Am I being detained?

February 27, 2013
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Am I being detained?

Lessons from some free Americans, taught on American soil.

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Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced in Oregon

Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced in Oregon

Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana. House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for alcohol, for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis to adults over 21. Adults...

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Normalization

February 26, 2013
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Normalization

For many decades, part of the prohibition tactic was to make illegal drugs so taboo that even discussing them was considered improper. People even whispered when they said the word “marijuana” as if some Orwellian hidden government microphones might catch that they were talking about drugs.

Of course, if people couldn’t talk about them,...

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Let’s go for a drive

February 24, 2013
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Let’s go for a drive

Lee Rosenberg makes sure we continue the important discussion of the nuances of cannabis and impaired driving in a post that discusses both what’s happening in Washington, and his own experiences driving.

It’s well-written and worth reading. I know we’ve had quite a few similar discussions here, and it will be a tricky battle...

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It’s OK; don’t worry. People hardly ever go to prison for cannabis.

February 24, 2013
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It’s OK; don’t worry. People hardly ever go to prison for cannabis.

Teenage sports star hanged himself over 50p worth of cannabis

Edward Thornber, 17, played lacrosse for England and planned to teach it in the US, an inquest heard.

But he feared a court appearance would ruin his American dream after he was caught smoking cannabis on holiday in Newquay, Cornwall. He originally accepted a...

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Skunk Magazine Publishes Extensive Feature on NORML

Skunk Magazine, Canada’s premier marijuana culture publication, has published an extensive feature on NORML and its staff. The fourteen-page story features an excerpt from NORML Founder Keith Stroup’s new book, “It’s NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40 Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers’ Rights,” as well as extensive interviews with NORML staffers Paul Armentano (Deputy...

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NORML To Provide Educational Content To TheAnswerPage.com

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce that it is now providing educational content to the editors of The Answer Page, Inc. The Answer Page, Inc. is an online medical educational resource founded in 1998 that provides daily education to healthcare professionals in 120 countries. TheAnswerPage (online at...

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The Economist on The Great Experiment

February 22, 2013
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The Economist on The Great Experiment

The Economist has always been better than most on drug policy, and this piece – Illegal Drugs: The Great Experiment – is really outstanding.

The Economist has long argued that prohibition is illiberal in principle and harmful in practice, and that the least-bad way of dealing with drugs is to legalise and regulate their...

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Bill to Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Maryland

Bill to Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Maryland

Hot on the heels of the introduction of a bill to tax and regulate marijuana in Maine earlier today, Delegate Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore) has filed legislation in Maryland that would end his state’s prohibition on marijuana and regulate its possession, use, and sale for adults over the age of 21. House Bill 1453 would...

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Representative Russell to Formally Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill Today in Maine

Representative Russell to Formally Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill Today in Maine

Representative Diane Russell (D-Portland) will formally introduce legislation that would make Maine the third state to legalize and regulate the possession and sale of marijuana to people over the age of 21 at a press conference being held at noon today. The press conference will start at 12:00 EST at the state capitol. The...

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Supreme Court proves it has absolutely no understanding of the real world

February 20, 2013
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Supreme Court proves it has absolutely no understanding of the real world

In yet another boneheaded ruling – this time unanimously – the Supreme Court has ruled that mistakes made by dogs in the field don’t count and that police have no interest in going on fishing expeditions in your car.

Wow.

We cannot depend on the Supreme Court for protecting citizens at all when it...

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US Senate To Consider Hemp Farming Legislation For First Time

For the first time in modern history, members of the United States Senate have introduced legislation in Congress to allow for the commercial production of industrial hemp. Last week, Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced Senate Bill 359 to amend the US Controlled Substances Act...

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