Washington Post, 29 Mar 2015 - Two days before Initiative 71 legalized possession of marijuana in the District, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, informed Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) that her decision to proceed with implementation and enforcement would be a "willful violation of the law." A […]
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 29 Mar 2015 - BIG CUTS IN WAR ON DRUGS For Years, Huge Budgets and Plenty of Manpower Were the Norm - but Those Days Are Long Gone The Hawaii National Guard was a pioneer in the war on drugs, flying Huey helicopters in support of a big law enforcement roundup of marijuana […]
Albuquerque Journal, 29 Mar 2015 - HB 560 Targets Abuse but Is Still Tough on Crime and Takes the Profits Out of Serious Crime For those New Mexicans who believe in bipartisan government, reaching across the aisle and the political spectrum - there is good news. The New Mexico Legislature unanimously passed HB 560, without […]
This week: Martin Jelsma of the TransNational Institute speaks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, we also hear from the Uruguayan delegate, plus a report on the firing of the man who's been setting up Oregon's legal adult use program, Tom Burns.
On Wednesday, April 1 (no joke), I’m traveling to Indiana to talk about some bad laws (no, not that one… some others). This event is hosted by Young Americans for Liberty at Indiana University and Student Peace Alliance If you’re in the area, hope to see you there! […]
Colorado has responded to the Supreme court complaint by Nebraska and Oklahoma with this brief. I think it’s extremely well-written and well-argued, pointing out the absurdity of the claims by the other states. Here’s a taste: The Complaint, however, does not challenge marijuana legalization as a general matter. For example, the Plaintiff States do not […]
Ending the war on drugs: Making the case for regulation of drug markets in Latin America and beyondA workshop organized by Transform DrugPolicy Foundation and MéxicoUnido Contra la Delincuencia as part of The International DrugPolicy Reform Conference 2013Join us to learn and share experiences on how to meaningfully engage with the drug policy reform debate, […]
Transformand MUCD were pleased to launch the latest publication from our joint Latin American Programme for Drug Policy Reform in Mexico City yesterday.‘Ending the War on Drugs: How to win the debate in Latin America' is the product of a series of workshops and consultations with experts across the region, and builds on Transform's 2007 book […]