Smoked cannabis, it turns out, is not medicine. We don't need to derive whatever therapeutic benefit it might have by smoking it any more than we need to smoke opium to get the effect of morphine.
Speaking of Ding Dongs and the New York City mayor's office, Anthony Weiner is now exploring his own... um.... chances of winning the mayor's race, apparently. Late-night comics everywhere are rejoicing, one assumes.
While President Obama and the Democratic establishment have all come out in support of marriage equality over the past few years, most mainstream politicians are still behind the curve on drug policy reform.
Stop and frisk is a valuable police tool, but its application should be amended to ensure that no one is stopped in violation of the Constitution. So how do we do that? We need to go straight to the root of why so many young people are being arrested: marijuana.
This isn't new, but I was intrigued to see the DEA, in an official January 2011 document outlining the agency's position on marijuana, engaging in som...
Marijuana decriminalization is a tiny Band-Aid that has been touted as a quick fix for state governments across the country. Want to deal with overflowing prisons? Decriminalize. Want to make citizens happy? Decriminalize. Unfortunately, a Band-Aid is pretty bad at healing a bleeding artery
This is just yet another way marijuana smokers are second-class citizens in America. You can drink all the beer you like and we'd have to prove your bad parenting before taking your kids, but smoke any pot at all and you are a bad parent by definition.
People often wonder why someone in my position would advocate for diversified legal intoxication. After all, I'm an advocate for total sobriety]. My reasons are many, but the most notable is what the alcohol monopoly is doing to our communities and our families.
Washington, D.C. may no longer be the "murder capital," but new data released by the D.C. police department conﬁrms we're still #1 in something: marijuana arrests.
Barack Obama and Eric Holder continue to fight the War On Weed as if Nancy Reagan were in charge. Or Harry Anslinger, for that matter. This fight has been very quiet, for the most part -- Obama has given no major speeches touting his crackdown on marijuana -- but it has been a fierce one nonetheless.
Why does Mark, like many of today's American black market cannabis farmers, dread the above-ground acceptance of his industry?
I'm not naive. I know what bureaucratic thrust drives the war on drugs and what an obstacle this represents. Yet still, everywhere I look, I also see the writing on the wall. Everyday, a growing number of states moves closer to legalizing marijuana as Colorado and Washington did on Election Day.
Conservatives demand mandatory drug testing of applicants for unemployment insurance and welfare benefits. Shouldn't senior executives of banks that receive federal aid also have to "pee in the cup"?
We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.
Law-abiding patients possessing well below the state-approved amount of medical marijuana are forced to defend themselves in court for following the law. The Linden arrest policy is seemingly bent on circumventing Michigan's medical marijuana law.
Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors, Amazon.com, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!