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The end of medical marijuana harassment?

Alex at Drug Law Blog commenting on a post at Wired blog…

Wired News noted something important this weekend: that all the Democratic presidential candidates have said they will end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries if elected, presumably by appointing someone to head the Department of Justice whose priorities are different than those of […]

Plan Mexico gathering steam

Since the details are being negotiated in secret, we’ll have to wait a bit to find out what our leaders have cooked up with our tax money to escalate the drug war and corruption in Mexico.
One thing seems sure — they’re going to have a very difficult time with their efforts to avoid the “Plan Mexico” label (and it’s a bit telling that they’re trying to — why would you avoid the label if it was indicative of success?)
Anyway, people seem to like the term — both on the web and in the news.
Of course, it is the Mexican government in particular that’s anxious to avoid the label because they see Plan Colombia as a de facto usurpation of Colombia’s autonomy. (Gee, I wonder why?)

[Mexico’s Attorney General] further emphasized that the expected pact is not really comparable to the U.S.-Colombia accord, since ‹under no circumstance will [there be] outside meddling in responsibilities that the Mexican state cannot delegate [to non-Mexicans].Š

Right.