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April 2005



Smoking pot makes you better educated, gives you higher income

Of course, the headline to this post isn’t really true, but if we were to use the tactics of the Drug Czar, that is what we’d say. Particularly given this news from Canada (you know, the place where they have that Super Pot — the crack cocaine of marijuana — that Walters says is destroying […]

Schapelle Corby

In another trial, in another part of the world, a female student faces a possible sentence of death by firing squad for a marijuana offense, when it’s quite possible that baggage handlers used her luggage (without her knowledge) to do the smuggling. Sickening.

[Thanks, Scott]

Pain doctor gets 25 years for helping people

Could have been worse — prosecutors asked for life — but this is essentially a life sentence. At TalkLeft.

Virginia medical doctor William Hurwitz was sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison today for over-prescribing pain medication.

It’s time to get federal police out of the business of deciding our medical treatment. States and […]

Presidential Humor


NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2005, as National D.A.R.E. Day.

Hasn’t anybody told him? I think yesterday was National Flat Earth Day.

[Note: […]

And we only have one drug war…

In Thailand:

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday launched his government’s third war on drugs with the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) setting a target for Thailand to be free of illegal drug production by the end of this year. …

Ah, those wonderful drug-free goals. Remember them? The U.S. used to have a goal […]

More humor

Check out Bob Merkin’s post at Vleeptron — particularly the last half: “Do cannabis withdrawals need drug therapy? Controlled trial from America.”

CASE STUDY: Cannabis Withdrawal in Adult Caucasian Male

PUBLICATION: The Journal of Non-Peer-Reviewed Politicized Irreproducable Junk Science

EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY: Subject ran out and couldn’t get any for a couple of weeks.