Seattle Times, 23 Nov 2015 - Medical-Marijuana Merchants Smaller Buffer Zones Would Rule Out Some Current Sites Alex Cooley was a pioneer in legitimizing the pot industry in Seattle. But after seeing Mayor Ed Murray's plan for licensing more pot merchants, Cooley wonders why he bothered.
The Press Democrat, 23 Nov 2015 - As California prepares to bring in the $1 billion medical marijuana industry from the legal shadows, growers and marketers on the pot-rich North Coast are waiting to see how much the massive regulatory structure will cost them and whether to stick instead with the prosperous but risky outlaw […]
Morning Journal, 22 Nov 2015 - Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer's termination from his department did not come as a shock. Reinheimer has faced discipline in the past. The last straw came when Reinheimer decided to wear a pin on his department issued police jacket supporting marijuana legalization at a police auction Nov. 7.
This week in part one of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference, we hear from Deborah Peterson-Small of Break The Chains, we talk with Martha's mum Anne-Marie Cockburn, and we say goodbye to a good friend who recently passed away, Thomas J. O'Connell, MD.
2015 Drug Policy Alliance Conf from Wash DC with Steve Rolles of UK's Transform, Diane Goldstein of LEAP, Rick Doblin of MAPS, Alan Clear of Harm Reduction Coalition & Lee Hofcroft a DC legal cannabis tradesman
Cut Sentences for Low-Level Drug Crimes by the Editorial Board. Now that Congress is within sight of passing the most significant federal sentencing reforms in a generation, it’s worth taking a closer look at where the legislation falls short. The main driver of the federal prison population is, by far, the dramatic increase in the […]
Video of keynote address by Ethan Nadelmann at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC available here. Early on in his talk, he discussed how we lose track of the lessons from history, and he mentioned about how few young people know about McCarthyism and what we went through in that period and […]
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 […]