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December 2003



Drug Czar Lies and Runs

From the Tahoe Daily Tribune: Czar: Drug test students

Youths are more dependent on marijuana than cigarettes or alcohol, provoking the White House drug czar to call for drug testing at middle and high schools.

John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, made the statement during a keynote speech at […]

Medical Marijuana Victory!

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit made a major ruling, directing a preliminary injunction to prevent the Federal government from interfering with non-commercial medical marijuana activities in states where medical marijuana is legal! Thanks for the heads up from the wonderful folks at Brutal Hugs and also The Volokh […]

Kenneth Walker, Drug War Victim

Ventura nails the ONDCP on MSNBC

Check out this amazing transcript from Jesse Ventura’s America, which ran Saturday on MSNBC. Jesse had Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project as a guest, along with Tommy Chong’s attorney, and then Jesse went one-on-one with Tom Riley of the Drug Czar’s Office and tore him a new one. Really, take a moment […]

Presidential Nomination Endorsement

Drug WarRant is officially endorsing Dennis Kucinich as the Democratic nominee for President in 2004. Mr. Kucinich has already received the highest grades possible from Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana (an A+), based on his strong positions in favor of medical marijuana and his stated willingness to sign an executive order permitting its use. […]

Police up Goose Creek without a paddle…

(Background here in case you somehow missed it). The only good thing to come out of the police raid at Stratford High School is the fact that it has actually received a good deal of national attention and outrage. It’s important that we keep a fire under the issue (so it doesn’t plame out), […]

Pain Public Policy

Catching up…

Tommy Chong Updates

“bullet”Chong Family Values in the LA Weekly:

The word most used by Paris and Precious Chong to describe their father’s ordeal is “surreal.” “They couldn’t have picked a kinder, more generous person to throw in jail than my father,” Paris says. Today the family remains afraid of what the Justice Department might yet do […]

Senator Paul Simon, R.I.P.

The man with the bow tie died today. What a life! Smart, honest, courageous – a delightfully geeky little man with enormous integrity and the ability to lead. I’m proud to say I had the opportunity to meet him and hear him speak. We can still heed his words, like these remarks about sentencing […]