Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Voter Referendum to Overturn LA Dispensary Ban Qualifies for Ballot

Voter Referendum to Overturn LA Dispensary Ban Qualifies for Ballot

Today, the LA City Clerk announced that a referendum to overturn the recent Los Angeles City Council medical marijuana dispensary ban has qualified for the ballot. Organizers had previously submitted signatures to the city and were informed today that they surpassed the 27,425 valid signatures required to qualify. There are now three possible outcomes...

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Voter Referendum to Overturn LA Dispensary Ban Qualifies for Ballot

Voter Referendum to Overturn LA Dispensary Ban Qualifies for Ballot

Today, the LA City Clerk announced that a referendum to overturn the recent Los Angeles City Council medical marijuana dispensary ban has qualified for the ballot. Organizers had previously submitted signatures to the city and were informed today that they surpassed the 27,425 valid signatures required to qualify. There are now three possible outcomes...

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Latest Polling Shows Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative With Growing Lead

Latest Polling Shows Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative With Growing Lead

Colorado’s Amendment 64, which aims to regulate marijuana in a manner similar alcohol, is gaining favorability with voters as the November election nears. New polling data, released over the weekend by DenverPost/SurveyUSA, shows Amendment 64 support growing. 51% of respondents said they would vote in favor of the measure, with only 40% saying they...

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We’ve got to do something about these domestic terrorists

September 17, 2012
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We’ve got to do something about these domestic terrorists

Mike Riggs over at Hit and Run brings us the winner of the day: Wilmington, Massachusetts Police Chief Michael Begonis.

“Illicit drug use is a form of domestic terrorism to some extent,” said Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis. “It is preying on folks who are more susceptible and who need a better life. And...

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Ongoing drug war deaths

September 17, 2012
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Ongoing drug war deaths

We’ve talked about this before, but one of the truly criminal aspects of the international drug war is the extent to the UNODC and western governments ignore, facilitate, or outright fund and promote outrageous human rights abuses worldwide in the name of the drug war.

The Guardian brings it home again:

Has Britain’s war...

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Dinosaurs

September 17, 2012
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Dinosaurs

Despite what you may believe from watching Jurassic Park or Dr. Who, the dinosaurs are extinct, and so shall be Representatives like Doug Cox (R-OK).

Don’t let Oklahoma go to pot

As the chairman of the subcommittee on appropriations for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, I have had the opportunity to visit many...

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