Sexual Assault Awareness

April 26, 2011
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Sexual Assault Awareness

This release from the Women’s Marijuana Movement makes a very powerful statement.

Women and Students Say Alcohol-Related Sexual Assaults are Being Fueled by Marijuana Prohibition

Victims, parents, and advocates to speak out against laws and policies that steer people toward using ALCOHOL — the “#1 Date Rape Drug” — instead of MARIJUANA, a...

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A Tale of Two House Minority Leaders

April 26, 2011
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A Tale of Two House Minority Leaders

Illinois

Although a piece of legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Illinois failed by a slim margin last December, a Republican leader in the House has shifted his support, raising the chances that the bill could pass. Tom Cross, the House Minority Leader, announced last week that he would support legalization. His change...

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

April 25, 2011
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Kids Say the Darndest Things

The latest entry in our series is not from a High School or College newspaper, but rather from the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. Whereas our college writers came about their ignorance honestly, you have to wonder whether Ashley Mosteller (although her writing itself is good) got some help from Heritage.

Even...

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What nuclear reactor?

April 25, 2011
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What nuclear reactor?

Imagine a news story that went in detail about levels of radioactivity suddenly showing up in produce in certain areas of Japan, and also affecting the waters. The story mentions a number of Japanese people hospitalized with severe radiation poisoning. Add a paragraph about radioactive fallout being detected in California.

Now, imagine that this...

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Illinois Supreme Court blows it, or why fighting drugged driving laws is so damned important

April 24, 2011
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Illinois Supreme Court blows it, or why fighting drugged driving laws is so damned important

In a depressing opinion this week, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that someone with absolutely no drugs in their blood and the almost completely undetectable trace (that took three tests to discover) of drugs in the urine, and in which case everyone (including the court) agreed that the defendant was not under the influence...

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Final Day Conference Agenda and Live Stream

Saturday, April 23 Moderator: George Rohrbacher, medical patient, NORML Board of Directors 8:00-10:00am: NORML Chapter Breakfast (invitation only) Moderator: Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator 9:00-10:00am: NORML Conference Registration and Products Desk 10:00-Noon: Breakout Sessions 1. High Times Cultivation Moderator: Danny Danko, High Times Magazine 2. Colorado’s Cannabis Commerce Laws Moderator:...

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Day Two Conference Agenda

Friday, April 22 Moderator: Madeline Martinez, Executive Director, Oregon NORML 9:00-10:00am: Law Enforcement, Prohibition and State-Sanctioned Violence Introduction from Neill Franklin, LEAP 10:00-11:30am: Medical Marijuana: It’s Not Just THC Moderator: Dale Gieringer, CA NORML Jahan Marcu, PhD, Temple University Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center Martin Lee, Project...

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A debate at Brown

April 22, 2011
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A debate at Brown

Earlier this week, I saw this OpEd at Brown University by Sofia Ortiz Hinojosa: 4/20 and the drug war

It’s another one of those pleas for people to stop smoking marijuana because it’s killing people in Mexico, done with sickening emotional appeal.

With 4/20 coming up, I am concerned that many students fail to...

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Can the courts step up and make a difference?

April 22, 2011
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Can the courts step up and make a difference?

Massachusetts High Court Limits Police Searches in Small Marijuana Cases

Reason and justice prevailed this week in Massachusetts, where the Commonwealth’s highest court ruled by a 5-1 margin in Commonwealth v. Cruz that police can no longer search or seize someone they suspect of possessing a small amount of marijuana. The basis for this...

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Day One Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 21 Moderator: Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML & NORML Foundation 8:00-10:00am: Conference Registration Desk 9:00-9:45am: Marijuana Nation: The Science and Statistics on Cannabis and its Consumers NORML Outreach Coordinator Russ Belville 9:45-10:30am: NORML at Forty Years Old NORML founder Keith Stroup, Esq. 10:30-10:45am: Break 10:45-12:30pm: Pot-n-Politics:...

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Open Thread

April 21, 2011
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Open Thread

Gary Johnson officially announced his bid for the Presidency today. Regardless of how that campaign goes, my hope is that it will spark additional debate regarding the drug war. Of all the candidates, his is the candidacy that is most likely to do so.

Welcome new readers from Illinois State University where I...

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Asking for more of what ails you

April 21, 2011
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Asking for more of what ails you

Thanks to Shaleen for sending me this data from a recent CNN poll.

Do you favor or oppose the legalization of marijuana?

White Non-White Favor 43% 36% Oppose 54% 62%

Incredible? Perhaps.

And yet, not really.

For us, it’s hard to imagine that minorities would support the drug war. After all, we know that...

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