The Steamboat Today, 01 Aug 2014 - Six months after the sale of recreational marijuana became legal under Colorado law, newspapers across the country are filled with reports and editorials debating the merits of that voter mandated change. Meanwhile, the best petri dish for evaluating the impact of legal pot may be Steamboat Springs. On Saturday, The Washing
Chicago Tribune, 31 Jul 2014 - On Marijuana, Gay Marriage And More Newspaper editorials rarely make news - I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know - but one did the other day, when The New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone who, like me, believes in letting people live th
The Georgia Straight, 31 Jul 2014 - NEW DATA FROM Statistics Canada reveals that last year almost 59,000 Canadians found themselves in trouble with the law for the simple possession of marijuana. That marks a 28-percent increase in the rate (per 100,000) at which Canadians were charged with possession compared to 2003.
Doug McVay Reports: Oregon gets to vote on marijuana legalization, the House Judiciary Task Force on Prison Overcrowding holds its final hearing of the session, and we hear about the Summer Reading Assignment.
Request from a reader who is working on a dissertation regarding incarceration as a result of the war on drugs: DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MEET THIS CRITERIA: * Adult daughters (at least 18 years old) * Identify as Black or African American * Father incarcerated as a result of a drug offense […]
The Federal Marijuana Ban is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans, who were associated with marijuana use at […]
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