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The Obama Administration demonstrates once again that it’s not interested in anti-war voters of any kind.

The “clarification” of the Attorney General memo on medical marijuana (AKA the “Ogden Memo” has arrived. No big surprise. This administration, like the others before it, has hitched its wagon to the drug warriors.

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US Sentencing Commission Votes to Make Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Reforms Retroactive

Press release from Drug Policy Alliance:

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to provide retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act, which Congress passed last year and narrowed a decades-old disparity in federal sentencing between crack cocaine and powder cocaine. The Commission’s decision to apply the sentencing guideline changes retroactive could benefit as many […]

Addiction and Pain

Tweet of the day from Maia Szalavitz:

116 million in chronic pain. 23.5 million with addiction. 2 nat instits on adxn, none on pain

There’s nothing wrong with caring about addicts, but there’s something extraordinarily perverse when we’re so concerned about preventing addicts from having access to drugs that we destroy the lives of many […]