Monthly Archives: June 2014

Strained comparisons

“Drugs.” It’s a word like “food.” Encompasses a whole range of things, with a wide variety of impacts on humans. Oreos and broccoli are both “food.” Yet I would guess that any educated person would say that there’s a difference … Continue reading

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This is your home

This is part of a new campaign by the ACLU: War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to … Continue reading

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Taking back June 26

Global Day of Protest Against the War on Drugs Every year, the United Nations designates June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Sounds good, right? […] In recent years, some countries have “celebrated” their approach … Continue reading

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Stories from SWAT

We’ve discussed this case already, but it makes it even more powerful when told by the mother. A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, … Continue reading

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Where to go?

Jacob Sullum has an interesting article: Colorado’s Cannabis Consumption Conundrum But once a visitor settles on a gram of Budderface or a quarter-ounce of Cinderella 99, he has a problem: Where can he smoke it? State and local restrictions have … Continue reading

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Congress learns that the federal system for regulating cannabis research is completely messed up

Now, will they do anything about it? Major Federal Official Admits to Congress That Prohibition Has Harmed Research into Marijuana’s Benefits by Paul Armentano Those who work in marijuana policy reform have long been aware that federal regulations and agencies … Continue reading

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Open Thread

A lot going on today… Hearing in Congress: Mixed Signals: the Administration’s Policy on Marijuana, Part Four – the Health Effects and Science Twitter is blowing up right now. Some great interactions between @KevinSabet, @TomAngell, @BeauKilmer, @RafaelONDCP and others. Hemp … Continue reading

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Catholic Church a flawed and failed experiment

Pope says just say no to legalizing drugs VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment on Friday, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Alaska police chiefs warn that they’ll need new gravy train

Alaska police chiefs say legalizing marijuana will increase funding, training needs Police administrators across Alaska worry that marijuana legalization could mean increased costs for their departments, according to survey results released Tuesday by the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police. … Continue reading

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Leading from the rear

Hillary Clinton Evolves on Another Issue – National Journal On Tuesday, she was more amenable to change. On medical marijuana, Clinton called for more research into its benefits, without doubting they exist, but she stopped short of endorsing the widespread … Continue reading

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