Dismembering the War on DrugsRead more »
How not to become a statistic in our nation's enormous, expensive war on marijuana.Read more »
Repeal the Drinking Age
Somehow, and no one seems to even imagine how, this country managed to survive and thrive before 1984 without a national minimum drinking age. Before that, the drinking question was left to the states.Read more »
Short video of the crowd at the annual hashbash cheering the national anthem. The speakers went on to argue that taxes should be paid on cannabis to help the poor; that money spent raiding Oaksterdam should have went to gun suppression; that even though voters have expressed their opinions and the state hasn't listened, there just needs to be more ballot measures and more voting.
At least the crowd booed the cops for arresting peaceful people.Read more »
Economy of Medical Marijuana
Did you know that the United States government provides medicinal pot to only four citizens? Marijuana legalization measures have been appearing frequently in petitions and on ballots across the country and the world, but opinions vary. Currently 16 states and Washington D.C. have made medical marijuana available to certain patients. Learn about the medical marijuana market and where it might be heading.Read more »
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, is among a group of prominent Australians who have declared the ''war on drugs'' a failure in the most significant challenge to drug laws in decades.Read more »
a solid description of where we are now, and how we got there.
The linked audio is another way to cover this.Read more »
Americans make up just 5 percent of the world's population but account for 25 percent of the population behind bars. Why? Because prisons are a big business and the WAR on Drugs, CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria says. The total number of Americans under correctional supervision (prison, parole, etc.) is 7.1 million, more than the entire state of Massachusetts. Prisons are a big business. Most are privately run, have powerful lobbyists and have bought most state politicians.Read more »
One former heart surgeon is claiming marijuana is a miracle medicine. For years, the hands of Dr. Dave Allen operated on the hearts of patients. He’s done with that business and now does evaluations and prescriptions for medical marijuana. “No other medicine made by man can help in this manner.”Read more »
UK to consider bill to set minimum price for alcohol. The Guardian article doesn't even mention the possible unintended consequence of partiers opting for other drugs which may do more harm. They talk about it not being a way for grocery stores to increase profits -- pub owners and clubs however should benefit by the decreased cost difference.Read more »
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