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March 2009



United Nations Drug Policy – the Skeptics Chime In

Via boingboing

Working with Witness and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, we cut together excerpts from “Dare to Question? Using Video to Take on UN Drug Policies” and other testimonials appealing to the United Nations to reconsider its hardline policies combating the cultivation and use of illicit drugs.


Good Post at Drug Czar’s Blog

The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s “blog” has a good post about the dangers of accidental poisoning: Is Your Home Safe?

National Poison Prevention Week is a good time for people with young children to ensure that kitchen cabinets, medicine cabinets and other storage areas are kept locked, or have child-proof latches, if they contain potentially harmful products. Garages, too, are important areas to check. Be sure that pesticides or other poisons are locked up or well out of children‰s reach.
This is also a good time for adults to check possible interactions between the different drugs they take, especially if they are taking a prescription painkiller.

They also link to a useful tip sheet (for instance, did you know that anti-freeze tastes sweet to dogs and cats?).

(boy, that was a weird post to write — I feel like I’m momentarily in some kind of bizarro world, where government programs are actually designed to help people rather than hurt them)

Programming Notes – Cato on medical marijuana today at noon and Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs at 10:30 am

The Politics and Science of Medical Marijuana Today (Tuesday, March 17) at noon Eastern

Featuring Donald Abrams, M.D., Director of Clinical Programs, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California; Robert DuPont, M.D., President, Institute for Behavior and Health; Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project; Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, […]