Day: April 8, 2011

Programming note

I’ll be a guest on Cultural Baggage with Dean Becker this Sunday, April 10 at 7 pm central time (the second half of the program). It airs live on Pacifica Radio and online at www.kpft.org and then is syndicated on a bunch of other stations throughout the week.

Should be fun! I’m looking forward […]

Cops are pissed

District Attorney Throws Out 57 Cases After Henry Hotel Scandal, Cops Pissed

This is the scandal where videotape evidence showed that police officers entered rooms without a warrant or consent, and then lied about it on the stand.

The whole scandal has pissed off some cops, says one a veteran cop who attended the […]

Congressman Jared Polis: “Just as The Policy of Prohibition Failed Nationally With Alcohol – It’s Now Up To States And Counties – I Think We Should Do The Same With Marijuana”

United States Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat representing Colorado’s second congressional district, is quickly establishing himself as one of the most outspoken federal critics of marijuana prohibition. This week he appeared on CBS’s Political Hotseat to discuss the success of Colorado’s medical marijuana law, and the futility of federal marijuana prohibition.

Rep. Jared Polis: Federal […]

Legacy & NORML Announce Re-Release of First Two Peter Tosh Solo Albums

Collectible 7-inch vinyl single of “Legalize It” b/w “Equal Rights” released in Rasta colors of red, green and gold on National Record Store Day, April 16th
Legacy and NORML re-launch Tosh’s 1976 PSA at radio, promoting legalization of marijuana, in honor of NORML’s 40th anniversary birthday in 2011
Visit the NORML Daily Audio Stash to hear the […]

Think again. Sticks and carrots.

Jonathan Caulkins, Jonathan Kulick and Mark Kleiman have written Think Again: The Afghan Drug Trade – a good piece in Foreign Policy about “Why cracking down on Afghanistan’s opium business won’t help stop the Taliban — or the United States’ own drug problems.”

The article shows these guys at their best – when they […]