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Odds and Ends

A few things I’ve found interesting recently…

Canada will legalize pot, after arresting a bunch of people for pot offences first: Why? Our ministers can’t really explain by Neil MacDonald

Why the government cannot simply decide to invoke prosecutorial and police discretion, and cease enforcing the cannabis laws it considers unjust, was not explained. Why […]


Watch Rachael Leigh Cook Remake ‘Brain on Drugs’ Ad for 4/20 — via Rolling Stone

Doesn’t make me feel safer

“Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges.”

Sheriff Peyton Grinnell Lake County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Unit message. “Community Engagement Unit” – now there’s a euphemism.


There’s something that makes your head explode when you read about a “retired art professor” who donated $1.36 million to oppose marijuana legalization.

That’s just so wrong. On so many levels.

Anti-pot group faces campaign finance violations from its work opposing marijuana legalization in California

Renewing the drug war?

Disturbing piece in the Washington post by Sari Horwitz: How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs

This article focuses not just on Sessions, but also Stephen Cook.

Steven H. Cook, a former street cop who became a federal prosecutor based in Knoxville, Tenn., saw nothing wrong with how the system worked […]