Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 30 Jan 2015 - During the past week, the Legislature took its first stab at marijuana regulation since the passage of the ballot measure that will make pot possession and use legal on Feb. 24. It did not go well. Senate Bill 30 took the odd approach of leaving laws spelling out […]
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 30 Jan 2015 - JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Health concerns and workplace issues were flagged for further consideration by Alaska lawmakers Thursday as they continue work on drafting regulations for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Alaska's chief medical officer, Jay Butler, told the Senate State Affairs Committee that there are many unknowns […]
Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan 2015 - The military calls it "mission creep" - sending troops out for one purpose, then adding to their marching orders over time. This kind of metastasis is innocuous in some contexts, but not so benign when the government is collecting information about innocent people going about their daily lives. […]
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.
Rand Paul slams Bush ‘hypocrisy’ on pot Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school. […] “You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route to […]
There’s a new extensive article at Huffington Post worth reading: Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? by Jason Cherkis. This article absolutely destroys the abstinence-only approach to addiction treatment that drives so much of U.S. drug policy and the treatment industry, showing how […]
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 […]