Poll: Eighty Five Percent Of Grandparents Favor Marijuana Legalization

Poll: Eighty Five Percent Of Grandparents Favor Marijuana Legalization

85% of Grandparent Respondents Favor Marijuana Legalization, According to GRAND Magazine Reader Poll Online Magazine for Grandparents Releases Response Results to Op-Ed Question Posed in its March/April Issue St. Petersburg, FL. (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Attitudes about the criminalization of marijuana may be changing among the elders of our society, as the more than 70 million of...

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National Drug Intelligence Center fails intelligence test

May 27, 2011
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National Drug Intelligence Center fails intelligence test

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center has released a major new report (that appears to have been prepared at significant expense) titled: The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society 2011

The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) prepares an annual National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) that provides federal policymakers...

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Sovereignty

May 26, 2011
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Sovereignty

Ethan Nadelmann

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Absolute deference to Law Enforcement

May 26, 2011
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Absolute deference to Law Enforcement

Tim Pawlenty

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Arizona Gov. Brewer seeks federal shutdown of state medical marijuana program

Arizona Gov. Brewer seeks federal shutdown of state medical marijuana program

Funny how when it’s immigration, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer claims states rights and opposes federal interference, but when it’s the state voting for medical marijuana, she invites federal interference. (East Valley Tribune) Saying she fears people could wind up in legal trouble, Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered the state attorney general to get a federal...

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Open Thread

May 26, 2011
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Open Thread

Guatemala says it is winning the drug war, following decapitation of prosecutor

The title of this article says it all. Another in the series of “people are dying so we’re successful” drug war justifications.

Three Medical Marijuana Bills Filed in Congress

The trio of bills is a clear signal to the Obama...

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Members Of Congress Introduce Multiple Medical Marijuana Reform Bills

Members Of Congress Introduce Multiple Medical Marijuana Reform Bills

A coalition of United States House lawmakers — led by NORML 2011 national conference keynote speaker Jared Polis (D-CO) — today introduced a trio of measures in Congress to reform federal marijuana laws. The measures are: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act; The Small Business Banking Improvement Act of 2011; and The Small Business Tax Equity Act...

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Play Ball!

May 25, 2011
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Play Ball!

Could not pass up sharing this release in its entirety with you…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2011

One Hitters Burned Again By Timid Czardinals

Office of National Drug Control Policy Backs Out of Softball Game with Drug Policy Reformers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Once again, the softball team representing the Office of National...

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International petition to end the war on drugs

May 25, 2011
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International petition to end the war on drugs

Here’s a petition to sign at AVAAZ

To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State: We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education. This 50 year old policy has failed, fuels violent organised crime, devastates...

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UK paper: Americans’ constitutional liberties have been trashed for the war on drugs

May 24, 2011
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UK paper: Americans’ constitutional liberties have been trashed for the war on drugs

It’s kind of sad that if you want to really see how Americans have lost their liberty, you are more likely to read about it in another country’s newspaper.

A patriotic duty: repeal the Patriot Act by Jennifer Abel in the Guardian (UK)

The first thing you need to understand about the Patriot Act...

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Suing the Feds

May 24, 2011
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Suing the Feds

Over at Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, guest blogger Allen Hopper of the ACLU discusses the issue of the way the federal government is conducting their anti-state medical marijuana offensive and how that could result in a court case.

This is the issue we were discussing in 10th Amendment...

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Advocates File Lawsuit Demanding Federal Government Assess Medical Value Of Cannabis

Advocates File Lawsuit Demanding Federal Government Assess Medical Value Of Cannabis

A coalition of public interest advocacy groups filed suit today in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to compel the Obama administration to respond to a nine-year-old petition to reclassify marijuana under federal law. The suit was filed by attorneys Joe Elford of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Michael Kennedy...

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