Monthly Archives: April 2012

Drug testing state workers ruled unconstitutional

Judge: Scott’s Drug Testing Of State Workers Unconsitutional Miami federal judge Ursula Ungaro has ruled that Governor Rick Scott’s order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. Judge Ungaro said the blanket testing of 85,000 workers violated the Constitution’s … Continue reading

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A really bad idea

420 rally to celebrate drug-free youth The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Eagle Valley High School’s DADD (Devils Against Drinking and Drugs) Club is hosting its inaugural 420 Drug Free Rally on Friday at the Field House … Continue reading

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If not drug legalization, what?

While I was busy with other things last week, I missed the chance to talk about the excellent Leonard Pitts, Jr. column If not drug legalization, what, Mr. President? The president argued that drug dealers might come to “dominate certain … Continue reading

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Fun with debates

I had a fun time yesterday. There was a flyer about a debate on campus on the legalization of marijuana – not sure if it was a class thing or a debate club thing, but it was one of those … Continue reading

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Young Turks debate

Former DEA analyst Sean Dunagan agrees with the majority of Americans who say it is time to legalize marijuana. He debates former police officer Paul Chabot, who thinks even alcohol prohibition actually worked. Sean is a member of Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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White House responds to more petitions

What We Have to Say About Marijuana and Hemp Production America’s farmers deserve our Nation’s help and support to ensure rural America’s prosperity and vitality. Federal law prohibits human consumption, distribution, and possession of Schedule I controlled substances. Hemp and … Continue reading

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Looking for the third side of a coin

“Merry” and “tragical”? “Tedious” and “brief”? That is hot ice and wondrous strange snow. How shall we find the concord of this discord? – A Midsummer Night’s Dream That scene came unbidden to my mind as I doubled over in … Continue reading

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Open Thread

I’ve been out of touch for a while, helping students with a fundraiser where they ended up keeping four square games going for 69 hours straight, along with having bands playing and other special events. They ended up raising about … Continue reading

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Welcome SSDP members

Had a great time at the Illinois State University Hemp Fest sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Gave a talk on drug policy and had a wonderful discussion with a number of audience members afterward. I also had some … Continue reading

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Washington and Jefferson and 420

I’ve got a group of extremely talented friends (and former students) who have been involved in a massive film/real life/social media project called “I Made America.” Check out their entire video series – it’s wonderful. The idea is that six … Continue reading

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