Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Sadomoralist leading the Illiterate

Mark “Can I watch while you lock the cell door?” Souder meets Gil “Words aren’t in my vocabulary” Kerlikowske. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – U.S. Representative Mark Souder and Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske will … Continue reading

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Personal Marijuana Use OK in Argentina

CNN Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else. […] Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt, who at one time supported laws that make … Continue reading

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What models of marijuana legalization are best or most likely?

I thought it would be interesting to get the views of readers on different models of marijuana legalization (note: this is marijuana legalization only — we’ll explore other drugs in later polls).

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How much say should addicts have on drug policy?

The New York Times has a very strange article on Mexico’s recent partial decriminalization law: In Mexico, Ambivalence on a Drug Law That “ambivalence” apparently stems from the New York Times talking to two people: a drug addict and a … Continue reading

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Cato Unbound – the War on Drugs in Mexico

Cato Unbound has another excellent discussion series on the war on drugs, this time focusing on Mexico, though naturally, the discussion ends up coming back to the U.S. time and time again as it must. The lead essay — A … Continue reading

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Book Bomb results

Just a quick note regarding yesterday’s book bomb for Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert… The book got up as high as #14. Pretty darn good (not … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Well, the conversion to the new site has been working quite well, and it seems people are finding it, for the most part. I’m still working on getting 301 re-directs for the pages on the old site and hope that … Continue reading

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Mexico’s new decrim law in effect today

This was tried in 2006, but the U.S. objected and it didn’t pass. But now it’s the law Anyone caught with drug amounts under the personal-use limit will be encouraged to seek treatment, and for those caught a third time … Continue reading

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99 years of failed prohibition lessons

Drug WarRant reader Chris found something interesting on the editorial page of a San Franciso newspaper from August 30, 1910 (full page available here as a pdf). The paper was urging the municipal authorities to use their best efforts to … Continue reading

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this little thing makes so much possible

While we keep the book bomb going, here’s a little gem to entertain you. Somebody made a parody of an Intel commercial where people are holding a microchip in their hands….

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