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My life. My decision

In today’s Salt Lake Tribune comes a story that makes me do something truly rare … …praise the government for something they’re doing in the drug war. Now, before you get all concerned for my mental health, I’d better point out that the good thing the government is doing came about by accident. Brigham Young […]

National Review and an End to Marijuana Prohibition

Marijuana prohibition is unique among American criminal laws. No other law is both enforced so widely and harshly and yet deemed unnecessary by such a substantial portion of the populace.

This quote is from the cover story in the new issue of National Review, featuring drug reform figure Ethan Nadelmann titled “An End to […]

Shameful!

This story in the Miami Herald:

Two years after approving the use of drug-sniffing dogs, Broward County schools may have another narcotic-fighting weapon: an aerosol spray that detects residue on school desks or backpacks, similar to bomb-detection equipment used in airports.

Despite research that shows drug use is down among high school seniors since the […]

Odds and Ends

“bullet” TalkLeft points us to Volunteer Committee of Lawyers (VCL):

Co-founded by former Attorney General Elliott Richardson, “the VCL seeks to promote, within and by the legal profession, informed discussion about the objectives of the drug war and its costs to our cherished institutions of liberty and justice.”

“bullet” Also see TalkLeft for more on […]