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October 9, 2013
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Having a government shutdown while the DEA goes to work is like not having enough money to buy food for your children while still buying bullets to shoot yourself in the foot.

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Cannabis Debate at the Economist

October 9, 2013
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Cannabis Debate at the Economist

The Economist has been holding a week-long debate on the question of “Should Cannabis be Legal Everywhere” between Ethan Nadelmann and Neil McKeganey, moderated by Josie Delap.

There’s certainly no doubt among the internet community as to who is winning this particular debate, as the vote has been consistently 93% to 7% in favor...

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An editorial board gone right

October 9, 2013
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An editorial board gone right

Many years ago, this used to be my hometown paper. Things sure have changed.

Don’t imprison this cancer patient – Quad City Times Editorial Board.

Investigators turned up no evidence of a widespread dope-dealing operation foisting marijuana into the hands of Quad-City kids. All of the evidence points to a cancer patient desperate for...

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Supremes not the place to find reform

October 8, 2013
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Supremes not the place to find reform

Disappointing, though probably not surprising… US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear an appeal from medical marijuana advocacy groups who had challenged the DEA’s decision to maintain marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the category reserved for the most dangerous...

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Open Thread

October 7, 2013
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Open Thread

Thanks to all those who came out for my talk today on the Drug War’s Assault on Justice. We had a nice discussion afterward.

And thanks again to the sponsors: Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice Common Action Free School Amnesty International Chapter IWU Center for Engaged Citizenship IWU Center for Human Rights and...

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Idiots more likely to die in accidents

October 3, 2013
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Idiots more likely to die in accidents

Researchers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have achieved a major breakthrough in understanding traffic accidents and fatalities.

This came following a slew of studies attributing increased liklihood of traffic fatalities to a variety of activities: increased chance of death to teenagers driving with other teenagers in car; those who text 27...

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What is a drug?

October 1, 2013
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What is a drug?

Fox News: Nick Carter: I am drug free but alcohol addiction is ‘still a problem for me’

FOX411: How long have you been sober?

Carter: This is the thing: I am completely 100 percent drug free. I have, on occasion, been having drinks. The thing about it is, I still realize that it’s an...

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Odds and Ends

September 30, 2013
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Odds and Ends

“Spring Awakening” is up and running (through Oct 5) and consuming most of my time, so little posting here. But you guys in comments have been doing an amazing job keeping it going.

On October 6, I will be giving a major presentation:

“Drug Wars Assault on Justice – a talk with Pete Guither”

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Open Thread

September 26, 2013
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Open Thread

Quite busy right now with “Spring Awakening” opening on Friday…

$3.4M settlement in deadly 2011 SWAT raid near Tucson

“The Pima County Sheriff’s Department strongly believes the events of May 5, 2011, were unfortunate and tragic, but the officers performed that day in accordance with their training and nationally recognized standards,” Deputy Tracy...

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Man dies from marijuana

September 25, 2013
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Man dies from marijuana

Brazil A man carrying 500 kilos of pot in his car lost his life when the illegal merchandise in the back of the vehicle slammed into him during an auto accident. Marijuana. Harmless?

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