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Puerto Rico: Governor Signs Executive Order To Allow For Medicinal Use of Marijuana

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro J. García Padilla signed an executive order on Sunday to allow for the therapeutic use of cannabis and cannabinoids in the US territory. The Governor acknowledged that several US states have already legalized the plant for therapeutic purposes and that Puerto Rican patients would similarly benefit from a...

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Open Thread

May 4, 2015
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Open Thread

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. It’s the end of the semester and I’ve been going non-stop with a variety of events and responsibilities. It’s great fun, but I’m completely wiped out. It’ll ease up after Commencement this coming Saturday.

I’ll definitely have...

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Drug Warrior Christie Still Pushing Gateway Myth

Drug Warrior Christie Still Pushing Gateway Myth

The “gateway” theory is still hanging around after all these years. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in one of his many ill-informed public statements, recently proclaimed that were he elected president in 2016, he would “crack down and not permit” states to legalize marijuana...

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David Simon, Baltimore, Drug War

April 30, 2015
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David Simon, Baltimore, Drug War

David Simon has an outstanding interview with the Marshall Project. Nothing new to us here, but very well said…

David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish

I guess there’s an awful...

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The War on Drugs and the streets of our cities

April 28, 2015
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The War on Drugs and the streets of our cities

The world is talking about Baltimore right now — another battleground between police and citizens who have lost respect for each other in large part due to the war...

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Congress: House Members Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Prevent Federal Prosecutions Of State-Compliant Marijuana Consumers, Businesses

California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, along with five other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced legislation to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are...

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Support for Legalization Remains Strong

Support for Legalization Remains Strong

There have been a number of national surveys released over the last few months measuring the public’s support for marijuana legalization, confirming a majority of Americans continue to favor...

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Open Thread

April 25, 2015
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Open Thread

I’m playing the piano for a production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” this weekend, and have a number of visitors in town, so I’m just trying to keep my head...

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Confirmed: DEA Head Michele Leonhart Stepping Down

Confirmed: DEA Head Michele Leonhart Stepping Down

Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart is stepping down, US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed. She is expected to leave the agency in mid-May.

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Confirmed: DEA Head Michele Leonhart Stepping Down

Confirmed: DEA Head Michele Leonhart Stepping Down

Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart is stepping down, US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed. She is expected to leave the agency in mid-May.

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CBS News Poll: Majority Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijuana

The majority of Americans say that marijuana is safer than alcohol and believe that its use should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by CBS News....

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Michele Leonhart

April 22, 2015
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Michele Leonhart

So it looks like Michele Leonhart is finally going to be leaving the DEA.

Michele Leonhard, Head of D.E.A., to Retire Over Handling of Sex Scandal

Ms. Leonhart’s impending...

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