Some New York Republicans are thinking about going the “soft on drugs” route
Queens Republicans and their Assembly colleagues signaled last week that they will make a major issue of the repealed Rockefeller drug laws in next yearâ€™s legislative elections.
Personally, I think it’s a bad political move in this economy. [Via]
I love the title of this OpEd by Bruce Mirken: Why Is L.A’.s District Attorney Helping Mexican Drug Cartels?
LAST Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced a sweeping new plan to boost the profits of Mexican drug cartels, a plan almost certain to increase the slaughter these vicious gangs are perpetrating on both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border.
Of course, Cooley didn’t call it that. He claimed, on dubious legal grounds, that all medical marijuana dispensaries in the county are illegal and announced plans to crack down on them.
Why I Give Marijuana to my Autistic Child by Marie Myung-Ok Lee. Powerful piece you should read.
Don’t walk up to a policeman with a bag of marijuana stuck to your forehead. Just a thought. [Via]
Looking for one of those articles that really makes you doubt the humanity of the author? Here’s one. [Thanks, Tom]
First, drug addiction needs to be viewed as a choice, not an illness. Mao Zedong, the former leader of China, cured 20 million opium addicts over just one weekend by announcing that anyone still addicted would be shot on Monday.
Economics and the Drug War by Bart Frazier at Lew Rockwell. Basic stuff (to us).
Headline: Cops report dead man ate broccoli on the night he died.
That would make as much sense as this one: Cops: Stephen had smoked cannabis
(the article is even worse). [Thanks, Mike]
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