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They just don’t make them like John Walters anymore

December 17, 2014
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They just don’t make them like John Walters anymore

Drug enforcement is not racist by John P. Walters and David W. Murray.

Yep, that John Walters. The former drug czar, and subject of hundreds of drug warrant postings. And yes, he and David Murray are arguing that the drug war isn’t racist.

His argument construction is truly masterful in its evil obfuscation.

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Surgeon General

December 16, 2014
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Surgeon General

There is a new surgeon general, and Kevin Sabet approves:

Congratulations to the new @Surgeon_General Vivek Murthy, who opposes marijuana. “I don’t recommend marijuana.” http://t.co/TB0FMuQxoy

Marijuana’s a no-no, says desi Surgeon General nominee

Dr Vivek H Murthy (bottom left), President Obama’s nominee for the...

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President To Sign Federal Spending Bill Protecting State Sanctioned Medical Marijuana Programs

House and Senate lawmakers have approved spending legislation that contains a historic provision restricting the Justice Department from interfering with the implementation of state-sanctioned medical cannabis and/or hemp programs. President Barack Obama indicated Monday that he intends to sign the measure imminently.

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President To Sign Federal Spending Bill Protecting State Sanctioned Medical Marijuana Programs

House and Senate lawmakers have approved spending legislation that contains a historic provision restricting the Justice Department from interfering with the implementation of state-sanctioned medical cannabis and/or hemp...

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Legalization Needs the “Marijuana Middle” to Win

The results of a new poll recently released by Third Way, a Washington, D.C. think tank, confirms the country remains largely divided over marijuana policy, a fact also made...

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Open Thread

December 13, 2014
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Open Thread

Absolutely outstanding response to the Big Marijuana nonsense: Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen by Jon Gettman

Big Marijuana? It’s catchy, but comparing legalized marijuana to the tobacco...

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Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Department of Justice memo allows Native American tribes to cultivate, process and sell marijuana.

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Drug War Victim David Hooks

December 12, 2014
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Drug War Victim David Hooks

Another outrageous case that’s been added to my Drug War Victims page.

Police shoot, kill Georgia grandfather during no-knock drug raid

EAST DUBLIN, GA — A drug task force...

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Students say the darndest things

December 11, 2014
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Students say the darndest things

I haven’t posted one of these for a while — the college student anti-drug piece that appears to be attempted regurgitation of DARE-style propaganda without any actual comprehension.

Student...

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You can’t say that water doesn’t kill anybody

December 10, 2014
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You can’t say that water doesn’t kill anybody

Kevin Sabet pretends that his argument about the dangers of marijuana is a legitimate critique of legalization, and that things like context and relative risk can be ignored.

Busting...

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House of Representatives moves to protect Medical Marijuana

December 10, 2014
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House of Representatives moves to protect Medical Marijuana

The text of the omnibus spending bill approved by the House includes the following remarkable passages (pages 213-214):

“Sec. 538. None of the funds made available in this Act...

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Rider in Federal Omnibus Intends to Block DC Legalization

Rider in Federal Omnibus Intends to Block DC Legalization

A rider was included in the final version of the House omnibus appropriations bill with the intent blocking the implementation of Washington, DC’s marijuana legalization initiative. As written, the...

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BAD TIDINGS FOR EAST HAWAII

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