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National Parent Vigil

Today in the mail, I received an envelope from the Drug Enforcement Administration. What a delight! I so seldom hear from them. It was my ticket to “A Vigil for Lost Promise” on June 8. (Sent by official DEA taxpayer mail, of course. Would they do the same for this Vigil for Lost Promise?) The […]

The False Threat of Liberal Drug Laws

Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune

States and nations don’t seem to lose anything when they stop treating drug use as a crime. But there are gains to be had: more police time to combat violent criminals, less need to build prisons, and fewer young lives scarred by arrest and imprisonment for behavior that does […]

Science: The Drug War’s Latest Victim

The war on drugs is an attack on rationality.[…] Isn’t it a sign of mental disorder when distorted reasoning is unchanged by empirical evidence? What is it about marijuana that drives our politicians insane?

– Salim Muwakkil of In These Times with another reaction to the FDA statement.

Karen Tandy, Temperance Soldier?

Over at DARE Generation, you can watch DEA head Karen Tandy tell people that legalizing alcohol was a failure. Her criteria for that judgement (and for her opposition in the same piece for drug legalization)? That use increased. Not abuse. Use. And of course, nothing about all the violence and corruption (and the myriad other […]