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Eat some hemp. It’s good for you.

DEA’s Failed Battle To Ban Hemp Food is Over

San Francisco — Three years after the Bush administration tried to ban food products made with hemp, the government surrendered that front in the war on drugs, attorneys for the hemp industry said Monday.

The Justice Department, these attorneys say, will not challenge a federal appeals […]

Is Chicago proposal elevating the debate?

I expressed some misgivings regarding the proposal in Chicago to switch to fines for marijuana possession. It’s in the Tribune again today (an interesting article) and reader Brian suggests:

Consider the number of new articles about what a waste of resources it is to prosecute pot charges let alone trying to enforce them. I wonder […]

Four more voting guides

Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, and Kansas are now complete, bringing the total to 15 states. I’ve still got a ways to go to get them all done before the election, but I’m plugging away. The interesting story this time is the Libertarians in Arizona and Kansas. Without the Libertarian Party in those states, I’d have been […]

Freedom March shut down

Alabama Marijuana Party’s Loretta Nall spoke on Saturday on the steps of the Alabama State Capital as part of a Freedom March, to focus attention on Alabama’s Habitual Offender law, harsh drug laws and prison overcrowding. A small, but enthusiastic crowd apparently reacted very well to the speeches, at least until the cops came and […]