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Walters: Violence is a good sign

In a Christian Science Monitor article about the drug cartel violence in Mexico (remember, we trained many of them), John Walters says:

“In a way the violence is terrible but also a sign that the cartels are being squeezed by government.”

I’m sure that will make the locals feel better. Also:

…others, including Mr. Walters, […]

Science vs. Schedule 1

A big thanks to Kevin, who sent me the August editorial in Nature Neuroscience titled “Brewing a pot of hysteria.”

Although the benefits of smoking marijuana remain controversial, the government has already decided that THC itself has medical benefits. Marinol — a synthetic derivative of THC — is federally approved to reduce nausea and stimulate […]

More on Anthony Diotaiuto, drug war victim

Michael Mayo has an excellent column in today’s Sun-Sentinel: An ounce of pot, 10 bullets and one failed drug war

“What in the hell were they doing with a SWAT team?” asked Eleanor Shockett, a retired Miami-Dade circuit judge who advocates a sweeping overhaul of drug laws. “To break into someone’s home at six in […]