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Adjusted Odds Ratios Between Drug Use and Crash Risk

The table below shows data from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Association’s latest study on the hazards of substance use and driving. The study found that [d]rivers testing positive… Read more >

Do Americans need one more bad habit?

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This is an argument that prohibitionists often use on message boards, news article comments, and other forums where cannabis policy is debated by the public. However, the question is fundamentally… Read more >

Michele Leonhart quits top DEA job

Michele Leonhart retires in disgrace from the DEA, which she has mismanaged since 2007

According to the New York Times, Attorney General Anthony Holder has announced that Michele M. Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has elected to retire. Leonhart has been… Read more >

Congress considers re-legalizing industrial hemp

An image of a hemp stem

On January 8th, 2015 the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators McConnell, Merkley, Paul and Wyden. The bill is identical to S…. Read more >

Driving while high is not so risky

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Driving while high may not be as dangerous as you think. In fact, a survey of the available research indicates that moderately high drivers are safer on the road than… Read more >

Federal government reigns in civil forfeitures

Eric Holder announced today that the Federal Government is discontinuing its controversial Equitable Sharing program. (Photo by United States Department of Justice [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The federal government has promised today to reign in civil forfeiture abuses. From the Washingon Post: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from… Read more >

Letter to DC Councilman David Grosso

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Here is the text of a letter to DC Councilman Grosso, which I emailed to him today: Hi, Councilman Grosso. I have been following your fight for DC’s right to… Read more >

Clock starts ticking for DC re-legalization

Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, hands out necklaces and plastic leis to bystanders in the the Capital Pride gay pride parade on June 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. (Photo by Tim Evanson [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

DC re-legalization is effective as of 2/26/2016! Like this? Donate Bitcoin to dustyrelic at: 1B6F7CXTCCFQcZLKYW4uxCUinzY3mbsoaf Comments comments

Going global: UN treaties on cannabis and drugs need work

The United Nations campus in NYC (By Renjishino (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Cannabis re-legalization and a more humanitarian and evidence-based drugs policy are both impeded by current UN treaties. This article examines the relationship between the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the… Read more >

Cannabis news

Do Americans need one more bad habit?

i-like-feeding-them-trolls-slow-stupid-internet-fail-demotivational-posters-1327732642

This is an argument that prohibitionists often use on message boards, news article comments, and other forums where cannabis policy is debated by the public. However, the question is fundamentally… Read more >

Michele Leonhart quits top DEA job

Michele Leonhart retires in disgrace from the DEA, which she has mismanaged since 2007

According to the New York Times, Attorney General Anthony Holder has announced that Michele M. Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has elected to retire. Leonhart has been… Read more >

Congress considers re-legalizing industrial hemp

An image of a hemp stem

On January 8th, 2015 the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators McConnell, Merkley, Paul and Wyden. The bill is identical to S…. Read more >

Letter to DC Councilman David Grosso

david_grosso_bw-edit

Here is the text of a letter to DC Councilman Grosso, which I emailed to him today: Hi, Councilman Grosso. I have been following your fight for DC’s right to… Read more >

Clock starts ticking for DC re-legalization

Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, hands out necklaces and plastic leis to bystanders in the the Capital Pride gay pride parade on June 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. (Photo by Tim Evanson [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

DC re-legalization is effective as of 2/26/2016! Like this? Donate Bitcoin to dustyrelic at: 1B6F7CXTCCFQcZLKYW4uxCUinzY3mbsoaf Comments comments

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