Monthly Archives: January 2013

Time for a baldness fad in schools?

They used to want to watch kids pee in a cup. Now school officials have moved on to voodoo. They want a lock of kids’ hair in order to control them. High School To Collect Students’ Hair For Mandatory Drug … Continue reading

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Whacking the new weed whackers

The excellent Maia Szalavitz takes on Project Sam: The New Weed Whackers In fact, I can’t really get my head around why people who have suffered addiction would support criminalization—especially people like Kennedy whose top talking point is that addiction … Continue reading

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The DEA requires cannabis to pass a test that does not exist in federal law

An excellent post at the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Blog: The meaning of the DEA’s recent victory in ASA v DEA The article posits that petitioners made a mistake by attempting to show that the DEA’s requirements for determining that … Continue reading

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Belville to Sabet to Chapman

Russ Belville: A Response to Kevin Sabet’s ‘A Response to Steven Chapman’s ‘The War on Pot: Not a Safe Bet” An entertaining takedown by Russ Belville. He hits all the top Sabet talking points quite nicely.

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One of these things is not like the others

Anthony Johnson at National Cannabis Coalition catches this one: When asked by HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim why we keep marijuana illegal, Chabot responded: “Why do we keep heroin, LSD, prostitution, child pornography illegal?” If Paul Chabot doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Advert Clearly the UK is no better at making anti-drug ads than the ONDCP. (Frank, BTW, is essentially the UK equivalent of an ONDCP mascot.) Check out these others.

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The weakness of anti-legalization arguments

This is a comment by Transform’s Steve Rolles in response to a particular article, but it would be appropriate as a response for just about any argument against legalization. Neil McKeganey’s key concern with legalisation and regulation of drugs appears … Continue reading

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Victory in Caswell Motel case

Owner wins court battle against feds trying to seize his Tewksbury motel A federal magistrate judge has rejected federal law enforcement officials’ attempt to seize a Tewksbury motel due to drug activity that had taken place there over the years. … Continue reading

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Drug Exposé

Brilliant film.

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It’s hard to be more dysfunctional than the federal government and drug policy

Here’s the bad dysfunctional news: Breaking: In Fight Over Marijuana’s Scheduling, Appeals Court Rules in Favor of DEA and Schedule 1 The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. ruled today in favor of the DEA’s decision to keep … Continue reading

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