Cannabis Re-legalization

The latest information from the cannabis legalization front

Do Americans need one more bad habit?

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

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

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 >

Decriminalization versus legalization

Today there are 17 states plus the District of Colombia where possession of cannabis has been decriminalized. While three of these jurisdictions have since gone on to legalize possession (Washington… Read more >

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