Standard-Speaker, 24 Jan 2015 - Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext. Using that pretext, they ask permission to search your car for drugs. […]
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 24 Jan 2015 - JUNEAU - With legalized marijuana a month away, lawmakers are hoping to fast track legislation they hope will clear up legal gray areas. On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced Senate Bill 30 to address underage consumption, what constitutes a public place (because public consumption of marijuana will […]
Buffalo News, 24 Jan 2015 - Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext. Using that pretext, they ask permission to search your car for […]
Doug McVay Reports: The Justice Department makes minor changes to federal forfeiture policy, and Washington state legislators discuss how to combine their legal medical and adult use marijuana programs.
We were one of the few reporting sites that showed restraint and skepticism regarding Holder’s announcement of forfeiture “reform.” Yes, it’s a good step, but it’s not a solution. Jacob Sullum continues to report: Despite Holder’s Forfeiture Reform, Cops Still Have A License to Steal But I worry that the widespread confusion about what […]
I don’t consider any government that commits murder or violates basic human rights to be legitimate. Capital punishment and public opinion The campaign to abolish capital punishment in Indonesia suffered a huge setback following the execution of six drug traffickers over the weekend. The voices of abolitionists were drowned out by those who came […]
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 […]