We’ve reported in the past about the enormous number of people incarcerated in the United States. In fact, the U.S. has by far the highest percentage of prison and jail inmates in the world. You may have heard lots of purported reasons for this fact. Some say we’re just catching more criminals than other countries….

History of Attempts to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use in Arizona Medical marijuana has had a rather tortured history in Arizona. When Proposition 203 was finally passed by the voters in 2010, it was actually the fourth time that the issue was on the ballot. Here are the results of the prior three attempts: 1996….

With all the talk about heroin, cocaine, and in particular marijuana, it is easy to lose sight of another huge aspect of the drug problem. We’re speaking, of course, about prescription drugs. Last week United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murphy spoke on the subject at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. It was…

A man crossing the border at the Port of San Luis has been arrested for attempting to smuggle 38 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. According to a news report, the meth is valued at close to $600,000. The method allegedly used by the man to bring the drug into the country may sound…

In separate incidents in Phoenix last week, drug busts focused on both methamphetamine and a marijuana growing operation. The first bust resulted from an operation in west Phoenix by the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force. When all was said and done, while the bust led to only one arrest, the charges included…

For those of our readers who aren’t familiar with her life, Alice B. Toklas was a literary and artistic figure during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in the United States, she moved to France in 1907 and took up residence as the companion, secretary and editor of Gertrude Stein, the American-born author…

We reported in our blog in July of last year (Naked Carjacking in Phoenix) on the rather bizarre case of a John Brigham, who allegedly caused at least two collisions, resulting injuries to a number of people in Scottsdale, as well as a carjacking. Not all that crazy, unless you consider that during at least…

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