Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photo Project

NoMoreDrugWar Photo Project During the drug policy reform conference, they took pictures of people posing with their own anti-drug-war message. Nice idea.

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Odds and Ends

Radley Balko’s been tearing up the joint with a new six-part series on Utah, of all things. Worth checking out. How A Botched Drug Raid in Utah Sparked An Unlikely Movement — the first five parts are out. Science for … Continue reading

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Reform Conference – 2013

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Drugs, Morality, and Peter Hitchens

So I ended up in a twitter exchange with Peter Hitchens… It started with a note from Evert Rauwendaal… @TransformDrugs @DrugWarRant Oh dear. Peter Hitchens in Australia to talk about the morality of drug taking Peter Hitchens noticed and … Continue reading

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Fun Red-Ribbon Week Activities

Student Injured by K-9 Officer (via Radley) An 11-year-old male student has been treated for “minor injuries” sustained following a bite from a Brazil Police Department K-9 officer at the Red Ribbon Awareness week kick-off event at the Clay County … Continue reading

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Marijuana – the silent killer

Malta Asked whether he would discriminate between hard drugs and soft drugs, Fr Cordina said that in terms of social responsibility, there is no difference between them. “The abuse of hard drugs is easier to detect due to its overt … Continue reading

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Tweets from the Conference

Update: Statement of the day from Uruguay — #Uruguay rep on #marijuana reform: “we’d rather breach intl #narcotics conventions than intl #humanrights law” #reformconf Exactly. I’ve long felt that that’s the easiest (and most true) approach to dropping out of … Continue reading

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Fetal protection

Shackled and pregnant Wis. case challenges ‘fetal protection law’ … seems to me there needs to be fetal (and mother) protection from drug warrior busybodies. In cases like Beltran’s, “the woman loses pretty much every constitutional right we associate with … Continue reading

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Things we won’t miss

Nick Gillespie has a nice piece in Time: 8 Things We Won’t Miss When Pot is Legal Everywhere Legalizing pot won’t create a problem-free country any more than tearing down the Berlin Wall solved all the problems in East Germany … Continue reading

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Can we help NIDA with its drug-free goal?

The government is once again seeking the elusive “drug free” fantasy. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Please share: It’s Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31). Be part of the creation of a drug-free America by taking the Red Ribbon pledge: … Continue reading

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