Instead of punishing users who the report says "do no harm to others", the commission argues that governments should end criminalisation of drug use, experiment with legal models that would undermine organised crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for drug-users in need.Read more »
The global war on drugs has "failed" according to a new report by group of politicians and former world leaders.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users.Read more »
A college student took Adderall once, and ended up getting interviewed by the local tv station. The tv station edited the story to suit their drug war propagandist agenda, and ran a constant promos about his "drug problem". It apparently ended in an intervention from his family! All for taking one pill!Read more »
Newly obtained documents reveal not only how NCI database contributors arrived at their March 17 summary of marijuana's medical uses, but also the furious politicking that went into quickly scrubbing that summary of information regarding the potential tumor-fighting effects of cannabis.Read more »
The Dutch government on Friday said it would start banning tourists from buying cannabis from "coffee shops" and impose restrictions on Dutch customers by the end of the year.Read more »
Finally a real chance for a level of decrim in Arkansas. The Teapot party of Mountain Home has started their petition which needs 63000 signatures total from 15 counties.Read more »
How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit people’s right to “practice their religion and say their prayers”?
The phrase “crackpot” comes immediately to mind—and in any contemporary political dictionary that term would appear alongside a photograph of Congressman Ron Paul....
"What Fourth Amendment?" In an 8-1 ruling today, the US Supreme Court upheld the legality of evidence obtained by police breaking down the door to an apartment--not because they saw suspect they were pursuing dash behind it, but because they smelled marijuana smoke and heard the sound of a flushing toilet. To add insult to injustice, their original suspect was in a different apartment.Read more »
A new law in Oklahoma that allows penalties of up to life in prison for converting marijuana into hashish has created an unintended byproduct: accusations of an unduly harsh, unnecessary law that will further clog the state's already-overcrowded prison system.Read more »
The long-maligned field of U.S. medical cannabis research took a step forward with the formal government approval of a study on the efficacy of marijuana to treat chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in war veterans.Read more »
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