Brown could have waited until Friday, March 7th -- when delegates arrive at the LA Convention Center and begin caucusing and partying -- to file for re-election, then come by the convention with an 'oh, by the way, look what I just did.'
Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.
Our nation has been mired in a war against marijuana that has proven to be as wrong-minded and counterproductive as the prohibition against alcohol ba...
Threatening people who consume marijuana in public with arrest and a 60 day jail sentence will not deter this behavior. It will only perpetuate the harms that we have seen from failed drug war policies.
The most common effects of marijuana include feelings of relaxation, euphoria, disorientation, altered time and space perception, lack of concentration, and altered thought. But how does all of that affect drivers?
As we now know, leads to smiling, which leads to happiness, which leads to living longer, which leads to more thinking, which leads to more thinking about issues, which leads to unhappiness, which leads to frowning. That, my fellow Marylanders, is the danger of pot. Still don't believe me?
We can all agree that excess tobacco, alcohol and drugs are not healthy for the body, especially for developing children, but where we all disagree is the degree to which using these substances become unhealthy and whether using these substances is a criminal offense.
Well, this is a first: I take off my shoes and replace them with sterilized sandals. I don a lab coat, put a hairnet on -- and then a hardhat over that. I chuckle to myself, just loud enough for others to hear: "Wow, I guess medical marijuana really is dangerous."
While marijuana revenue could be a promising new source of income for states, a wide range of expectations underscores how little we know so far about what mature markets will look like one day.
The world is celebrating. But is this really cause for celebration? A meta-analysis of 306 studies found that analogous to the case of alcohol prohibition in the United States, strict enforcement of drug policies in Latin America has only increased violence and organized crime.
In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'
What if someone offered you this deal: Do business with me, and I promise to kidnap, torture and murder people. I'll help spread corruption and drug ...
In the name of all bad marijuana stereotypes, in the name of my Colorado heritage, in the name of historical significance, my soul is crying out to light it up. But I don't.
"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...
The Washington House of Representatives approved legislation that would eradicate medical marijuana dispensaries, aka "collective gardens," and enforc...
It will be a frustrating wait for those who want to move forward in California more quickly. But if it means two additional years of preparing the ground and gaining public acceptance, taking the time and opportunity to learn from other states' mistakes, and -- most importantly -- if it means getting more and more advocacy groups to work together instead of against each other, then the wait may well be worth it.