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Book Bomb results

Just a quick note regarding yesterday’s book bomb for Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert…

The book got up as high as #14. Pretty darn good (not #1, but I’ve never seen a drug policy book get up that high). Today, it’s […]

Open Thread

Well, the conversion to the new site has been working quite well, and it seems people are finding it, for the most part. I’m still working on getting 301 re-directs for the pages on the old site and hope that those will be in place soon.

One great thing about the new site is that […]

Mexico’s new decrim law in effect today

This was tried in 2006, but the U.S. objected and it didn’t pass. But now it’s the law

Anyone caught with drug amounts under the personal-use limit will be encouraged to seek treatment, and for those caught a third time treatment is mandatory — although the law does not specify penalties for noncompliance. […]

“This […]

99 years of failed prohibition lessons

Drug WarRant reader Chris found something interesting on the editorial page of a San Franciso newspaper from August 30, 1910 (full page available here as a pdf).

The paper was urging the municipal authorities to use their best efforts to “stop the use of narcotic poisons.” Their description of the problem in the editorial is […]