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Mycoherbicide update

Via Drug Policy Alliance

Your voices were heard. We’re happy to report that Senator Biden has negotiated a significant change to the mycoherbicide section of the ONDCP bill. The change would prohibit the study from being conducted outside United States territories. This limits the study to a U.S. lab and ensures that there’s no chance […]

What is Cruel and Unusual?

In a continuing travesty of justice, the appeal of Richard Paey’s 25 year sentence for possessing his own pain medication was rejected by the Florida District Court of Appeals. For full details, see Radley Balko and Maia Szalavitz. The dissent by Judge James Seals was the only positive moment:

suggest that it is cruel […]

Drug Czar to Kids — Just drink alcohol and use steroids!

That does seem to be the message he’s giving here — he goes to a school to announce a massive $209,662 federal grant to a school district to do drug testing… Well, unfortunately, for the Drug Czar, they’ve got some smart students in Florida:

Craig Zyburo, a Barron Collier senior, asked Walters why random testing […]

Open thread

“bullet” The articles continue: This one by Mitch Cole in Southern Utah (channeling Radley Balko): Hold SWAT team no-knock raids accountable for mistakes “bullet” Judge confirms ruling that California counties must comply with the state’s medical marijuana law, despite the conflicts with the federal law.