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Medical Marijuana Rules Finalized In Arizona, Washington, DC

Medical Marijuana Rules Finalized In Arizona, Washington, DC

Regulations have been finalized to allow for the sanctioned-use and dispensing of medical cannabis in two more regions of the country: Arizona and in the nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. In Arizona, representatives from the Arizona Department of Health Services have approved rules governing the state’s soon-to-be-implemented Arizona Medical Marijuana Program. Voters directed the state to...

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Obama and 4/20

April 6, 2011
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Obama and 4/20

Obama’s staff has scheduled a Facebook Town Hall on April 20.

Certainly his staff has to know the significance of 4/20. They also know that every opportunity for public questions has resulted in drug war reform being the top question. And if that’s true elsewhere, it’s even more likely to be true on Facebook.

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

Marijuana law reform legislation is pending in over twenty states, and liberalization measures have been pre-filed in many more. Below is this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up — activists’ one-stop guide to the latest statewide votes and happenings relevant to marijuana law reform. For a listing of all of the pending marijuana...

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Legalize Cannabis to Save Baby Seals

April 6, 2011
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Legalize Cannabis to Save Baby Seals

Every now and then you get an… interesting set of issues from a candidate that’s decided to run for public office. Alan Saldanha’s announcement caught my attention.

I think the government should stop supplying free alcohol to people who actively engage in clubbing seals in a way that would make Genghis Khan’s hordes blush...

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Gary Johnson getting ready to announce

April 6, 2011
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Gary Johnson getting ready to announce

Gary Johnson Knows He’ll be Labeled the “Pot Candidate”

Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson knows his support for legalizing marijuana will be used against him by opponents of his quest for the GOP presidential nomination. The libertarian-leaning former Governor of New Mexico will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on April 21st in...

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Going Egyptian

April 5, 2011
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Going Egyptian

In a fine editorial, Narco News’ Al Giordano suggests that the people of Mexico have the power to start a revolution.

On Wednesday afternoon, thousands of Mexican citizens will take to the streets to demand “an end to the violence” wrought by the so-called “war on drugs.”

There might not be thousands, but tens...

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Legalization bill dies in Washington state

April 5, 2011
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Legalization bill dies in Washington state

Drug War Chronicle

The bill had the support of the entire Seattle legislative delegation, as well as the Seattle Times editorial board. But that wasn’t enough to move it out of committee.

The legislature’s failure to act clears the way for an effort to take the issue directly to the voters. Sensible Washington is...

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Announcing The NORML Network – Marijuana Podcasts 24/7

Announcing The NORML Network – Marijuana Podcasts 24/7

I’m excited to announce the next outreach project from NORML – The NORML Network. It’s a twenty-four hour internet radio station of news, opinion, interviews, music, and live event coverage for the cannabis community. You can listen live anytime by visiting http://live.norml.org on your browser or by installing the Stickam app for your smartphone.  Our...

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We don’t need no stinkin’ jurisdiction

April 4, 2011
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We don’t need no stinkin’ jurisdiction

At TalkLeft, Jeralyn has a fascinating post: Trial Starts Monday in “DEA African Adventures” Case

It discusses the extremely bizarre legal maneuverings that seem to all the DEA to enforce American laws using taxpayer money, anywhere in the universe.

I’ve been writing for over a year about what I call the DEA’s African Vacations....

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I’ll take your 21 minutes and lower it to 19 seconds

April 4, 2011
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I’ll take your 21 minutes and lower it to 19 seconds

This controversial billboard has recently shown up in Chicago, causing quite a furor.

I decided to make it a little more realistic…

After all, Obama admitted to drug use, and had he been arrested, that would likely have been the end of his political hopes.

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Our regular feature: ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’

April 3, 2011
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Our regular feature: ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’

This one is from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York, where Chris Ripley, Photo Editor has an OpEd titled Legalization would be a detriment to our society: Should New York state dance with ‘Mary Jane?’

Cute subhead, Chris. I don’t think the media’s ever thought of using ‘Mary Jane’ that way, before.

Compelling writing...

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Open Thread

April 2, 2011
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Open Thread

Drug Courts: Martin Sheen Defends Them in Congress. But Do They Work? – outstanding article by Maia Szalavitz in Time Magazine.

I think Maia does a great job of really laying out the issues regarding drug courts – pointing out that yes, drug courts can be better than long prison sentences (both in...

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