Monthly Archives: April 2010

Busy Times

It’s the last week of classes, and a host of fascinating (and time-consuming) activities. Yesterday was a 16-hour work day. So what’s going on that interests you? Is it California? Medical Marijuana? The inability of Arizona to come to grips … Continue reading

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Third Round Semifinal Voting at FDL

That’s right, a third round of voting (three whole sets of suggestions) on naming their pot campaign. Clearly they have a lot of readers that can be reached through this campaign at FireDogLake. On Monday, they’ll combine the top vote … Continue reading

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FDL, voting, and Public Safety First

Over at FireDogLake voting is still going on in the second set of names for the contest to name their marijuana legalization campaign. Jane also notes the new website for an opposition group to legalization in California: Public Safety First. … Continue reading

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If I was President… of Colombia

At Colombia Reports: The biggest loser in the presidential campaign is the war on drugs The article discusses the problems with the war on drugs in Colombia and Mexico, and then talk about the close race for replacing Uribe as … Continue reading

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Cannabis news around the country

Illinois Medical Marijuana law close to a vote Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), House sponsor of the Illinois medical cannabis bill, has renewed his call for support for SB 1381. He was joined at a press conference by doctors, clergy, patients, … Continue reading

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Drug Enforcement, Gateway to Violence

When the preliminary results of this study came out a while back, it was mentioned here, but now it’s out, it’s official, and it’s an AP story and in the Washington Post: Study links drug enforcement to more violence A … Continue reading

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I’m fighting another bout of being ill — this time it’s an intermittent fever for the past three days that’s quite annoying and tiring. It hasn’t gone much over 101 degrees F, so I don’t think it’s serious, but if … Continue reading

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Drug War Greed (updated)

This is why it’s so hard to make fundamental changes in the federal government’s drug war. As you know, Obama’s Drug Czar has been heavily claiming that this administration is much more concerned about demand side and treatment. In fact, … Continue reading

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Southern Illinois weighs in on marijuana legalization

Title of the piece at The Southern: Local authorties: Marijuana should not be legalized And what is the reasoning from those “authorties”? “I’m against it,” said Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman. “They’re going to continue to use drugs, so why … Continue reading

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Framing the questions

So much depends on how you ask the question. Widely publicized 4/20 poll actually shows majority support for drug reforms As with many instances in politics, actuality can often be obscured behind the wrong frame: ask a question just the … Continue reading

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