to finally...

U.S. should honor states’ new pot laws (Edit...

  (CNN) — The residents of Colorado and Washington state have voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and all hell is about to break loose — at least ideologically. The problem is that pot is still very much illegal under federal law, and the Obama administration must decide whether to enforce federal law in a state that has rejected the substance of that law. What makes this development fascinating...

UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalizatio...

In a move likely to further alienate the already unpopular United Nations from the American people, a top official with the global body put his ignorance about the U.S. constitutional system on full display by calling on the Obama administration to lawlessly quash recent marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington State and Colorado. Voters in both states approved the decriminalization of the controversial plant on...