What about the children?

April 10, 2011
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What about the children?

This is depressing as hell…

Mexican drug cartels targeting and killing children

According to U.S. and Mexican experts, competing criminal groups appear to be killing children to terrorize the population or prove to rivals that their savagery is boundless, as they fight over local drug markets and billion-dollar trafficking routes to voracious consumers in...

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With the black market, corruption is inevitable

April 9, 2011
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With the black market, corruption is inevitable

The mainstream media is catching on to the fact that our sacred border isn’t secure even when we have our own employees guarding it.

Mexican cartels corrupting more US border officials?

In the Mexican drug war, U.S. authorities are finding a disturbing trend: an increase in American law enforcement officials corrupted by wealthy Mexican...

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Deep Thought

April 9, 2011
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Deep Thought

If the government shuts down, will the DEA continue to raid medical marijuana operations?

My understanding is that the DEA will continue to operate as a “critical public safety” component in case of a shutdown, which is completely baffling.

If you really care about public safety, you should shut down the DEA even if...

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Programming note

April 8, 2011
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Programming note

I’ll be a guest on Cultural Baggage with Dean Becker this Sunday, April 10 at 7 pm central time (the second half of the program). It airs live on Pacifica Radio and online at www.kpft.org and then is syndicated on a bunch of other stations throughout the week.

Should be fun! I’m looking forward...

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Cops are pissed

April 8, 2011
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Cops are pissed

District Attorney Throws Out 57 Cases After Henry Hotel Scandal, Cops Pissed

This is the scandal where videotape evidence showed that police officers entered rooms without a warrant or consent, and then lied about it on the stand.

The whole scandal has pissed off some cops, says one a veteran cop who attended the...

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Congressman Jared Polis: “Just as The Policy of Prohibition Failed Nationally With Alcohol – It’s Now Up To States And Counties – I Think We Should Do The Same With Marijuana”

Congressman Jared Polis: “Just as The Policy of Prohibition Failed Nationally With Alcohol – It’s Now Up To States And Counties – I Think We Should Do The Same With Marijuana”

United States Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat representing Colorado’s second congressional district, is quickly establishing himself as one of the most outspoken federal critics of marijuana prohibition. This week he appeared on CBS’s Political Hotseat to discuss the success of Colorado’s medical marijuana law, and the futility of federal marijuana prohibition. Rep. Jared Polis:...

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Legacy & NORML Announce Re-Release of First Two Peter Tosh Solo Albums

Legacy & NORML Announce Re-Release of First Two Peter Tosh Solo Albums

Collectible 7-inch vinyl single of “Legalize It” b/w “Equal Rights” released in Rasta colors of red, green and gold on National Record Store Day, April 16th Legacy and NORML re-launch Tosh’s 1976 PSA at radio, promoting legalization of marijuana, in honor of NORML’s 40th anniversary birthday in 2011 Visit the NORML Daily Audio Stash to hear...

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Think again. Sticks and carrots.

April 8, 2011
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Think again.  Sticks and carrots.

Jonathan Caulkins, Jonathan Kulick and Mark Kleiman have written Think Again: The Afghan Drug Trade – a good piece in Foreign Policy about “Why cracking down on Afghanistan’s opium business won’t help stop the Taliban — or the United States’ own drug problems.”

The article shows these guys at their best – when they...

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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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