Unions fighting the good fight

November 29, 2012
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Unions fighting the good fight

A little piece, but one that made me stand up and cheer on a small miner’s union in Vancouver.

Miners Union Fights Drug-Testing Policy

VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) – A coal miners union wants Teck Coal to put the brakes on a random drug-testing policy before wrapping up arbitration proceedings.

The union claims...

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U.N. General Assembly will address drug war

November 29, 2012
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U.N. General Assembly will address drug war

Eventually.

Via Drug Policy Alliance

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry is reporting that the United Nations has accepted its resolution to hold a General Assembly special session on drugs. The session will take place in the beginning of 2016 with preparations beginning next year.

The resolution is about international cooperation against drugs, but it’s also clearly...

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Go Directly to Jail

November 28, 2012
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Go Directly to Jail

Do not pass go, do not go to the lunchroom.

At 9 a.m. on the morning of October 31, 2012, students at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande were settling in to their daily routine when something unusual occurred.

Vista Grande High School Principal Tim Hamilton ordered the school — with a student...

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Indiana State Police Chief: If It Were Up To Me, I’d Legalize and Tax Marijuana

Indiana State Police Chief: If It Were Up To Me, I’d Legalize and Tax Marijuana

The scent of reform and rational marijuana policies must be drifting across the Rockies into distant areas of the country, as today the Indiana State Police Chief stated that he would tax and regulate marijuana. Speaking during a budget committee hearing, Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell was asked about marijuana, his answer was...

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The Hill.com: “Voters Say ‘No’ To Pot Prohibition”

The Hill.com: “Voters Say ‘No’ To Pot Prohibition”

I have an op/ed today online at The Hill.com’s influential Congress blog (“Where lawmakers come to blog”). Read an excerpt from it below: Voters say ‘No’ to pot prohibition via TheHill.com Voters in Colorado and Washington made history on Election Day. For the first time ever, a majority of voters decided at the ballot...

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Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana

Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana

In the wake of the historic votes for marijuana law reform on November 6th, there has been a renewed focus on the topic and a shift in tone amongst the mainstream media. While previously, many outlets have either covered our efforts with a wink and a nod (or didn’t cover them at all), now...

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What else could cause such behavior?

November 26, 2012
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What else could cause such behavior?

I was struck by this headline: Report: Shooter drug-free during Sikh temple killing

MILWAUKEE — A white supremacist with a history of alcohol problems was drug-free when he walked into a Sikh temple in the U.S. this summer and fatally shot six people before killing himself, according to a toxicology report released Wednesday.

There’s...

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Eugene Jarecki

November 24, 2012
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Eugene Jarecki

Excellent video interview at The Guardian: ‘The House I Live In’ director Eugene Jarecki on the war on drugs: ‘Everybody is a Victim’ Among other things, he discusses the notion (that we’ve discussed here) that perhaps the...

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The continued intentional misuse of drugged driving data

November 24, 2012
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The continued intentional misuse of drugged driving data

There was another study done, this time in California, where drivers were asked to voluntarily participate and were tested for alcohol and other drugs (breathalyzer and saliva tests, primarily).

Naturally, this has led to another spate of hysterical reporting about the road filled with stoned drivers. The L.A. Times topped the list with its...

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Study: Those Arrested For Minor Pot Offenses Unlikely To Subsequently Commit Violent Crimes

Study: Those Arrested For Minor Pot Offenses Unlikely To Subsequently Commit Violent Crimes

Arresting and prosecuting low level marijuana offenders in New York City has little or no impact on law enforcement efforts to reduce violent crime, according to a study released today by Human Rights Watch, an international advocacy organization that focuses on human rights violations worldwide. The study’s authors reviewed data from the New York...

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Happy Black Friday

November 23, 2012
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Happy Black Friday

Ten years from now, will we all be camping outside the big box cannabis store to get the best Black Friday deals on Christmas bud?

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Thankful For Marijuana Moxie in Texas

Thankful For Marijuana Moxie in Texas

Beyond the obvious blessings of good health, being a member of loving families, living in a free country and pursuing one’s muse, on this Thanksgiving…I’m thankful for Zachariah Walker (a member of University of North Texas NORML) and his pro bono team of Texas lawyers from NORML’s Legal Committee. In the wake of our...

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