Monthly Archive: January 2015

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

Hey man, how's my driving?

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

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

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

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Going global: UN treaties on cannabis and drugs need work

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 >

Nothing smart about Project SAM

Project SAM issues another biased report   Project SAM once again reaffirmed its own misnomer by issuing one of the most transparently biased reports ever to grace the internet. Here… Read more >

TIE DC violated campaign finance laws

Snapshot of TIE DC's website

Yesterday the dcist reported that TIE DC (“Two is Enough, DC”) violated campaign finance laws during the course of its anti-Initiative 71 campaign. According to documents from the Office of… Read more >

Flattening the punishment gradient

methamphetimine

Local Alcohol-Prohibition Laws May Lead to Less Liquor, But More Meth, Economists Say This interesting article appeared in the Wall Street Journal this week-end. Apparently, meth amphetamine laboratories are more… Read more >

Introducing Granny Storm Crow’s List of medical marijuana research

Granny Storm Crow’s list is an important resource for people interested in finding the latest medical marijuana research. One of the most common complaints that prohibitionists have about the medical… Read more >

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