Have a great day, Jesse!

Press release:

TEMECULA, CA – Jesse Snodgrass, the teenage special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation will receive his high school diploma at the Chaparral High School graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m.

The February 2014 Rolling Stone article, “The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass” details how Jesse, who suffers from […]

Founder’s Blog: Majority Support

I am sometimes amazed at the ability of some legalization activists – especially the true believers who want to hold out for full legalization until they can pass a law with no limits on the amount of marijuana an adult can grow or possess, and no limits on who can sell marijuana to whom – to listen to each other and to convince themselves what they are hearing is a reflection of public opinion in this country. This ‘tomato model’, as it is sometimes called, has little appeal beyond those […]

Open Thread

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin has passed away. I must admit that I did not know much about him, but in the world of psychoactive chemicals, he was considered a true visionary. Erowid has lots of coverage, and their twitter feed today is full of tributes.

Jacob Sullum: Anti-Pot Prejudice vs. Federalism

Yet Republicans still overwhelmingly […]

A New York State of Mind

I’m heading out early tomorrow morning for 8 days in New York. I’m leading a group of 95 people. We’ll be seeing a lot of Broadway shows, including A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (with Jefferson Mays playing 8 roles), Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd), Hedwig and the […]

Timing is everything

Yesterday:

Head of US border agencies revises lethal force policy

The federal agency in charge of U.S. border security on Friday issued a revised handbook on when its agents may use lethal force, adopting changes aimed at reducing dozens of killings that have generated a handful of lawsuits and cast agents as quick to pull […]