Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011
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Happy Mother’s Day

My mom sometimes reads this blog to keep up with what I’m doing, so just in case… Happy Mother’s Day, mom! (yes, I’ll call her, too) This is an open thread.

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Torture and drug policy

May 7, 2011
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Torture and drug policy

“We don’t torture people in America and people who say we do simply know nothing about our country.” - George W. Bush

At the recent GOP Presidential candidate debate on Fox, the five participants were asked to raise their hands if they could support the use of torture...

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Mexican protesters marching

May 6, 2011
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Mexican protesters marching

Mexican protesters begin 3-day march seeking end to drug war

Hundreds of protesters began a three-day march to Mexico’s capital Thursday, demanding peace in the war between the government and drug cartels.

Some carried signs bearing the names of victims of the brutal wave of drug-related violence that has hit many parts of the...

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Open Thread

May 5, 2011
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Open Thread

It’s finals week and the end of an extremely busy semester.

OK, this music video isn’t for everyone, and it certainly is not going to do much to convert those who are opposed to legalization and the cannabis culture, but I think it’s very well done on a number of levels.

We don’t...

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Gary Johnson is asked about the drug war

May 4, 2011
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Gary Johnson is asked about the drug war

In an interview with Robert Naiman reported in the Huffington Post, Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked about the drug war.

RN: I wanted to ask you about your opinion the “war on drugs.” This is kind of a signature issue for you, I wanted you to talk about the cost, your perception of...

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Anatomy of a LEAPer

May 3, 2011
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Anatomy of a LEAPer

Over at Heightened Sense, there’s a very interesting article talking about Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and his “Road to Damascus” moment that finally led him to realize that prohibition was wrong and needed to be changed.

It’s a tragedy that it took the death of a friend for...

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Open Thread

May 2, 2011
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Open Thread

I’ve gotten way too little sleep this weekend. I hear we’ve won the war on terror, so I guess that’s a good thing. Now we can focus on winning that pesky war on drugs, right?

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Think of the children

April 29, 2011
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Think of the children

More of this kind of discussion, please…

Children are Harmed, Not Helped, by Unwinnable Drug War by Daniel Robelo

After forty years and a trillion dollars, supporters of the drug war still claim that any discussion of legalization sends the “wrong message” to children.

The truth, as seen in news from Mexico ever...

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Drug WarRant Book Club

April 28, 2011
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Drug WarRant Book Club

Wow. I can hardly wait for the release date on this one by Paul Chabot.

He explains the importance of having a book like this…

In America, or abroad, we are seeing a rise in domestic groups destroying the moral fabric of communities through drug legalization, gangs, corruption and organized crime.

It takes...

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

Immediate action is needed in the following states: Hawaii: Hawaii’s decade-plus medical marijuana law is under fire. The chairman of the Senate Health Committee, Sen. Josh Green (District 3, West Hawaii), is pushing for additional amendments to SB 1458 (which NORML already opposed) that would eliminate chronic pain, nausea, and Crohn’s disease as qualifying conditions...

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Open Thread

April 27, 2011
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Open Thread

CU Boulder history instructor baffled and offended by pro-pot protest

On my way to class I passed through the quad and saw several thousand students (as well as many homeless folks and others who didn’t seem to belong there). They were all in small circles of four to five people, and every circle...

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NORML National Conference 2011 – On Demand Video

NORML National Conference 2011 – On Demand Video

We’ve concluded the 40th Annual NORML Conference in Denver.  There are so many amazing moments, informative presentations, and great photographs to share.  We’ll be posting more throughout this week. You can view most of the plenary sessions from all three days of the conference at our On Demand Video archive for NORML SHOW LIVE.  Click...

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