New York Times, 11 Dec 2013 - SANTIAGO, Chile - Uruguay's Senate approved legislation on Tuesday that will allow the country to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana on a nationwide scale. Uruguay's leftist president, Jose Mujica, a supporter of the measure, has signaled that he will enact the legislation in coming days. Under the legislat […]
Detroit Free Press, 11 Dec 2013 - As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
Seattle Times, 11 Dec 2013 - THE state's legalization of marijuana last November was a seismic change in drug-control policy, perhaps the biggest since the end of alcohol prohibition. So it is understandable that misconceptions arise - from supporters and opponents alike - as the state lurches toward the opening of marijuana retail stores next year. Ini […]
Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja re failure of drug war, Jeff Mizansky serving life without parole for weed, Houston TV call to use the new law for cannabis possession, Doug McVay report on SAMHSA drug warnings.
Jamie Fellner of Human Rights Watch re forced plea bargains, Tony Poppa of DPA re his 15 to life, Prison phone company ripoff, CBS Denver Rpt on massive electricy used in growing, light salesman offers saving, big pot party in Seattle, TV's "the Doctors" for med cannabis
Immediately following Uruguay’s legalization of cannabis, the International Narcotics Control Board and its president, Raymond Yans, issued this press release. It’s full of really outrageous statements, and much of it is being picked up in media outlets all over the place, such as this article in U.S. News. Let’s just look at one statement: “Smoking […]
So many people act terrified of the notion of some apparently inevitable epidemic of stoned drivers on the road and that we’ll be unable to do anything about it unless we pass zero tolerance per se laws for any amount of metabolites in your system (that’s the ONDCP position). And yet, as least this Washington […]
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 […]