Monthly Archives: January 2017

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

So, President Trump has announced his nominee for the bench: Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. A lot can happen between announcement and confirmation, so obviously nothing is certain yet, but it’s worth taking a look. There are a lot of potential … Continue reading

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Your next Attorney General?

[Via Radley Balko]

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Ethan Nadelmann stepping down from Drug Policy Alliance

Ethan Nadelmann’s Farewell Letter to Drug Policy Alliance Staff The time has come for me to step aside as executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. This is just about the toughest decision I’ve ever made but it feels like … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Tom Angell has been consistently ahead of the pack on all things related to marijuana news and politics – he’s had a great connection with lawmakers as well. Now he has a new email newsletter, currently titled “Generic Marijuana Newsletter.” … Continue reading

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President Obama’s pardons and commutations

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders Obama didn’t seriously focus on pardons and commutations until 2014, two years into his second term. But, on Thursday, his last full day in office, Obama announced 330 more commutations, bringing … Continue reading

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More bad ideas

DEA Experts Call for Better Link Between Drug and Terrorism Policy Executive Editor Tom Julia interviewed Mike Chapman, Richard Fiano, Derek Maltz and Steve Murphy for 90 minutes about federal drug policy and how the Trump Administration can better combat … Continue reading

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If you have to go to the inauguration, you might as well…

Marijuana legalization supporters to hand out 4,200 joints at Trump inauguration Marijuana legalization activists in the nation’s capital plan to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as a way to raise awareness of about the fragility … Continue reading

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Highs and lows of 2016

Interactive Map: International Drug Policy Developments of 2016 Nice global perspective on developments. A lot is still going on.

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