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Press Release from the NSA: Gupta Nomination Concern

On behalf of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the 3080 elected sheriffs nationwide, Sheriff John Aubrey, NSA President and Sheriff of Continue →

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The media is often up for a juicy pot-related study, without requiring much critical thought.

The latest outrage-du-jour is that people are talking about marijuana… on Twitter.

Pro-marijuana ‘tweets’ are sky-high on Continue →

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Illegitimate

by Pete on January 22, 2015

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I don’t consider any government that commits murder or violates basic human rights to be legitimate.

Capital punishment and public opinion

The campaign to abolish capital punishment in Indonesia suffered a huge Continue →

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More from Johann Hari on addiction

by Pete on January 20, 2015

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Johann Hari’s new book “Chasing the Scream” is getting some good coverage. Apparently he was on Coast to Coast recently with a huge audience, and reviews are starting to show Continue →

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This is potentially big (and has gotten people quite excited), but it really depends on how certain things are defined.

Executive order dated today: Prohibition on Certain Federal Adoptions of Continue →

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That’s one of the powerful messages that comes from Johann Hari’s excellent new book “Chasing the Scream” (see my review earlier this week).

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So the NCAA, which has far more strict criteria on flunking a marijuana test (5 nanograms compared to 35 for NFL, 50 for MLB, and 150 for World Anti-Doping Agency), Continue →

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Chasing the Scream – book review

by Pete on January 11, 2015

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Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to read a new book about the drug war by Johann Hari: “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War Continue →

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Thought for Charlie

by Pete on January 8, 2015

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It’s baffling to me that we have such insane restrictions on the use of drugs, and yet we let absolutely anybody use religion.

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Obama reaffirms U.S. support of embattled Mexican President after closed door meeting

Despite pressure from protest groups in both the United States and Mexico, it appears that nothing much will change Continue →

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The tide has shifted over the years, and, while all the politicians may not yet realize it, they’re smarter to hitch their wagons to legalization than prohibition.

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Same team

by Pete on January 5, 2015

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This bizarre article in the Washington Post seemed unaware of its own implications.

In fight against drugs, Cuba and U.S. on same team

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The broccoli fraud

by Pete on January 4, 2015

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Broccoli has been marketed and sold as food that has health benefits to the user, with the idea that people should eat it in order to get their servings of Continue →

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Happy New Year!

by Pete on January 1, 2015

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Here’s wishing a truly great year to all of our DWR family. Let’s take some more stellar steps forward in ending this drug war.

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War is over!

by Pete on December 29, 2014

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Obama Welcomes End Of The Longest War In American History

Finally, we’re ending the drug war!

President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.

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Year in review

by Pete on December 27, 2014

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Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. My mom decided to celebrate by falling off a chair and breaking her leg, so I got to spend a lot of quality time Continue →

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Marijuana has finally made it

by Pete on December 23, 2014

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Poor cannabis – for so many years, despite being extremely prevalent in use, it just couldn’t get any respect.

All that’s about to change:

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Largely without merit

by Pete on December 18, 2014

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Yep. That’s the answer to the decision by Nebraska and Oklahoma to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s laws legalizing marijuana. Also, “ridiculous,” and “moronic.”

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Drug enforcement is not racist by John P. Walters and David W. Murray.

Yep, that John Walters. The former drug czar, and subject of hundreds of drug warrant postings. And yes, Continue →

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Surgeon General

by Pete on December 16, 2014

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There is a new surgeon general, and Kevin Sabet approves:

Congratulations to the new @Surgeon_General Vivek Murthy, who opposes marijuana. “I don’t recommend marijuana.” http://t.co/TB0FMuQxoy

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Earlier this year we noted here that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had enacted two pro-medical marijuana amendments.

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