What nuclear reactor?

Imagine a news story that went in detail about levels of radioactivity suddenly showing up in produce in certain areas of Japan, and also affecting the waters. The story mentions a number of Japanese people hospitalized with severe radiation poisoning. Add a paragraph about radioactive fallout being detected in California.

Now, imagine that this […]

Illinois Supreme Court blows it, or why fighting drugged driving laws is so damned important

In a depressing opinion this week, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that someone with absolutely no drugs in their blood and the almost completely undetectable trace (that took three tests to discover) of drugs in the urine, and in which case everyone (including the court) agreed that the defendant was not under the influence […]

Final Day Conference Agenda and Live Stream

Saturday, April 23
Moderator: George Rohrbacher, medical patient, NORML Board of Directors
8:00-10:00am: NORML Chapter Breakfast (invitation only)
Moderator: Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator
9:00-10:00am: NORML Conference Registration and Products Desk
10:00-Noon: Breakout Sessions
1. High Times Cultivation
Moderator: Danny Danko, High Times Magazine
2. Colorado’s Cannabis Commerce Laws
Moderator: Warren […]

Day Two Conference Agenda

Friday, April 22
Moderator: Madeline Martinez, Executive Director, Oregon NORML
9:00-10:00am: Law Enforcement, Prohibition and State-Sanctioned Violence
Introduction from Neill Franklin, LEAP
10:00-11:30am: Medical Marijuana: It’s Not Just THC
Moderator: Dale Gieringer, CA NORML

Jahan Marcu, PhD, Temple University
Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
Martin Lee, Project […]

A debate at Brown

Earlier this week, I saw this OpEd at Brown University by Sofia Ortiz Hinojosa: 4/20 and the drug war

It’s another one of those pleas for people to stop smoking marijuana because it’s killing people in Mexico, done with sickening emotional appeal.

With 4/20 coming up, I am concerned that many students fail to […]

Can the courts step up and make a difference?

Massachusetts High Court Limits Police Searches in Small Marijuana Cases

Reason and justice prevailed this week in Massachusetts, where the Commonwealth’s highest court ruled by a 5-1 margin in Commonwealth v. Cruz that police can no longer search or seize someone they suspect of possessing a small amount of marijuana. The basis for this […]