Duterte Fudges Police Death Toll To Justify Drug War

The post Duterte Fudges Police Death Toll To Justify Drug War appeared first on High Times. The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte—trying to justify sending the National Police back into drug enforcement after he was pressured to withdraw them by a public outcry over their slaying of innocent civilians—seems to have just been caught […]

Apple Pulls Games Sensationalizing The Philippine’s Drug War

The post Apple Pulls Games Sensationalizing The Philippine’s Drug War appeared first on High Times. It’s all fun and games until your multi-billion-tech company gets accused of glorifying Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly War on Drugs. At that point, you almost have no choice but to pull the plug on […]

Q&A with Adam Smith, Executive Director of the Craft Cannabis Alliance

The Craft Cannabis Alliance is a values-driven industry association whose mission is to define, promote, and celebrate authentic Oregon craft cannabis. Though it has only recently launched, it already counts many of Oregon’s most important local brands among its members, and looks poised to help lead a craft cannabis movement […]

Martial Law Declared in South Philippines, Trump Praises Duterte’s Drug War – High Times

After threatening to do it for months, on Tuesday, the Philippines’ ultra-hardline President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the conflicted southern island of Mindanao. The declaration takes immediate effect and will last for 60 days—officially. But in his comments upon the declaration, Duterte said it could last up to “a year”—and (not for the first time) […]

President Trump’s Troubling ‘Bromance’ with Philippines’ Drug War Strongman – High Times

The Philippines’ inimitable President Rodrigo Duterte is being his usual charming self. The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, arrived in the country on May 5 to attend a conference on drug policy and human rights at the University of the Philippines. Callamard is of course a harsh critic of Duterte’s campaign of […]

5 Biggest Myths of the Drug War (and the Trump Administration Officials Peddling Them) – High Times

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for an old-fashioned street protest. Less than 100 days into Donald Trump’s first term, the “alternative facts” brigade has provided no shortage of outrages to inspire mass resistance: executive orders so flagrantly bigoted they’re unconstitutional, conservative schemes to leave tens […]