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“bullet” Vin Suprynowicz ridicules New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s drug tax proposal, and concludes:

Ending the de facto tax exemption for this multi billion-dollar commerce may indeed make some budgetary sense Ö with the added side benefits of removing it from the control of the criminal class and thus lowering prices, while restoring some vendor accountability for weight and purity.

The best way to do that, of course, would be to simply re-legalize the commerce. (Surely no one will contend, today, that prohibition has ended it.)

By the way, I’m doing pretty well with my new drug tax stamp collection. So far, I have stamps from Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Louisisana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Kentucky.

“bullet” The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is slammed by the International Harm Reduction Association for being overly secretive. [When I was at the conference in New Orleans, it was interesting to hear international reformers — whenever the INCB was mentioned, there was a palpable level of disgust.]

“bullet” Drug War Chronicle is out early this week…

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Looking for an Attorney General

When considering a new President (mmm, that sounds good after seven years), there’s more to ponder than just what the candidates claim as their positions on issues. Often, just as important is who they will choose for certain top jobs. We tend to think about things like Drug Czar and DEA head, but another position […]