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The most unhinged article you’ll read this week, from Devvy, the Dynamite Redhead

Let’s have some fun.

Somebody tipped me to this bizarre piece saying “worth a read”…

END THE VIOLENCE, LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS – A PIPE DREAM by Devvy, The Dynamite Redhead (!) Yep. She describes herself as an independent voter and a “constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.”

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Maintenance

Upgraded WordPress and the theme tonight. May have been a few glitches. Let me know if anything isn’t working right. Thanks!

Using children vs. teaching children

On one hand, we have No on 64 – website aimed at stopping marijuana legalization in Colorado. What’s on top of the webpage?

Amendment 64 would:

Make Colorado the first state to try to profit from the legalization of marijuana at the expense of its children. Make Colorado the only state where it is […]

Gil should have a chat with Jack Riley

The Chicago Sun-Times discusses the proposal to decriminalize minor possession of marijuana in Chicago.

Thanks to Dan, who pointed out this bit:

From the DEA’s perspective, the battle over drugs in Chicago is on a much higher level.

“I am at war with the Mexican cartels,” Riley said.

Chicago’s drug market run by street gangs […]

Good legalization discussion in the L.A. Times

A must-read in yesterday’s L.A. Times: A former L.A. cop calls for legalizing drugs

Of course, we’re all familiar with the excellent Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Stephen Downing does an excellent job making their case.

The way he sees it, the war on drugs hasn’t reduced drug use and the violence that accompanies it; […]

Camp Fed, formerly Camp Zoe

I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with Camp Zoe in Missouri (owned by James Tebeau) and the travesty going on there. I’ve written about it here before. If it’s new to you, it’s a good idea to learn more about it (if you can do so without becoming consumed with rage). It’s a […]

Smokable Beer

I had to include this video, because the subject matter is extremely important to all of us, regardless of its specific relevance to drug policy, and because when the government decides it is above the law it affects all policy, and finally, because I really wanted to say “smokable beer.”

The Daily Show with Jon […]

Open Thread

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signs marijuana decriminalization bill

Today, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed legislation (PDF) into law that will reform how Rhode Island penalizes the simple possession of up to an ounce of marijuana (PDF). Currently, simple possession can be penalized with a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to a […]

And in sports news…

White House softball team smoked by pot lobby’s bats

While the ONDCP’s softball team always seems to have something else to do whenever they’re scheduled to play the powerful One Hitters, STOTUS (Softball Team Of The U.S.) at least showed up, although they lost 25-3.

“The One Hitters enjoyed slugging it out with the White […]

Colorado favors legalization

Rasmussen: 61% in Colorado Favor Legalizing, Regulating Marijuana

… and it’s in an important Presidential election state.

Here are the marijuana-based questions that they asked in the poll:

5* Should it be a crime for people to smoke marijuana in their own home or the home of a friend?

6* Would you favor or oppose […]