Morales ready to fight back

February 2, 2011
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Morales ready to fight back

After U.S., Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark and Germany objected to Bolivia’s amendment yesterday, President Morales is making it clear that he’s not going to sit back and give up.

Evo quiere presentar recurso para despenalizar el acullicu

Someone with a better knowledge of the language can perhaps help out with the nuances, but even Google’s...

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Gil Kerlikowske on the Drug War

February 1, 2011
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Gil Kerlikowske on the Drug War

from the Drug Czar’s “blog”

These consultations, across the country and across government, helped highlight an important truth — that public safety isn’t the only thing threatened by drug use; drugs also pose an extremely complex and dynamic challenge to public health. And the public safety community cannot bear the full weight of addressing drug...

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Hillary Clinton on the Drug War

February 1, 2011
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Hillary Clinton on the Drug War

From an interview in Mexico

QUESTION: Okay. In several occasion, you have recognized that the partial explanation to the violence in Mexico can be found in the elevated drug consumption and the tolerance towards arms selling in your country. The consumption has not diminished. On the contrary, I hear it’s, like, reached a historical maximum...

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Update on Bolivia amendment to Single Convention

January 31, 2011
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Update on Bolivia amendment to Single Convention

Martin Jelsma has an excellent write-up of the political maneuverings and hypocrisy regarding opposition to the Bolivian amendment regarding coca chewing. Definitely worth reading.

D-Day for Bolivia’s coca chewing amendment

Meanwhile the U.S. turned to its allies in the European Union, where especially the UK tried to rally support for the US objection. But the...

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Busy times for politicians

January 31, 2011
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Busy times for politicians

Chuck Schumer wants to ban the latest media-fueled drug craze: “bath salts.”

As long as we have prohibition for drugs like marijuana, there will be a lucrative market for legal (and possibly dangerous) alternatives, and technologically savvy opportunists will create new ones faster than the idiot politicians can ban them.

And what about all the other...

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A rose by any other name

January 30, 2011
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A rose by any other name

Steve Elliott nails it in The Great ‘Marijuana’ Debate: What’s In A Word?

There are those within the cannabis movement who will tell you with a straight face that the reason the plant is still illegal is because it is called “marijuana.” That’s overreaching wildly.

And you have to ask yourself: How much chance do...

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Dangerous Dan’s Diner

January 30, 2011
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Dangerous Dan’s Diner

Just a fun little video segment on a somewhat controversial radio ad featuring stoned students promoting a greasy burger joint. Talk about reaching your target audience!

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Magnesium?

January 30, 2011
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Magnesium?

Narconon, part of the Scientologist empire, is one of the more bizarre and unprincipled outfits profiting from the marijuana treatment scam.

Their latest effort has me mostly scratching my head in puzzlement.

In this press release by the organization I love the way they try to look like they’re the balanced source of factual information

There is...

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The High Times Interview: NORML’s Head ‘Head’

The High Times Interview: NORML’s Head ‘Head’

By Rick Cusick, Associate Publisher, High Times Magazine Allen St. Pierre was born in Belfast, ME to an upper-middle-class blue-collar commercial fishing family. He had an almost cinematic upbringing on scenic Cape Cod, where his family continues to own a variety of water-born businesses. To this day, he says, “my father doesn’t know where the...

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For prosecutors, it’s not about justice. It’s about power over people

January 29, 2011
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For prosecutors, it’s not about justice. It’s about power over people

I’m generalizing, of course. I know that there are good prosecutors and state’s attorneys out there who are interested in finding justice. I’ve even heard of one.

And yet, for the most part, particularly given the news I cover, the overwhelming view I tend to get of prosecutors is the justice-be-damned, power-hungry official...

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Advertise Now On Oldest, Largest And Best-Branded Online Community Focusing On Marijuana

Advertise Now On Oldest, Largest And Best-Branded Online Community Focusing On Marijuana

NORML’s very popular homepage is now open for advertising from cannabusinesses such as medical cannabis dispensaries and delivery services, cultivation centers, lawyers, physicians, patient ID card companies, medical delivery device makers, consultants, expert witnesses, hemp companies and publishers. Currently there are two front page banner spaces available. Reach out today to one...

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Drug War Successes

January 28, 2011
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Drug War Successes

Yellow Journalism in action. Check out this article in the Daily Mail: Legal but lethal: So-called ‘legal highs’ are every bit as deadly as heroin and cocaine. It’s so quintessentially Daily Mail in tone. Actually, the research done for the article is relatively impressive — assuming any of it...

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