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Over at the Watch, Radley has a partial list of substances that have tested positive for illegal drugs with field testing kits.

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Crack babies from marijuana smoke

by Pete on March 1, 2015

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The Fox News Medical A-Team: Fox News doctor: ‘Crack babies’ come from women ‘smoking this whole marijuana business’

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Washington, DC. February 26, 2015

by Pete on February 26, 2015

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Oh, wait…

No, that was Washington, DC in 1814. Sorry.

My bad.

Ah, here we go.

Um… no.

That’s from the fictional movie “Independence Day.”

Hmmm…

Where are all the scenes of destruction from today’s cataclysm?

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Comparing drugs

by Pete on February 25, 2015

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A number of people have been talking about this article: How scientists rank drugs from most to least dangerous — and why the rankings are flawed.

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Mark Kleiman delivers what may be his most tortured and convoluted attach on marijuana legalization to date.

Over at “About News,” where they ironically credit Kleiman as their “Marijuana Legalization Expert,” Continue →

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Reading my Facebook feed this morning, I saw a number of references to John Legend’s acceptance speech at the Oscars last night: Oscars 2015: John Legend Makes Slavery Comparison in Continue →

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Coalition for Public Safety

by Pete on February 20, 2015

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Unlikely Cause Unites the Left and the Right: Justice Reform

Usually bitter adversaries, Koch Industries and the Center for American Progress have found at least one thing they can agree on: Continue →

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Another idiotic lawsuit against Colorado

by Pete on February 18, 2015

Safe Streets Lawsuit to Block the Legalization of Marajuana

Safe Streets: Our Lawsuit to Block the Legalization of Marajuana

Yep, that’s how they spelled it.

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Guidelines for an afternoon ritual

by Pete on February 18, 2015

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Vanity Fair has a pleasant piece by Micah Nathan: A Nice Bowl of Weed

When I think about my experiences with cannabis, I find no fewer than 10 outstanding rules for Continue →

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Science by Press Release

by Pete on February 15, 2015

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Remember the NHTSA study from last week that showed no significant increase in crash risk from using marijuana? It didn’t fit their narrative, so, while they had to release it, Continue →

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A Valentine’s Day poem

by Pete on February 14, 2015

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Stolen from Twitter…

Roses are crispy, Violets play hockey. I’m thinking those mushrooms Were not shiitake.

– Adam Isacson

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Tom Angell is unstoppable in his dogged determination to ask pointed questions of the powerful. Over at Marijuana.com, he discusses the Facebook chat conducted by NIDA’s Nora Volkow, where he Continue →

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Death penalty

by Pete on February 11, 2015

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Richard Branson: Abolishing the death penalty

One area of particular concern to death penalty opponents like me is the so-called war on drugs. At least 32 countries still prescribe the death Continue →

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Back in 2009, Ashley Halsey III, a factually lazy reporter at the Washington Post, was completely taken by the drug czar’s report about the voluntarily testing of drivers and made Continue →

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What a great ad for… weed

by Pete on February 10, 2015

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New Jersey prohibitionists clearly don’t have a clue about advertising.

Story at Weedist.

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Bad science reporting again

by Pete on February 9, 2015

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Here’s a great way of looking at how facts get distorted by government and the media.

Remember, on Friday afternoon (putting it out with the trash), NHTSA released their report showing Continue →

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No evidence marijuana leads to higher crash risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a 20-month survey of drivers in 2013 and 2014 found that while drinking dramatically raises the Continue →

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That’s right! The Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience – Program Kit ($875), and the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Impairment Experience – Event Kit ($1,590) from Innocorp, Ltd. can show you Continue →

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Smooth government lies

by Pete on February 4, 2015

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Here’s a great little exercise in seeing how government agencies can dance and weave to avoid telling the truth, and to make implications that aren’t true.

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So much bad policy at one table

by Pete on February 2, 2015

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Check out the 9 am panel tomorrow (February 3) at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum.

I’m sure the ghost of Harry Anslinger will be there smiling.

[Thanks, Tom]

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NIDA and drugged driving

by Pete on February 2, 2015

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been celebrating National Drug Facts Week (“Shattering the Myths”) with lots of things posted on social media.

As usual, the only “facts” they’re Continue →

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