Day One Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 21
Moderator: Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML & NORML Foundation
8:00-10:00am: Conference Registration Desk
9:00-9:45am: Marijuana Nation: The Science and Statistics on Cannabis and its Consumers
NORML Outreach Coordinator Russ Belville
9:45-10:30am: NORML at Forty Years Old
NORML founder Keith Stroup, Esq.
10:30-10:45am: Break
10:45-12:30pm: Pot-n-Politics: 2011-2012 […]

Open Thread

Gary Johnson officially announced his bid for the Presidency today. Regardless of how that campaign goes, my hope is that it will spark additional debate regarding the drug war. Of all the candidates, his is the candidacy that is most likely to do so.

Welcome new readers from Illinois State University where I […]

Asking for more of what ails you

Thanks to Shaleen for sending me this data from a recent CNN poll.

Do you favor or oppose the legalization of marijuana?

White Non-White Favor 43% 36% Oppose 54% 62%

Incredible? Perhaps.

And yet, not really.

For us, it’s hard to imagine that minorities would support the drug war. After all, we know that […]

Drug free

Apparently the drug-free notion won’t die. Here’s another article: County students commit to drug-free lives

Again, the notion is absurd. What they really mean is that County students are committing to not using certain drugs that have been demonized. I doubt seriously that these students are giving up caffeine.

Now I have no problem […]

420

If you’re in the area of Illinois State University today, stop by the quad (or Bowling and billiards center if weather is bad) from 4-6 pm for 420 Solidarity: Hempfest sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty and SSDP.

I’ll be speaking around 4:30 pm, just after judging a cigarette rolling contest.

This is an […]

President Obama’s 4/20 Facebook Forum avoiding marijuana legalization question

Once more President Obama wades into the online breach with yet another Facebook Town Hall to solicit questions on policy from the public.  The event takes place on April 20th, a.k.a. 4/20, the unofficial national cannabis holiday, without any sense of irony that these forums have been dominated by marijuana legalization questions every time the […]