Tag Archives: Drug Legalization

Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

We should face up to the failure of the War on Drugs as public policy and seek a better way that is consistent with individual rights and personal responsibility. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 22, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

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David P. Hamilton : Guatemala’s Perez Molina Wants to Legalize all Drugs

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, left, with his Defense Minister Ulises Ansueto Giron, during a ceremony in Guatemala City in January. Photo from AFP / Tico Times.Otto Perez Molina and the Drug War Perez Molina surprised everyone by announcing that … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Guatemala’s Perez Molina Wants to Legalize all Drugs

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High Hopes Dashed : Washington Pot Campaign Fizzles

Photo by cameronpujo / Photobucket.Petition effort falls short:Pot won’t be on Washington ballot By Vernell Pratt / The Rag Blog / July 9, 2010 VASHON ISLAND, Washington — High hopes for a petition campaign to legalize marijuana in Washington state … finish reading High Hopes Dashed : Washington Pot Campaign Fizzles

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Prohibition II : A Trillion Dollars Down the Drain

Cartoon from WeedPolitik.40 Years of War on Drugs:A trillion bucks and things are worse By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 14, 2010 Back in 1970, President Richard Nixon was having a lot of trouble trying to get … finish reading Prohibition II : A Trillion Dollars Down the Drain

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Women : The Secret Weapon of the Marijuana Reform Movement

Art from Anne of Carversville.The secret to legal marijuana?It may just be women Public acceptance of pot is at an all-time high, and the fact that women have drastically changed their attitudes may be what is most fascinating about the … finish reading Women : The Secret Weapon of the Marijuana Reform Movement

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Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

Pot smoker in Mexico City. Mexicans consume an estimated 342 tons of marijuana a year. Photo by Castillo / AP.Legalization is the only answer…Mexico’s massive drug problem As poet Juan Pablo Garcia posited long ago in his 1985 Pacheco (marijuana … finish reading Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

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Stop Drug Violence? End Prohibition. Simple as That.

This is the most cogent argument against drug prohibition that I have read. And it couldn’t be more timely. The logic here is so clear that one wonders how so many have been so blind for so long. Or might … finish reading Stop Drug Violence? End Prohibition. Simple as That.

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Paul Krassner on The Virtues of Irreverence, Indecency and Illegal Drugs

The Right Irreverent Paul Krassner. ‘In the wishful-thinking corner of my mind, pushing the limits and fostering social change are inextricably connected, but I don’t have any delusions that I’ve inspired an epidemic of epiphanies.’ — Paul Krassner. By David … finish reading Paul Krassner on The Virtues of Irreverence, Indecency and Illegal Drugs

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Jury Nullification : Peers Refuse to Convict Disabled Vet in Pot Bust

Get Out of Jail Free / wayneandwax. “Jurors should acquit, even against the judge’s instruction… if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, 1804. ‘The … finish reading Jury Nullification : Peers Refuse to Convict Disabled Vet in Pot Bust

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Ending the War on Drugs: The Story of Howard Wooldridge

Saddling Up for LegalizationBy Tom Moates / January 2009 “Cops say, ‘Legalize Pot,’ ask me why.” The big plain letters spelling this message across an otherwise basic T-shirt popped out at the onlooker, and were easily discernable at considerable distance … finish reading Ending the War on Drugs: The Story of Howard Wooldridge

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Ex-Narc to El Paso City Council : Legalize Drugs

Prohibition will never curb border violence related to the illegal drug trade, nor will it ever reduce any of the devastating consequences associated with illegal drugs. The only way to reduce illegal drug-market violence is to legalize and regulate drugs, … finish reading Ex-Narc to El Paso City Council : Legalize Drugs

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Houston Judges Address Cocaine Law Reform

Reform of cocaine laws will seriously address the problem of jail overcrowding.‘Cocaine is just a chemical. It has no more and no less moral weight than any other chemical. It’s bad for you, but treat it like other chemicals that … finish reading Houston Judges Address Cocaine Law Reform

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