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April 2006



Putting lipstick on a pig

Via The Agitator, John Walters is not having a good day.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. drug czar has been challenged to explain disputed statistics underlying a string of rosy reports on progress in cutting the flow of cocaine from South America, one of which prompted an expert to liken the official numbers to “lipstick […]

Let’s ship drug offenders to gulags in other countries!


South Carolina General Assembly H.4865 Sponsors: Rep. Davenport A bill… relating to the confinement of prisoners, so as to provide that the Department of Corrections may enter into agreements with foreign countries for the confinement of inmates convicted of drug related offenses…

That’s right. We can use extraordinary rendition for pot smokers! Yeah […]

Mexico legalizing tiny amounts of drugs?


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if the drugs are carried in small amounts for personal use, under legislation passed by Congress. The measure given final passage by senators in a late night session on Thursday allows police to focus on their […]

Would you turn this girl in?

I can’t believe this!

University of Colorado police have posted pictures of 150 people on a website smoking pot on the “420” day celebration last week and are offering a $50 reward for anyone who can identify them.

What are they going to do? Prosecute? Based on a picture of smoking… something? The sick […]

House Group Challenges FDA

Study: Vaporization a Safe and Effective Cannabinoid Delivery System


Leiden, the Netherlands: Vaporization is a “safe and effective” cannabinoid delivery system for patients desiring the rapid onset of action associated with inhalation, but who are seeking to avoid the respiratory risks of smoking, according to clinical trial data to be published in the Journal of Pharamceutical Sciences. Researchers at Leiden University’s Institute […]

Drug War Travesties

These have been widely reported elsewhere, but in case you missed them, I wanted to give you the links: “bullet” Torturing Drug War Suspects: I talked about it some time ago, but Radley brings back to the net the case of the torture of Eugene Siler. Cops torture him to get him to sign a […]

Sen. Grassley tells Bush to fire the Drug Czar

Des Moines Register today

In a conference call with Iowa reporters, Grassley [R-Iowa] said: “I think the president ought to fire the drug czar.” He said that he wrote Walters calling for more action on meth and the response he received was “basically, bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo.” Walters and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue […]

Slightly Off Topic

“bullet” I’m recommending that you advance order Glenn Greenwald’s new book “How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok.” While I don’t know if the drug war is specifically mentioned in the book, it has a lot of relevancy, as the book deals extensively with the further destruction of the […]

FDA learns from DEA agent; shoots self in foot

Boy, I wonder if anyone at the FDA foresaw this. The FDA statement against medical marijuana has been received around the nation (and even the world), as if NASA had proclaimed that the earth is flat. It was such an obvious political lie (especially when the FDA is facing criticism for political decisions in a […]