Monthly Archives: October 2009

Open Thread

Links to all the testimony from the California legalization hearing. Parents wake up and decide that they may not be so happy after all with having someone watch their child pee. More Evidence That Vaporization Works by Bruce Mirken The … Continue reading

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Stupid U.K. Tricks

Shootingthe Messenger The UK’s chief drugs adviser has been sacked by Home Secretary Alan Johnson, after criticising government policies. Professor David Nutt, head of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, criticised the decision to reclassify cannabis to Class … Continue reading

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This is who we’re up against?

Via Radley’s tweet, here is what some prohibitionists apparently think is a good argument for continuing prohibition. Joint Cause Commercial from Wil Wells on Vimeo. Seriously? That’s the best you’ve got? This is from CADFY (Community Alliances for Drug Free … Continue reading

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George Will stepping up some more

After the recent appearance on ABC, where George Will mentioned that he thought legalization of marijuana is in process in the U.S., he has written a new column which is in papers all over the country: A bit of reality … Continue reading

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Legalization Discussion in California

An historic event yesterday No tie-dye was on display at a standing-room only hearing held by a California lawmaker on Wednesday in a bid to get his marijuana legalization bill taken seriously. Instead, suits and sober discussion were the rule … Continue reading

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A new blog

I don’t promote other blogs very often, and I probably should do a better job of reminding people about some of the excellent drug policy reform blogs out there, so I’m feeling a bit embarrassed about giving a link to … Continue reading

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Anslinger musings

I was reading an interesting post over at Dr. Tom O’Connell: Pot Prohibition’s Ultimate Absurdity …how could a policy as ludicrous and destructive as marijuana prohibition have been endorsed by the whole world? The answer turns out to be critically … Continue reading

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Legislative developments

Via ASA: Medical Marijuana “Truth in Trials” Bill Introduced in House U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-CA), and a bipartisan group of his colleagues, re-introduced the “Truth in Trials” bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The “Truth in Trials” … Continue reading

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Washington Post editorial staff is confused

We’re seeing all sorts of shifts in the media on drug policy, as talk of legalization has almost become the norm. That may be causing confusion among some editorial staffs. It certainly seems that way with yesterday’s editorial in the … Continue reading

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Drug Policy by Amy Winehouse’s dad

After years of UK governments studiously ignoring every scientific report about drug policy, a home affairs select committee hearing, chaired by Keith Vaz, turned to the real expert: Amy Winehouse’s dad. Marina Hyde has a very amusing take on it … Continue reading

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