Monthly Archives: September 2014

Open Thread

Yesterday I talked about some pathetic things happening on campuses. Today, I want to talk about some better things. I am an administrator and teacher at a university, and there was a time when even discussions about drug policy reform … Continue reading

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Recruiting informants in college

This is just another of the despicable side-effects of the drug war. Undercover students used in drug busts at some University of Wisconsin campuses Yeah, you bust some college kid of selling pot to his friends, and threaten him with … Continue reading

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Scary Big Marijuana

Kevin Sabet is at it again with his favorite fantasy. If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of Big Marijuana Comments are open.

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Norm Stamper on Militarization

At the same time that the Global Commission on Drug Policy was releasing their report, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was holding a hearing on police militarization. Retired Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper’s provided testimony. I … Continue reading

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New York Times: Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use Wall Street Journal: Decriminalize, Regulate Heroin, Cocaine, Commission Says Gawker: International Commission: Decriminalize Drugs Everywhere Huffington Post: World Leaders Call For Massive Shift in Global Drug Policy New … Continue reading

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Huge Story – Global Commission calls for decriminalization, regulation, and legalization

We’ve been waiting for a big report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy. It was released tonight, and it’s huge. Washington Post: Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization Drug use should … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Some very good reading this morning… Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes (Washington Post) Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques … Continue reading

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We must prevent education… you know, for the children

One of the things that the drug reform movement has faced throughout its history is the pernicious and constant attempts to silence any efforts to provide honest education about illicit drugs. To even discuss illicit drugs in any realistic way … Continue reading

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Update: This story is from 2012. Sorry about that. Still, if you missed it then, it’s a very strong point. We need to keep pushing for more of this. Doug Darrell Acquitted of Marijuana Charges Through Jury Nullification in New … Continue reading

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We may be turning the tide, but there are still too many victims

Jacob Sullum soberly reminds us that while people are openly and legally buying pot in some parts of the country, there are others behind bars for inconceivable lengths of time for marijuana offenses. Life In Prison For Pot And Other … Continue reading

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