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October 2010



More Drug Warrior Nonsense

Mark Kleiman, in a good post — Bullsh*tting Against Drug Legalization — takes a look at a new publication by the DEA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (you know nothing good’s going to come from that alliance): Speak Out Against Drug Legalization

Kleiman handily dismantles the absurd claims in this government document […]

Cannabis on national TV

Zach Galifianakis on the Bill Maher show.

One more visual that demonstrates the absolute absurdity of marijuana laws.

Snoop Dogg

Via Reason’s Hit and Run

Finishing the campaign

With Prop 19 vote coming up in just a few days, it may seem like everything that can be done has been done, but that’s not true by a long shot.

These last three days make a huge difference. It’s the final impression in voters’ minds. It’s the final decision to actually go and vote. […]

Letter of the week

In the Vail Daily, Robert F. Hickey hits one out of the park.

First, from a professional perspective, let me say that in treating thousands of people who have become victims of their use of alcohol and other drugs since 1970, I have never treated a marijuana addict. I have never been called to an […]


Via Just Say Now:

Peter Tosh’s family released the following statement:

Today, as Peter Tosh did back in 1976 with the release of “Legalize It,” the Peter Tosh Estate proudly speaks out for marijuana legalization. They do this in the name of Peter Tosh, his music, and their strong belief in the power of […]

The Ladies of the View Discuss Marijuana Legalization

Someone shoot me.

Whoopi at least knows something about the subject. Barbara Walters got some things right and some wrong, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Dumb as a post. I don’t know who watches these shows, but I felt like I lost 10 IQ points just in the 3 minutes that I watched this video.

Sorry […]

Chamber of Commerce Reefer Madness

A very powerful OpEd in the Los Angeles Times today by Dan Rush with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5: The California Chamber’s reefer madness: The group says Proposition 19 would prevent employers from punishing workers who show up high. That’s a lie.

This guy doesn’t pull any punches. He comes right out […]

It’s time to legalize: end the war on pot

Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times: End the War on Pot

Our nearly century-long experiment in banning marijuana has failed as abysmally as Prohibition did, and California may now be pioneering a saner approach. Sure, there are risks if California legalizes pot. But our present drug policy has three catastrophic consequences.

First, […]

When racism gets silly

LA Times blogger Dennis Romero has demonstrated a bit of a racist sense of humor in the past…

Surprise surprise. Latinos are getting behind the California ballot initiative to legalize pot. You mean the same folks who gave the world Cheech (not Chong), Acapulco gold and the very word marijuana? Orale!

Seems he loves to […]