Monthly Archives: November 2009


“It’s time to use science and common sense to direct our efforts — not ideology, not positions of the past, but a fresh look at what the data tells us. We also need the willingness to rethink old positions and … Continue reading

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U.S. government gives one man 115,000 joints

Many of you have read my piece on Irv Rosenfeld. He’s quite an amazing individual. The Mail has a piece on him now: American stockbroker sets record for cannabis consumption with 115,000th joint (and it’s all legal) An American stockbroker … Continue reading

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More fun with bad OpEds

This one is by James Swift in the Kennesaw Sate University Sentinel: Actually, DON’T legalize it, and it’s a lot of fun. I’m going to take a controversial stance and assert that marijuana shouldn’t be legalized. As a college student, … Continue reading

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Thank you, America

Via Reason

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Department of Pre-Crime

Jeralyn at TalkLeft received this from the Department of Justice: The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance are hosting a symposium November 18-20, 2009, to explore the potential for implementing predictive policing strategies … Continue reading

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Just think how successful I could be if I shot some dogs

Since the day his officers gunned down two pet Labrador dogs and handcuffed two innocent people for hours in a drug raid in 2008 at the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Prince George’s County Sheriff Michael Jackson has … Continue reading

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Random Shots

Kudos to the folks who raised a ruckus this week about the fact that the DEA had not yet removed the reference to American Medical Association’s support for marijuana being in Schedule 1. With the AMA’s turnaround last week, it … Continue reading

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Cory Maye gets a new trial

Breaking at The Agitator This is great news. Look forward to hearing more details.

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Something terrible must be about to happen…

Item #1: Boomers see views relaxing on marijuana “There’s gotten to be greater tolerance, that’s for sure,” said Lee, the son of one-time acting Maryland governor Blair Lee III. “I know literally hundreds of people my age who smoke. They … Continue reading

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Reform Conference Finale

Well the final day of the conference came and went yesterday; here are some of my thoughts on the panels I attended and the closing plenary. Panel:  Intoxicants, Addiction, & the Future of Drug Control  Moderator: Harry Levine (Queens College)  … Continue reading

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