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August 2007



Not one dollar more

Jeralyn at TalkLeft notes the Department of Justice is complaining that it is hurting for funds. Funny. Given the fact that they continually waste money prosecuting medical marijuana suspects in California and tons of small-time drug dealers — heck, they even prosecuted Ed Rosenthal a second time, knowing that the longest sentence they could get […]

Until that day that it is not

Some reading

Denver City Council – better than the rest of us

It’s hard to imagine a more annoying group of nitwits than the Denver City Council.

“I had a brownie once, there may have even been a bowl going with it,” Councilwoman Marcia Johnson told the newspaper. “I got a good taste and even a case of the giggles, but I voted against (the marijuana measure) […]

Not another dollar

The DEA is attempting to intimidate New Mexico’s new medical marijuana program, by raiding the home of a paraplegic man certified by the state for medical marijuana. This is truly disgusting. Here’s the part that really got to me:

A press release jointly issued by the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force illustrates the political nature […]


High: The True Tale of Marijuana, a documentary that I reviewed here will finally be released for wider distribution in 2008. Film-maker (and Drug WarRant friend) John Holowach has made the first 13 minutes available to you here (and to anyone who wishes to share this YouTube video)


A letter

Dear President Bush, With Alberto Gonzales leaving in September, it looks like you’ll be needing to find a new Attorney General to serve out the rest of your term. I am willing to offer my services. I’m not a lawyer and don’t have any work experience specific to the job, but as I understand it, […]

Asking the right questions about drug policy

The recent excellent Washington Post article by Misha Glenny (The Lost War) and Robert S. Weiner’s “rebuttal” (The War Is Not Lost) has sparked some rather heated discussions about the statistics of drug use patterns, both in comments here and over at Drug Law Blog, where Robert Weiner himself responded to Alex’s fisking. Alex does […]

Highway Robbery

This has been making the rounds pretty well already, but I want to make sure everyone knows what kind of country this is becoming, thanks to the drug war. (via The Agitator) Yes, the police can stop you and take your money at gunpoint for no reason than the fact that you have money.

Anastasio […]

There’s something in the air…

Can you feel it?