Mainstream Media Finally Recognizing That Americans Want Marijuana Law Reform

[Update! While President Obama’s YouTube remarks may have been predictable, the mainstream media’s focus on the popularity of marijuana law reform has been nothing short of extraordinary — as noted by the growing number of mainstream outlets (CBS, Fox, USA Today, etc.) that have devoted ink to the story. Via today’s YouTube forum, the public […]

The Drug Czar’s SOTU addendum

Over at the Drug Czar’s “blog,” the ONDCP has their own additional take on the State of the Union address.

Drug use affects millions of Americans and their families. Drug use and its consequences strain our economy, our healthcare and criminal justice systems, and harm the well-being of young people, service members and our Nation’s veterans. […]

“Ask Obama” Top 100 Questions About Ending Drug War, Legalizing Marijuana

Dear President Obama,
Once again you have asked us about changing American policy and the direction this country should take.  Your “Ask Obama” forum sponsored by YouTube promises to take questions from the American people on the issues they find most important in terms of national policy.
When you did this in 2010 you heard from us […]

Drug Czar-speak

From an interview with the Texas Tribune

TT: You said in El Paso recently that decriminalization, or legalization of some illegal drugs is not an option, that is off the table. Why?

Kerlikowske: Well, one the administration’s stance is opposing legalization. When the president was a candidate, he opposed legalization. We don’t see any evidence that legalizing drugs […]

Irrelevant

The President gave a speech tonight. I missed it, cause I was watching season four of my boxed set of Farscape DVDs.

However, I did a quick search of key words in the prepared text:

“Drug policy” – 0
“Drug war” – 0
“Marijuana” – 0
“Cannabis” – 0
“Hemp” – 0
“Cocaine” – 0
“Coca” – 0
“Heroin” – 0
“Legalization” – 0
“Decriminalization” – […]

Cheye Calvo raid settlement

Via Phillip Smith comes this news in the Washington Post

Attorneys for Prince George’s County on Monday settled a lawsuit brought by Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo that accused deputies from a county sheriff’s SWAT unit of storming into his home without a proper warrant the day they shot his family’s two dogs and held him at […]