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A message for tax day

Your Tax Dollars on Drugs, by Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project.

Reaching new lows in Massachussetts

Anthony Papa has a good article at Alternet: Two years in jail for a joint?

The war on drugs reached the pinnacle of cruelty when 18-year-old Mitchell Lawrence was sentenced to two years in jail for selling a teaspoonful of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $20. […] Aguirre approached Mitchell and asked him […]

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Via DARE Generation Blog, comes a piece at Slate by Ryan Grim: A lie college students might want to tell. It’s about the provision of the Higher Education Act that denies financial aid to those with drug convictions. A bad law (written and promoted by Mark Souder of Indiana) that also makes no sense. It […]

Students vote to reduce penalties for pot

Reported at the Washington Post The University of Maryland becomes the fifth school to pass a student referendum that says marijuana violations should be treated no more harshly than alcohol violations. This is part of the Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) movement. The idea is that for most students, both alcohol and marijuana are […]

John Fugelsang on the Drug War

John Fugelsang has an extensive (and quite witty) rant on the drug war over at Huffington Post. Here are a couple of excerpts:

They always told us “Pot makes you violent. And Lazy.” Which never scared any kids I knew. I always thought if the violent people were lazy, we’d have a lot less crime. […]