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Hypocrisy

January 31, 2015
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Hypocrisy

Rand Paul slams Bush ‘hypocrisy’ on pot

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school.

“You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route...

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Our approach to addiction treatment is medieval

January 29, 2015
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Our approach to addiction treatment is medieval

There’s a new extensive article at Huffington Post worth reading: Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? by Jason Cherkis.

This article absolutely destroys the abstinence-only approach to addiction treatment that drives so...

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Keeping the pressure on forfeiture reform

January 28, 2015
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Keeping the pressure on forfeiture reform

While Holder’s recent announcement about limiting federal adoption of civil forfeiture got a lot of people excited, it was important to realize (as we did) that the impact was very limited.

The danger was that people would think that Holder’s memo constituted real reform,...

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More ugliness from the National Sheriff’s Association

January 27, 2015
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More ugliness from the National Sheriff’s Association

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...

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American Academy of Pediatrics Calls For Rescheduling Cannabis

An updated policy statement issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for the rescheduling of the cannabis plant under federal law to better facilitate clinical...

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Demanding “Perfect Legalization” is a Formula for Defeat

Demanding “Perfect Legalization” is a Formula for Defeat

You don’t have to look too hard to see marijuana legalization efforts in several states that have a good chance of being approved by the voters in 2016. But...

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More junk science from Patricia Cavazos-Rehg

January 26, 2015
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More junk science from Patricia Cavazos-Rehg

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’...

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Open Thread

January 23, 2015
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Open Thread

We were one of the few reporting sites that showed restraint and skepticism regarding Holder’s announcement of forfeiture “reform.” Yes, it’s a good step, but it’s not a...

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Illegitimate

January 23, 2015
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Illegitimate

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...

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More from Johann Hari on addiction

January 20, 2015
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More from Johann Hari on addiction

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...

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Want Legalization in Your State?

Want Legalization in Your State?

How do we move from prohibition to legalization in my state? That’s one of the most asked questions we hear every week at NORML. With national media attention focusing...

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Holder limits federal adoption of seizures

January 16, 2015
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Holder limits federal adoption of seizures

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...

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