"Free Jeff Mizanskey" Efforts Continue with Billboards and 360,000 Signatures

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Show-Me Cannabis
The billboard is on I-70 in Saline County.
Jeff Mizanskey has served more than twenty years in prison for a nonviolent marijuana conviction.Efforts to release Jeff Mizanskey, the only man in Missouri serving a life-without-parole sentence for a nonviolent marijuana charge, are continuing this month with help from Show-Me Cannabis and Change.org.

Show-Me Cannabis has bought billboard space on I-70 near Kansas City (and near Sedalia, where Mizanskey was arrested). The billboard features a photo of Mizanskey and says: "Life without parole for a non-violent pot crime? It's time we fix our unjust cannabis laws."

A photo of the billboard, which is on I-70 in Saline County, not far from where Mizanskey was arrested in Sedalia, can be seen above.

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Are Mexican Drug Cartels "Marketing" Heroin to Pain-Killer Addicts in St. Louis?

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Any good business needs good advertising.
A Washington Post article this week reported on the rise of heroin coming into the United States and mentions Mexican drug traffickers' "shrewd marketing strategy": targeting areas where prescription-drug abuse is high, including St. Louis.

According to the story, drug cartels aren't making as much money on marijuana, mainly because laws are changing in the U.S., and the need for Mexican weed isn't as high as it once was. The cartels are still making money off of cocaine and human trafficking, but cartel leaders have mansions and tigers to pay for, so heroin is coming into the U.S. at a greater pace.

But the cartels aren't just picking areas of the U.S. at random. Rather, they've decided to cut in on the pharmaceutical companies' action:

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CEO of Marijuana Transport Co. with Members Named "Soup" and "Nut" Sentenced to 30 Years

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David Ingram Henderson
If you bought some weed in St. Louis between 2006 and 2010, the man your dealer probably got it from has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

On Thursday, David Ingram Henderson, 39, of Maryland Heights, was sentenced after having been convicted last November of one felony count each of "conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to manufacture over 100 plants of marijuana, and the manufacture of 100 marijuana plants."

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Study: Women and the State of Missouri Are Taking Lots of ADHD Meds These Days

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Vyvanse is one of several medications used for ADHD.
Express Scripts, a St. Louis-based medication prescription company, has released a report saying usage of ADHD meds have risen substantially over the past few years -- and it's adult women, not young boys, who have increased their pill popping the most.

The study looks at 400,000 pharmacy claims out of 15 million patients with ages ranging between 4 and 64. The time frame was 2008 through 2012. Overall, the number of Americans using ADHD medication rose 36 percent during those four years.

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Scientist Says Meth Isn't So Bad, Doesn't Even Cause Ugliness or Tooth Loss

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Are side by side photos like these an exaggeration?
There is probably no drug more vilified these days than meth, and Missouri is often said to be the capital of meth production. That's not something to be proud of considering many people think the average meth user smokes bathtub cleaner chemicals before arrested for biting -- with their last two good teeth -- the face of a convenience store worker in a botched attempt to steal a carton of Marlboro Reds.

But a new report from Dr. Carl Hart, a neuropharmacologist at Columbia University, says there are a lot of misconceptions about meth. In fact, it might not be as bad as we think it is.

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"Trippin' Balls" Attack Story Continues with a Cowardly Lion Protesting Police Corruption

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Jefferson City isn't that far from Kansas, actually.
Remember that story about Scott Davis, that guy who was was tripping so hard, he got butt-naked, beat-up people -- including a cop -- and got 25 years in prison? Well, a man in a "cowardly lion" suit stood in front of the state capitol on Saturday to protest alleged police corruption in the O'Fallon Police Department that Davis' family says caused the long sentence.

"Governor Nixon awarded the medal of valor to an O'Fallon police officer based on lies," the man said in a video sent to Daily RFT.

The "lies" the man was referring to is based on the 2012 incident that saw then 23-year-old Davis get ridiculously high on LSD and brutally attacked his friend, Catherine Naber. The initial attack is not up for dispute. However, Scott's family -- and Naber herself -- have been arguing for months that the police officer called to the scene lied about saving Naber once he got there, something for which he was awarded a Medal of Valor by the governor.

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Watch Drug Dogs Search This South St. Louis County High School (VIDEO)

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St. Louis County Police search Oakville High School on a random drug sweep.
A new video from the Mehlville School District shows St. Louis County Police officers on a random sweep of Oakville High School with four drug-detection dogs.

The dogs did alert officers to areas to be searched, but police found no illegal substances, principal Jan Kellerman says in the video.


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Judge Who Bought Heroin "Daily" Faces 18 Months; His Dealer Gets 10 Years

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Former Judge Michael Cook
The judge who went to party with a bunch of heroin at his parent's cabin and then saw his buddy judge die from an overdose is facing 18 months in prison. The guy who sold him the heroin was sentenced to 10 years on Thursday.

Former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook ("former" because of the heroin) is charged with a misdemeanor for possessing heroin and a felony for possessing heroin along with firearms - and he really liked firearms. For those charges, the feds investigating the case have recommended the ex-judge spend about a year and a half behind bars.

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VIDEO: Jeff Mizanskey Featured on Fox News Business Show The Independents Last Night

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Jeff Mizanskey at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.
Jeff Mizanskey, the only person in Missouri to be serving a life without parole sentence for nonviolent marijuana offenses, was featured on The Independents, a new show on the Fox News Business channel.

Show Me Cannabis executive director John Payne was brought on the show to talk about Mizanskey's plight. After hearing the gist of the story, host Kennedy says, "The point is, you shouldn't spend your life in prison if you're a nonviolent guy. It is so absolutely crazy to me. it is so heartless and cruel. He's been in prison twenty years. His kids are grown men now. His years have been robbed from him, and he has no way of getting out..."

Without clemency from Governor Jay Nixon or new legislation that would release nonviolent marijuana offenders, Mizanskey will die in prison, Payne explained.

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Krokodil, the Cheap Heroin That Will Rot Your Skin and Fingers Off, Seen in St. Louis

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America Journal of Medicine
This is what Krokodil use looks like.
The highly addictive, physically destructive and crazy cheap Russian designer drug Krokodil has reached St. Louis, say doctors at St. Mary's Health Center.


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