Anti-Drug War

Colorado responds

by Pete on March 28, 2015

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Colorado has responded to the Supreme court complaint by Nebraska and Oklahoma with this brief.

I think it’s extremely well-written and well-argued, pointing out the absurdity of the claims by the Continue →

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On twitter:

[…] Now, is there any way to keep prohibition and limit the excesses of drug law enforcement? That’s the hard one.

Yep.

Kevin always talks about there being a way to Continue →

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Just for fun:

9 Reasons We Should Never, Never, Never, Ever Legalize Marijuana by Michael McCutcheon.

Pretty convincing stuff.

Consider this an open thread.

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No, not the UNODC, but the United Nations Development Programme has nothing good to say about it.

Transform has great coverage: Another UN agency savages the drug war

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Kevin Sabet has an recent interview with German Lopez in VOX. Most of it is the usual stuff he peddles, like wanting to somehow reduce some of the harmful Continue →

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HAT in Nevada?

by Pete on March 19, 2015

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Wow.

Nevada State Senate to Consider Goundbreaking Heroin-Assisted Treatment Program

Last week, Nevada State Senator Richard Segerblom introduced groundbreaking legislation, Senate Bill 275, which creates a four-year heroin-assisted treatment pilot project.

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Just a reminder about drug scares…

by Pete on March 19, 2015

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Remember crack babies? How we lost an entire generation because crack destroyed all those new lives?

Yeah. Didn’t happen. We all know that now.

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President Obama:

“Let’s put it in perspective,” Obama said in response. “Young people, I understand this is important to you, but you should be thinking about climate change, the economy, jobs, Continue →

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For some years now, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has had a public agenda of fighting marijuana legalization by promoting the dangers of “drugged driving,” pushing for Continue →

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Friday thread

by Pete on March 12, 2015

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I’m heading back from New York later today — it’s been a crazy and busy week with a group of college students, doing walking tours and seeing theatre.

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UN Narcotics Agency Calling for Abolition of Death Penalty

the INCB’s annual report, which was published on Tuesday, board members encourage all “states which retain and continue to impose the death Continue →

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Stupid prohibition tricks

by Pete on March 5, 2015

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As many of you are now aware, yet another lawsuit has been filed against legalization of marijuana in Colorado. This one by Sheriffs in Colorado and neighboring states. The Continue →

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Thoughts on a wonderful thing.

by Pete on March 4, 2015

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The drug policy reform movement is about ending a set of prohibition policies that cause corruption, destruction and death in just about every aspect of society. It’s not about people Continue →

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The latest of polls to now show a majority supporting marijuana legalization.

Majority favors marijuana legalization for the first time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey

For the first time, the General Continue →

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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.

Sage Chocolate chip cookies Motor oil Spearmint Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap Tortilla dough Deodorant Billiards chalk Patchouli Flour Eucalyptus Breath Continue →
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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’

“We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to Continue →

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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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