Monthly Archives: September 2009

Today Show discovers successful women pot smokers!

Wow. The Stiletto Stoners piece was powerful, and it’s got legs. Next stop, The Today Show, where they actually say that pot is better for thinking than alcohol, and that the biggest problem (although not that big) is that it’s … Continue reading

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Family Guy as U.S. Policy

If only it were so… Venezuelan state TV today broadcast an excerpt from “Family Guy” as an example of how the U.S. promotes drug use. The clip features Stewie, the matricide-obsessed infant son of Peter and Lewis Lois Griffin, singing … Continue reading

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Marc Emery Open Thread

Prince of Pot’s Sentence Reeks of Injustice and Mocks Our Sovereignty, Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun Emery’s Jail Term Longer Than for Some Violent Crimes […] It is a legal tragedy that in my opinion marks the capitulation of our sovereignty … Continue reading

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It’s all how you report it

A couple days ago, I gave you a bunch of links about the drug policy conference held in El Paso last week. With the last minute dropouts of the Drug Czar and the Border Czar, the conference had turned into … Continue reading

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Marijuana. Harmless?

Derrick Humbert was wanted on a warrant for possession of marijuana. After being pulled over during a traffic stop, Humbert got out of his vehicle and ran. An officer used his Taser to end the chase. Humbert was taken to … Continue reading

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The Coalition for a Drug Free California had a daylong conference to discuss how to stop marijuana dispensaries. More than 20 community leaders, elected officials and law enforcement officials met at the Ayres Hotel to discuss the reality of shutting … Continue reading

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Changing views on incarceration?

So Governor Quinn has decided to release 1,000 nonviolent prisoners in the State of Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times, in an editorial, slammed him… but not for releasing the prisoners. Quinn was right to take the first long-overdue step in Illinois … Continue reading

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Planning for those holiday parties

I’m not even sure what I think of this. MADD announces an exclusive license agreement with Hill Street Marketing Inc. to produce a line of alcohol-free beverages, MADD Virgin Drinks, which will provide American consumers with a delicious and socially … Continue reading

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10 Drug Policy Goals

LEAP member and active drug policy reformer James P. Gray (a Superior Court Judge and author of Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs), has an interesting OpEd. He’s trying to put together a … Continue reading

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Open Thread

President Uribe says the drug war isn’t working because we haven’t gone after the consumer enough. We believe that instead of advocating for the legalization of drugs, we must reflect on the need to make consumption illegal. There is no … Continue reading

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