It has been a few weeks since a bipartisan coalition of legislators introduced HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, into the House of Representatives. This legislation would prohibit the federal government from prosecuting adults who use or possess personal use amounts of marijuana by removing the plant and its primary psychoactive […]
For the third consecutive time in his presidency, when the Obama Administration goes out to the general public seeking input and questions about the economy or government policies the number one topic of concern for the public: ending Cannabis Prohibition and finally re-legalizing the herb!
From the Raw Story:
“Would you consider legalizing […]
[Editor’s note: Bill Bennett is an insufferable and overweight hypocrite who smoked or still smokes tobacco, drank or still drinks alcohol and has a gambling addiction!]
Let states enact their own marijuana policies
By Paul Armentano, Special to CNN
July 6, 2011
(CNN) — It is hardly surprising that former drug czar William Bennett would, in his CNN.com op-ed, […]
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It was forty years ago today,
Richard Nixon taught the world to hate
The people who would smoke a weed
Protesting war and hate and greed.
So may I introduce to you
The war you’ve […]
Predictably. Reflexively. Mandated by law.
So the current U.S. drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske*, in true Pavlovian style, reacted negatively to the umpteenth commission report issued last week opining that 1) the war on some drugs has totally failed to achieve any of its stated goals, 2) policy reforms based on public health–not arrest and incarcerate–models are […]
By Kellen Russoniello, George Washington Law School student, NORML legal intern
On May 31, 2011, unpopular Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that mandates all those seeking public assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (commonly known as welfare) to pass a drug screen. Those that fail the test will not be eligible for […]
The voters of Miami Beach will soon go to the polls to elect a new mayor and they can choose our old friend and comedian Steve Berke (who did a popular video in support of Prop. 19 last year), who, once again, is communicating to the masses through his talent and creativity.
Steve, if I lived […]
Once more President Obama wades into the online breach with yet another Facebook Town Hall to solicit questions on policy from the public. The event takes place on April 20th, a.k.a. 4/20, the unofficial national cannabis holiday, without any sense of irony that these forums have been dominated by marijuana legalization questions every time the […]
The Seattle Times published their account of Friday’s meeting with Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske here.
Excerpt from ‘An Hour with the Drug Czar‘:
The Editorial BoardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meeting with Gil Kerlikowske turned into a big deal. Kerlikowske, the former police chief here in Seattle, is now director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In […]
The Cause: Cannabis
In early November of 1970, a young public interest lawyer named R. Keith Stroup, along with a few of his friends who also believed that state and federal laws that criminalized the responsible use of marijuana by adults was counter-productive and unenforceable, met in a Georgetown row house in the nation’s capital of […]