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Antonietta ‘Toni’ Boucher responsible for childrens’ deaths

January 22, 2011
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Antonietta ‘Toni’ Boucher responsible for childrens’ deaths

The latest ignorant and fact-free screed comes from Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher: “Fake Pot” — A New Threat to Children and Parents.

I began work on halting efforts to expand marijuana use after emotional appeals for help from mothers and fathers who had found their young children dead from drug overdoses after years...

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One can only hope

January 22, 2011
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One can only hope

The Economist regarding the U.S. decision to object to Bolivia’s amendment regarding coca-leaf-chewing…

Bolivia is considering pulling out of the convention if its modest proposal is struck down.

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Vastly improved education of the populace

January 21, 2011
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Vastly improved education of the populace

Now and then the ignorance of the masses depresses me when I read bizarre comments related to a drug war news item (usually at Yahoo news, for some reason). Yet, on the whole, I am incredibly impressed with the knowledge of commenters at news sites.

What a difference from even 5 years ago!

This inspires...

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Obama administration promotes outdated, racist policy

January 20, 2011
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Obama administration promotes outdated, racist policy

Ignoring 5,000 years of the history and culture of the indigenous Andean people, the U.S. Government has formally opposed Bolivia’s amendment to the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs that would have eliminated the unenforced (and unenforceable) provision requiring countries to eliminate coca chewing within 25 years.

Remember that the ban was based on a...

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

Below is this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up — activists’ one-stop guide to pending marijuana law reform legislation around the country. ** A note to first time readers: NORML can not introduce legislation in your state. Nor can any other non-profit advocacy organization. Only your state representatives, or in some cases an...

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Connecticut Law Review: Time To Change Marijuana Laws!

Connecticut Law Review: Time To Change Marijuana Laws!

Editorial: Time To Change Marijuana Laws There are substantial arguments for and against legalizing the use of marijuana. Opponents of its use strongly believe that marijuana is addictive, leads to the use of hard drugs, impairs short-term memory and motor coordination, and irritates the respiratory system. Despite these objections, on balance, it’s time to seriously...

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NatGeo Revisits Marijuana On Sunday Night At 8PM

You may remember Drugs, Inc. from last year, in which the intricate global chain of supply and demand of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine were chronicled. As a follow-up to those four-episodes, National Geographic Channel will be airing Drugged, a three-part series over two nights that investigates the effects of drugs on the...

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

It’s January and once again it’s time for NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up — activists’ one-stop guide to pending marijuana law reform legislation around the country. ** A note to first time readers: NORML can not introduce legislation in your state. Nor can any other non-profit advocacy organization. Only your state representatives, or in some...

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Updated NORML Report Reviews Nearly 200 Studies On The Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis

Updated NORML Report Reviews Nearly 200 Studies On The Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis

NORML has recently posted online the fourth edition of its popular and comprehensive booklet, “Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids: A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature.” Updated and revised for 2011, this report reviews approximately 200 newly published scientific studies assessing the safety and efficacy of marijuana and its compounds in the...

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Marijuana Prohibition Era Cartoon Par Excellence: Hemp’s Notorious Cousin

Thanks to the GlobalMana Foundation and the design group Northshorecartoon for publishing a very creative, funny and spot-on political commentary in the form of a short cartoon focused on the costly absurdity of the U.S. government banning the domestic production of industrial hemp. Most all other countries (Canada, France, Great Britain, China, Switzerland, etc…) do...

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Weed The People: Cannabis and The Constitution

Weed The People: Cannabis and The Constitution

Update: Inexplicably, the Republican leadership chose to CENSOR reading the 18th Amendment today. Ugh. Today, as first act for the Republican led 112th Congress, the new majority is going to read the United States Constitution out loud. Oh, the irony. If there is real reverence for the document (notably the original copies of the document in the...

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Cincinnati City Council To Suspend Marijuana Recriminalization Law

Cincinnati City Council To Suspend Marijuana Recriminalization Law

Cincinnati City Council members are expected to vote 5 to 4 on a 2011 budget plan that repeals the city’s four-year-old marijuana recriminalization law. Council members’ decision to suspend the law is one of several cost-cutting measures that will be enacted in the new budget. Under Ohio state law, the possession of up to 100...

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