Browsing archives for April, 2013

New York Times OpDoc: A True Satire Of The War on Some Drugs

Generic 28 April 2013 | 0 Comments

While there is nothing genuinely funny about a seventy-five year prohibition on cannabis that has arrested over 25 million cannabis consumers, making fun of the failed policy never goes out of style, especially when done right, with aplomb, which the NORML staff occasionally highlights on an otherwise serious-minded public policy blog. While over a week-old [...]

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Government Accountability Office Says The Drug War Isn’t Working; Did Anybody Think It Was?

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The federal government’s anti-drug efforts are inefficient and ineffective, according to a just released report issued by the Congressional watchdog agency, the General Accountability Office (GAO). As if we didn’t know. The GAO report assessed whether the Obama administration’s anti-drug strategies, as articulated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (the ONDCP [...]

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Washington Post: Can We Prescribe Medical Marijuana To Kids?

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In another positive sign of the times for cannabis law reform, please find below a new video from the Washington Post’s The Fold looking at a couple of different situations where parents faced the legal-moral dilemma of whether or not to follow a physician’s recommendation for their young child to use cannabis as a therapeutic. [...]

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Is Puerto Rico Joining The Pot Legalization Parade Too?

Generic 26 April 2013 | 0 Comments

With little media attention stateside, Senator Miguel Pereira has introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana in the US territory of Puerto Rico. Also, activists for marijuana law reform took to the streets of San Juan this past 4/20 weekend to show public support–one of the first public rallies ever in Puerto Rico for marijuana law [...]

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Canadian Lottery Winner Commits $1 Million For Marijuana Legalization

Generic 19 April 2013 | 0 Comments

The NORML Women’s Alliance of Canada announced via Marketwired: TERRACE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 18, 2013) – On Saturday April 20(th) , activists and cannabis enthusiasts will gather in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife. It is hoped the events will be a watershed moment for cannabis law reform [...]

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