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California Marijuana Proposition Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The federal government is going to have limited legal options, at best, if it tries to overthrow the "will of the people" (assuming, of course, that Proposition 19 actually passes), as evidenced best by the fact that the medical marijuana laws still stand.

Restoration Not Retribution

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gretchen Burns Bergman

Why would a respectable, responsible and caring group of parents want to legalize marijuana? Because we are fed up with the violence and the loss of lives and liberty caused by the war on drugs.

Prediction: Washington State Will End Marijuana Prohibition in 26 Months

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

If we can agree on an initiative that's drafted to appeal to swing voters (meaning it can't be too radical) and it's placed on the November 2012 ballot, I predict that marijuana will be made legal in Washington state in just 26 months.

Prohibition and Civil Unrest

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Drug abuse and gang violence flourish in a drug prohibition environment, just as they did during alcohol prohibition in the US. Legalizing drugs will put the black market out of business.

We Are All Californians

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Californians have an opportunity to do what no other state has done, indeed, what no other country has accomplished: legalize marijuana.

Is Roger Clemens a Victim of the Drug War?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Anthony Papa

The drug war has slowly but surely infiltrated the public's eye through different vehicles. Now it is attempting to bring its message through the sport of baseball.

Wikileaks Founding Fathers: Caveat Lector

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Weller

The GOP and Tea Party better look out. Wikileaks has gained access to classified documents written by the nation's founding fathers.

Ten Minutes with: Cypress Hill

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

"So you wanna be a rock superstar, and live large--a big house, five cars?" Well, nobody knows best how to get there than B-Real and Sen Don of Cypres...

The Liquor Merchants in Nebraska Won the Last Election on Prohibition

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2010 Native Sun News Prohibition doesn't work! It lasted 13 years in America and gave life to nationally syndicated ...

The Politics of Cannabis and Color

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Legalized marijuana would go a long way toward ending a uniquely destructive form of American racism and discrimination.

Daniel Okrent On Jon Stewart: The Wild World Of Prohibition (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daniel Okrent, the first public editor of the New York Times, was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about his new book, "Last Call: The Rise and ...

Get Capone Author Jonathan Eig on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone and other books, stopped by The Interview Show to discuss Al Capone, writing and more.

Beers and Queers

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The fight against beers and queers is most similar in that they both encompass pitched, ongoing battles, and both issues are subject to a maddening patchwork of anachronistic laws at the state and local levels.

Moms Unite to End the War on Drugs

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gretchen Burns Bergman

Now is the time to demand an end to the pointless and punitive criminalization of people who use drugs.

Latest CBS News Polls Finds Majority of Western Voters, Californians, Back Marijuana Legalization

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

The poll reported that a majority of West Coast residents favor legalizing the use of cannabis. In the northeast, 44% of respondents back legalization, vs. 40% in the South and 36% in the Midwest.

Were the Founding Fathers Alcoholics?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

I want to talk about how much the founding fathers drank. Quite a bit. Just think what would happen if a politician today drank anywhere near as much as they did at that Constitutional party.

A Blunt Reform Redux?

Anya Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anya Morgan

Is Obama furthering his reputation as the new New Dealer with his tentative support of the legalization of marijuana?

Michael Shannon Channels Kim Fowley in Runaways

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Los Angeles punk music scene is at the center of The Runaways, which opened in limited release on March 19 and goes wider in a couple of weeks.

Why Students Hold the Key to Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If we're going to finally end this 70+ year failed public policy known as marijuana prohibition, then we need students to play a lead role.

Alienation of the Nation and Peggy Noonan in Particular

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The simplest and only way to eliminate the mess on our borders is by revoking our current immigration law and allowing everyone who can find work here to come and do it legally.

First Ladies And Their Causes: A Brief History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Being first lady often comes with the responsibility of picking an official White House cause to promote while one's husband is president. For Mic...

Tobacco-Related Health Costs: $800; Booze-Related Health Costs: $165; Pot-Related Health Costs: $20 -- Any Questions?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

A new study has directly compared the societal costs of marijuana and alcohol, as well as tobacco, and the final tally isn't pretty.

The Secret Bowling Alley

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

A hidden Prohibition-era bowling alley? In Queens? Yes, I'm definitely interested. I took a trip to see it today -- just incredible.

Teetotalers For God Take The Pledge

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Humanism isn't the same as atheism. To that extent, the American Humanist Association has co-opted a word and distorted it for their own purposes.

The Deadly Ignorance of "Drug Warriors"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A person addicted to heroin needs the drug as much as a diabetic needs insulin. How he or she gets it is problematic, but until we legalize and tax heroin, we need outreach programs to alleviate suffering and save lives.