Monthly Archives: December 2012

More than a little, less than a lot

One of the really bizarre things to watch in drug policy — the arguments over how one expresses: the amount that a policy will hurt Mexican drug trafficking organizations, and the amount of prison population directly related to marijuana/possession/non-violent drug … Continue reading

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Our legacy in Liberia

Liberia: Govt Faces Huge Task Against Marijuana Farmers When I read this kind of stuff, it makes me a little sad… The Chief for central Liberia at the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA), Flomo Weahma, says:”Currently, the laws on the book, … Continue reading

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Strategizing for the next 14 states

Parts of Colorado’s pot legalization strategy exported to other states (Denver Post) But the true test for marijuana activists will come in 2016, the next presidential election year. That is when Kampia hopes to run legalization initiatives in California, Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Miss Universe shows us the way

Miss Universe doesn’t support marijuana legalization “It’s been proven to prevent people from their full potentional, and I don’t think that’s a good thing for society,” she said. “If we’re trying to move things forward, a drug like marijuana does … Continue reading

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Guns and drugs

Ilya Somin, at Volokh Conspiracy, nicely expands on Dan Kahan’s notion that gun violence could be reduced by legalizing drugs. As an extra bonus, this approach to reducing gun violence doesn’t threaten anyone’s civil liberties or Second Amendment rights. It … Continue reading

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Open Thread

On the road again… Off to visit my folks in Quincy, Illinois and Indianola, Iowa. I’ll stop in when I can. Everybody have a wonderful holiday season, and if you’re traveling, be safe (be safe regardless). There’s eggnog in the … Continue reading

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Teen Marijuana Use Doesn’t Cause Brain Damage

… but alcohol does. Today in Medical Daily Perhaps in response to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington last month, more teens are lighting up than ever before. However, one study suggests that parents have less to fear … Continue reading

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Beer drinking linked to Mosque burning

Linn claimed that he had consumed 45 beers in the 6 hours before leaving his Indiana home to set fire to the mosque, which he had discovered while working as a truck driver. Clearly we have to make beer illegal. … Continue reading

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Some Christmas Carolling


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Study: Teens not so stupid, after all

AP: Teens’ views on dangers of pot fall to 20-year-low Teenagers’ perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high … Continue reading

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