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Well that certainly clears things up

August 29, 2013
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Well that certainly clears things up

Obama won’t sue Colorado or Washington state over pot laws

Nearly a year after Washington state and Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the Obama administration announced on Thursday that it won’t sue the states to comply with federal laws, though it reserves the right to in the future.

Update: Reactions To DOJ Marijuana...

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Great Moments

August 27, 2013
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Great Moments

Radley Balko has a fun piece in the Huffington Post: Great Moments in Drug War Propaganda There are a lot of classics, here, that brought back some memories. What are your favorites?

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Air Force admits to being too stupid to manage drug tests

August 27, 2013
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Air Force admits to being too stupid to manage drug tests

Air Force Bans Greek Yogurt With Hemp Seeds Over Anti-Drug Policy Concerns

The Air Force warned personnel over the weekend to steer clear of a specific flavor of Chobani Greek yogurt that includes hemp seeds.

Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana, classified alongside heroin and LSD as...

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Arbitrary enforcement, secrecy, self-interest, and the loss of government legitimacy

August 26, 2013
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Arbitrary enforcement, secrecy, self-interest, and the loss of government legitimacy

The drug war and the national security scandals have overlapped in so many ways, not the least of which is a growing sense of the erosion of the very foundation of legitimacy of government.

Certainly in a Democracy at the very least, the citizens must be able to give informed consent regarding core governmental...

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Whenever you think the DEA can sink no lower…

August 23, 2013
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Whenever you think the DEA can sink no lower…

Step 1: Force Pot Clubs To USe Cash. Step 2. Bar Them From Hiring Guards. Step 3: Finger-Wag About Drug Violence

… the Drug Enforcement Administration has ordered security and armored vehicle companies to quit serving state-legal cannabis providers, according to industry sources.

The DEA, an arm of Holder’s Department of Justice, confirmed the...

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It isn’t just in the U.S.

August 22, 2013
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It isn’t just in the U.S.

Racial disparity is a fact of drug prohibition.

Release (UK) has released a new report: The Numbers in Black and White: Ethnic Disparities in the Policing and Prosecution of Drug Offenses in England and Wales

Here’s just a taste of their findings:

Every 58 seconds someone is stopped and searched for drugs in England...

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That so-called Third Way

August 21, 2013
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That so-called Third Way

Strong article in the Atlantic by Jeff Deeney: To Stay Out of Jail, Must Nonviolent Offenders Submit to Medical Diagnoses?

The following passage, I think, really points out the problem that we’ve been railing about with the so-called “third way” that’s been heavily promoted by ONDCP and S.A.M.

Criminal justice policy reformers say that...

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Toxic science

August 20, 2013
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Toxic science

Regardless of what you may feel about the appropriateness politically of the “marijuana is safer” than alcohol campaigns, the truth is that in some areas, marijuana is, in fact, scientifically and objectively safer than alcohol.

A recent ad aired at NASCAR said that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol, and that specific claim was...

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The silence is deafening

August 19, 2013
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The silence is deafening

I was pleased to hear Attorney General Holder make his announcement about reducing sentencing for low-level drug crimes, not because I thought what he planned to do would have much practical effect (still depending on prosecutors to use judgement), but rather because it appeared that the announcement might end up being non-controversial.

So many...

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A different world

August 17, 2013
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A different world

Official Tweets from the Seattle Police Department twitter feed:

SPD Chief Jim Pugel was just driving down 4th Ave when he spotted a 79 Chevy w/fake pot leaves hanging from its rearview. Driver looked lost

That’s when Chief Pugel’s 30 years of policing experience kicked in.

After stopping the car (which had out of...

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