Catchy ad from Marijuana Policy Project promoting their new Consume Responsibly campaign and website.
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 →
We’ve been waiting for a big report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy. It was released tonight, and it’s huge.
Washington Post: Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization
Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a Continue →
One of the things that the drug reform movement has faced throughout its history is the pernicious and constant attempts to silence any efforts to provide honest education about illicit drugs. To even discuss illicit drugs in any realistic way was painted as a an attempt to encourage kids to Continue →
Doug Darrell Acquitted of Marijuana Charges Through Jury Nullification in New Hampshire
Here’s the key point:
After deliberating for six hours, the jury unanimously declared Darrell not guilty.
Juror Cathleen Converse, self-described as a “straitlaced little old lady,” explained her reasoning in an interview with Free Talk Live.
“Mr. Darrell is a peaceful man,” Continue →
Jacob Sullum soberly reminds us that while people are openly and legally buying pot in some parts of the country, there are others behind bars for inconceivable lengths of time for marijuana offenses.
Life In Prison For Pot And Other Travesties of Marijuana Prohibition
The relatively lenient treatment of cannabis consumers raises Continue →
I have mixed feelings about this article. I’m pleased that the school district has come to their senses, but also concerned about how long it’s taken for them (and many other districts around the country) to realize that an automatic-expel-them-and-forget-them approach is destructive.
ASD Changes Drug & Alcohol Policy To Keep Continue →
Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority
The survey, released last week from online polling data company CivicScience, asked more than 450,000 U.S. adults over the last two years this question: “Would you support or oppose a law in your state that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol?”
Fifty-eight percent Continue →