Haven’t had a bizarro anti-legalization post from Cliff Kincaid linked here in a while. I think you’ll find this one quite entertaining.
The Potheads in Our Dopey Media
A ghoulish shade from the past has come forth to haunt us once again. Yes, it’s John P. Walters! [cue: cheesy scary music]
Former ‘drug czar’ warns against marijuana use
Walters, the former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2001 to 2009, gave a presentation titled Continue →
Aaron Malin has a rather disturbing article at Reason: Drug War Propaganda Counts as State Police Training
In Missouri, sworn law enforcement officers are required to take 48 credit hours of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) continuing education every three years. While some specific courses are required for all Continue →
Drug paraphernalia is one of the truly absurd subplots of the drug war. Its mere existence seemed to infuriate prohibitionists and resulted in a hodge-podge of strange and hard-to-enforce laws.
I remember when Chicago Alderman Robert Fioretti tried to ban small baggies (I also remember him getting really pissed off when Continue →
Who decides what a serving size is? And are they talking about real people who actually eat food?
I’ve been reducing carbs in my diet and watching what I eat a bit. So I find myself checking those nutritional information labels. So often, I’ll look at the label and say Continue →
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 a felony, which would kick him out of school, unless he turns Continue →
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 thought it was pretty good, so I’ve included his entire written Continue →
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 York Daily News: Leaders meet to propose changes to drug policy
Daily Beast: Continue →