Paul Armentano catches this incredible performance by the Director of the National Institutes of Health: Health Czar Shows Amazing Ignorance About Marijuana
“We don’t know a lot about the things we wish we did,” with respect to the herb, Collins said, Continue →
That seems to be the message that’s coming here: US softens –
Hints at ways Ja could avoid punitive measures for ganja
Instead of belching fire and brimstone, the Obama Administration yesterday appeared to be treading softly on Jamaica’s plans Continue →
California cities, police chiefs support pot regulation for the first time
Yep. After years of actively and criminally resisting the will of the voters, these groups are asking for a seat at the table of regulating marijuana. Because they’ve finally seen Continue →
I had a nice one-on-one interview with a High School student (set up by his teacher) who is doing a project on drug policy reform for a sociology class. It was really great to see his passion and enthusiasm for Continue →
Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana
I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana.
I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am Continue →
War of Words: The International Narcotics Control Board vs. A Changing World. The INCB withdrew its head from its nether regions briefly yesterday to release its 2013 report. Phillip Smith comments.
This could be a surprise Continue →
Mark Kleiman has an extensive piece in Washington Monthly: How Not to Make a Hash Out of Cannabis Legalization: Leaving it to the states is a recipe for disaster.
As usual, with Mark, it’s a mix of some very good material Continue →
One of the sad stories on my Drug War Victims page is about Gary Shepherd, a Vietnam veteran who had grown marijuana plants, and during a standoff with police, was shot to death in front of his infant son.
That son, Continue →
Apparently, once legalization happens, everyone’s going to quit their jobs and just say “Dude” a lot.
After legalization, he said, “if there’s advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? Continue →
Yakima City Council supports seeking pot tax revenue
At the heart of the debate was whether it would be hypocritical for the council, which banned the growing, processing and sale of marijuana within city limits, to seek tax revenue raised by Continue →
Jacob Sullum notes the absurdity: U.S. General Complains That Marijuana Legalization Makes Latin American Officials Less Eager To Join The War On Drugs
General John F. Kelly:
We’ve been encouraging these countries to be in the drug fight for Continue →
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – A recent national study¹ commissioned by the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada revealed that almost 25% of parents of teenagers did not consider driving while high on cannabis to be as bad as Continue →
Yes, we do keep track of Andrea’s public activities here at the Rant. After all, we’re the ones who exposed her Illinois Marijuana Lecture series and her End Needless Death program, both based on falsehoods.
She’s been director of more companies Continue →
There’s a distinct buzz out there about this event: Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization
Testifying against bills proposed in Maryland to legalize and decriminalize marijuana, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax Continue →
The head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has been arrested.
From what I can tell, he’s probably a pretty bad guy who should be put away for a long time.
And yet, when you look at the practical Continue →
These articles are from last week, but I didn’t get a chance to comment on them then.
In recent years there has been an explosion in reporting on “drugged driving.” (I have my own news filter on that term.) Most of Continue →
After dealing with the truly ugly behavior of Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet on a daily basis, it’s almost refreshing to return to one of the old-style crazies.
That’s right, our old friend Cliff Kindaid of AIM, after seemingly avoiding talking Continue →
Got a lot of stuff going on at work right now, so posting has been light for a couple of days.
Be sure to check the comments as there are always some good discussions going on around the couch.
We’ve talked a lot about Kevin Sabet, Patrick Kennedy and their “SAM” organization and how they have positioned themselves as the anti-marijuana-legalization force. Knowing that few would really support them if their policy suggestions were transparent, they’ve cloaked their pitch Continue →
That’s about the only conclusion one could make from his bizarre statements about marijuana and alcohol.
“If I’m at a wedding reception here and somebody has a drink or two, most people wouldn’t say they’re wasted,” Walker said, according to The Continue →
The California Narcotics Officers Association sent this bizarre letter to President Obama, asking him to retract his statements comparing marijuana and alcohol.
They start out by establishing their bona fides – for most people that would be showing that they are Continue →
I hadn’t updated the Drug War Victims page recently (not for lack of victims). But the story of Eugene Mallory hit me hard enough that I felt he needed to be added.
Our own Allan Erickson has an Continue →
The UNODC has spent a lot of effort complaining about marijuana legalization in places like Uruguay, Colorado, and Washington, but focus should really be on the damage being caused by the UNODC.
UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty
HANOI, Continue →
Our article on how the Drug Czar is required by law to lie has gotten a lot of play over the past few years, and it points out how incredibly inappropriate it is for Congress to have such a provision, Continue →
There was a time when you could pass ridiculously harsh laws and nobody would do anything about it as long as it was for “drugs.”
That seems to be changing.
Italy court strikes down drug law blamed for prison crowding
ROME (Reuters) – Continue →
Some of the revelations about the NSA and related programs that spy on American people have revealed that the DEA has used some of that likely illegal intelligence in their operations. The problem with that is that you eventually have Continue →
Slopestylers are, without a doubt, the ultimate stoners of the Winter Olympics. And I’m not even saying that they use cannabis. They just have this awesome and relaxed joie de vivre.