Month: May 2011

Members Of Congress Introduce Multiple Medical Marijuana Reform Bills

A coalition of United States House lawmakers — led by NORML 2011 national conference keynote speaker Jared Polis (D-CO) — today introduced a trio of measures in Congress to reform federal marijuana laws. The measures are:
The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act;
The Small Business Banking Improvement Act of 2011; and
The Small Business Tax Equity Act of […]

Play Ball!

Could not pass up sharing this release in its entirety with you…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2011

One Hitters Burned Again By Timid Czardinals

Office of National Drug Control Policy Backs Out of Softball Game with Drug Policy Reformers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Once again, the softball team representing the Office of National […]

International petition to end the war on drugs

Here’s a petition to sign at AVAAZ

To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State: We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education. This 50 year old policy has failed, fuels violent organised crime, devastates […]

Suing the Feds

Over at Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, guest blogger Allen Hopper of the ACLU discusses the issue of the way the federal government is conducting their anti-state medical marijuana offensive and how that could result in a court case.

This is the issue we were discussing in 10th Amendment […]

Advocates File Lawsuit Demanding Federal Government Assess Medical Value Of Cannabis

A coalition of public interest advocacy groups filed suit today in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to compel the Obama administration to respond to a nine-year-old petition to reclassify marijuana under federal law.
The suit was filed by attorneys Joe Elford of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Michael Kennedy of […]

Joplin NORML’s Kelly Maddy loses Missouri home to tornado; please help!

Joplin NORML’s, Kelly Maddy, wife Adriel, brother Kyle, and soon-to-be sister-in-law Kelsi’s houses were both destroyed in a devastating tornado Sunday, May 22nd.  Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all the people of the Midwest dealing with these terrible storms. Please donate to help our colleagues and friends get back on their […]

Legal bandits (Updated)

Via Radley Balko comes this excellent asset forfeiture cash stealing investigation by News 5 in Nashville.

Again, this isn’t a surprise to us, but as evidenced by the anchors at the end of this segment, most of the population is not aware that this kind of thing goes on in this country.

Update: […]

Can’t stop this

With the black market value of illegal drugs, there’s no way that drug warriors have a chance to stop the drugs. Trying to overcome the laws of supply and demand is harder than defying gravity.

Even without the violence and corruption that insures the power of the black market, the ingenuity and determination of […]

Rapture Open Thread

And these are the people who usually accuse us of wanting to get ‘high’…

Well, the impending predicted rapture (6 pm on May 21) has been quite entertaining. Alas, it will end soon. Based on the jokes I’ve heard, very few people if they even believed it (which they don’t), would actually want to […]