After several decades of Reefer Madness propaganda dominating the discussion of marijuana in the media, it should be no surprise that many Americans, especially older Americans who are not personally familiar with marijuana, believe that “getting high” is somehow a bad experience, something to be avoided by responsible citizens. It is assumed that this experience is a waste of time, or even worse, that it somehow damages the healthy individual. Yet, I have found that marijuana smoking has been a positive experience in my life, allowing me, when I am high, […]
SNL Mocks NYC’s New Weed Policy: You Can Have It, But You Can’t Smoke It In Public
Nicely done humor piece.
Via Maia Szalavitz, an example of the complete lack of professionalism (and facts) in so much drug science reporting. A study showed that, in a study of Emergency Department (ED) visits 2/3 […]
Ethan Nadelmann has a pretty powerful Ted talk: What has the war on drugs done to the world, which includes this apt description of our drug war exports: “international projection of a domestic psychosis.”
Personally, I’m a 7-day-a-week legalizer, but I still thought it was a very good speech.
Ethan also debates Kevin […]
NORML’s Deputy Director today on Alternet.org addressed new media claims that cannabis use can potentially shrink the brain.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton publicly announced plans yesterday to halt the NYPD’s practice of arresting tens of thousands of minor marijuana offenders annually. Under the new plan, set to take effect November 19, city police would issue first-time marijuana offenders a summons, payable by a fine, in lieu of making a criminal arrest.
NORML is pleased to announce 420 Food Safety as the newest member of the NORML Business Network.