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Possible election fall-out

November 21, 2014
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Possible election fall-out

Disturbing article from the excellent new The Marshall Project: Right and Left Unite on Drug Sentencing. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

There’s a big bi-partisan push for sentencing reform. What could go wrong is that Senator Charles Grassley will now be chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Current mandatory minimum sentences play a vital...

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The seriously messed-up ugliness of per se laws

November 21, 2014
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The seriously messed-up ugliness of per se laws

This has been out for a bit (and even had some discussion in comments here), but I really wanted to put it front and center, because this kind of thing really demonstrates the kinds of outrages that exist in the drug war.

Island Lake...

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Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a comprehensive thirty five-page report last week examining the federal government establishing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis-related products.

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Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

CannabisBusinessExecutive's launch creates forum for cannabis-related businesses

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What It Means To ‘Get High’

What It Means To ‘Get High’

After several decades of Reefer Madness propaganda dominating the discussion of marijuana in the media, it should be no surprise that many Americans, especially older Americans who are not personally...

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Odds and Ends

November 17, 2014
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Odds and Ends

SNL Mocks NYC’s New Weed Policy: You Can Have It, But You Can’t Smoke It In Public

Nicely done humor piece.

Via Maia Szalavitz, an example of...

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Open Thread

November 13, 2014
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Open Thread

Ethan Nadelmann has a pretty powerful Ted talk: What has the war on drugs done to the world, which includes this apt description of our drug war exports:...

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NORML Responds To Latest ‘Pot Shrinks The Brain’ Fears

NORML's Deputy Director today on Alternet.org addressed new media claims that cannabis use can potentially shrink the brain.

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New York City Officials Announce Plan To Halt Minor Marijuana Arrests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton publicly announced plans yesterday to halt the NYPD's practice of arresting tens of thousands of minor...

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420 Food Safety Joins the NORML Business Network

November 11, 2014
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420 Food Safety Joins the NORML Business Network

NORML is pleased to announce 420 Food Safety as the newest member of the NORML Business Network.

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Shrunken Brains!

November 11, 2014
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Shrunken Brains!

Los Angeles Times once again doing its best Daily Mail impression:

Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

Of course, if you actually read the article, you discover...

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2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report: Marijuana Arrests Down, Still Cost Over 457 Million Annually

2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report: Marijuana Arrests Down, Still Cost Over 457 Million Annually

The FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report was released this morning and provides an updated look at the total number of marijuana arrests law enforcement made across the country in...

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