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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement disconnect continues

The Sheriff of Essex County, Massachusetts writes of his discussions with young people about marijuana and decriminalization. He says

We should never have reduced the criminal penalties associated with the possession of marijuana.

And so what are the reasons for this?

But the reality is if you use marijuana, and are arrested for the infraction, […]

And the absurdity never stops

Link Narcotics officers in a two-county drug force in North Carolina were serving a warrant on a suspected marijuana dealer. After a hot, tiring day searching the house — and while waiting for the truck to load up the seized growing equipment and the misdemeanor amount of pot — they got some pizza… and beer. […]

Good deterrents

Drug Sweeps At Schools Applauded As Deterrent

Before police officers with drug-sniffing dogs scoured the halls at Mount Vernon High School on Tuesday, students were given a five-minute warning to come clean. A few handed over prescription and over-the-counter medications hidden in their backpacks or lockers. The hourlong building sweep that followed netted no illegal […]

Is student activism starting to come back?

I have been heartened by the incredible work and growth of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. It gives me hope for the future in the development of a base of young drug policy reform activists. And then I see an editorial like this in the school newspaper of a major university (University of Arizona) and […]

Just for fun

An open letter to the President: Obama, you’re no stranger to the bong.

[Via Reason]