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Donations Needed This Month for Drug War Chronicle

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Interns are making an important difference fighting the good fight with us at StoptheDrugWar.org.

No Thank You

The guy who fired bullets at the White House two years ago was angry about marijuana prohibition, prosecutors claim.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Interns are making an important difference fighting the good fight with us at StoptheDrugWar.org.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Interns are making an important difference fighting the good fight with us at StoptheDrugWar.org.

Reform Depends on YOU

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

Perspectives on the Denver "420" Disruption

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Yesterday's historic "420" rally in Denver, the first since Co


Your Support Makes the Difference

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The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Denver, October 2013

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Interns are making an important difference fighting the good fight with us at StoptheDrugWar.org.

Congressman Predicts Current Congress Will Legalize Hemp

A senior Democratic congressman has predicted that the current congress will legalize hemp growing.

Illinois House of Representatives Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Will Sen. Durbin press federal medical marijuana legislation if his home state approves medical marijuana?

Reform Depends on YOU

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Denver, October 2013

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.

Donations Needed This Month to End Prohibition

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Interns are making an important difference fighting the good fight with us at StoptheDrugWar.org.

Donations Needed This Month to Stop Prohibition

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

What Everyone Needs to Know About Washington State's Marijuana Legalization Consultants

Last year we began to offer the book "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know" as an option for donating members. Authors of it are now consulting for Washington State on implementing legalization there. You can support us and get some insights into what they might do, by ordering it here.

Sens. Leahy and Paul Introduce Bill to Undo Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have introduced S. 619, the bipartisan "Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013," allowing judges to set aside mandatory minimum sentences when they feel appropriate.

NYPD Marijuana Arrests Scandal Blows Up Again

NYPD spent a million hours on marijuana possession arrests over the past decade, a new report finds.

Kleiman Addresses His Prop 19 Editorial

Prof. Kleiman has responded to concerns raised over his remarks during the Prop 19 campaign in California, predicting that Prop 19 would cause prices to plummet and that the feds would have had to intervene in ways going beyond how they've dealt with the medical marijuana trade.

Mark Kleiman Wins Washington Marijuana Legalization Implementation Contract

Prominent policy analyst and UCLA professor Mark Kleiman has


Is the International Narcotics Control Board Ignoring Human Rights?

The International Narcotics Control Board stands alone among UN agencies -- even other drug agencies -- in its apparent unconcern with human rights. But the disjuncture may soon become harder to ignore, thanks to a pair of recent reports.

Donate Today to Help End Prohibition

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Drug War Symposium, Cardozo Law, NYC 3/13

I am presenting at a symposium sponsored by the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, "


Donate Today to Help End Drug Prohibition

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

More Overreaching Arguments Against Marijuana Legalization by DEA Chiefs and the UN

The International Narcotics Control Board, a UN agency, and eight former DEA administrators came out swinging this week against marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Their positions may be legal overreaches.

New (and Old) Gift Items Available with Donations of $15 or Greater

We continue our newest gift offer -- and several older but good ones -- for StoptheDrugWar.org supporters donating $15 or more.

HCLU Interview with Former EU Drugs Commissioner Carel Edwards

Former EU Drugs Commissioner Carel Edwards discusses EU efforts to shift drug policy away from the prohibitionist status quo and toward human rights and public health.

New Gift Items Available with Donations of $15 or Greater

We are pleased to launch a new gift offer -- and continue several older but good ones -- for StoptheDrugWar.org supporters donating $15 or more.

New Gift Items Available with Donations of $15 or Greater

We are pleased to launch a new gift offer -- and continue several older but good ones -- for StoptheDrugWar.org supporters donating $15 or more.

"Marinol v. Medical Marijuana," on ProCon.org

MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the medical marijuana issue. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the final.

"Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?," on ProCon.org

DrinkingAge.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the issue of the drinking age. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the fifth.

Did You Know? "Incarcerated Felon Population in the US by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2008," on ProCon.org

FelonVoting.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the issue felony disenfranchisement. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the fourth.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Apply for an internship at StoptheDrugWar.org and you could spend a semester fighting the good fight!

Did You Know? "Doping Cases at the Olympics, 1968-2010," on ProCon.org

MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the medical marijuana issue. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the third.

Did You Know? "Ranking 20 Drugs and Alcohol Based on Overall Harm," on ProCon.org

MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the medical marijuana issue. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the second.

StoptheDrugWar.org Internships: Legislative, Writing/Research, Web, IT, Admin/Finance, Communications

Apply for an internship at StoptheDrugWar.org and you could spend a semester fighting the good fight!

Did You Know? 105 Medical Studies Involving Cannabis and Cannabis Extracts, on ProCon.org

MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the medical marijuana issue. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, of which this week's is the first.

HuffPost Live on Mexican Drug War and Security, 11:30am EST TODAY

StoptheDrugWar.org executive director David Borden is participating on a HuffPost Live panel starting at 11:30am EST this morning: Is Mexico's Security Policy Failing?

Harborside and the Feds' Failed Medical Marijuana Communications

Harborside is in the news again today.


StoptheDrugWar.org Needs Your Support

Nonprofits including those in drug policy reform face continuing challenges in the tough economic environment. That means StoptheDrugWar.org and Drug War Chronicle need your support to do our job in 2013.

The Next Seven States to Legalize Marijuana?

Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson continues his coverage of marijuana legalization with a not unjustifiably optimistic article, "The Next Seven States to Legalize Pot."

Legalization and the UN Drug Treaties -- A Minor Obstacle at Worst

I have criticized the ease with which some media outlets and even some reformers have accepted the


How People Are Using Drug War Chronicle

We print a few of the testimonials received this year about what Drug War Chronicle does for the work of all the organizations in the movement.

Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up Legalization Next Year

Huge news this morning from Senate Judiciary Committee chair Pat Leahy (D-VT).

Drug War Chronicle Needs Your Support

Nonprofits including those in drug policy reform face continuing challenges in the tough economic environment. That means StoptheDrugWar.org and Drug War Chronicle need your support to do our job in 2013.

Cato Policy Analysis and Forum on State Legalization and Preemption

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Prohibitionists are Overstating Feds vs. State Marijuana Legalization Case to Media

A mostly great piece in Rolling Stone this weekend, "Obama's Pot Problem," missed the mark on the federal preemption question -- can the feds shut down Washington and Colorado's legalized regulation systems?

What Happens Next?

We noted this morning that marijuana is now legal in Washington State. But what happens next?

StoptheDrugWar.org and the Chronicle Need Your Support

Nonprofits including those in drug policy reform face continuing challenges in the tough economic environment. That means StoptheDrugWar.org and Drug War Chronicle need your support to do our job in 2013.

Prohibition Repealed 80 Years Ago Today -- and Again One Day from Now

A big anniversary today, and a big day tomorrow.

Tax-Deductible Donations Support the Cause

We are approaching a new year, in a new time, with critical opportunities and critical work needed to be done. A tax-deductible donation as year's end approaches will make sure the word gets out in 2013 -- a non-deductible donation will help us advocate legislatively too.

Tax-Deductible Donations Support the Cause

We are approaching a new year, in a new time, with critical opportunities and critical work needed to be done. A tax-deductible donation as year's end approaches will make sure the word gets out in 2013 -- a non-deductible donation will help us advocate legislatively too.

Book and Video Offers for Donating Members of StoptheDrugWar.org

At a time like this -- when people are talking about drug policy like never before -- the movement's internet strategy is also more important than ever before. So please support our work with a generous donation today.

Will CO and WA Campuses Change Their Marijuana Policies?

A USA Today article predicts colleges in Colorado and Washington won't be changing their marijuana policies soon. That may be true, but it only goes so far.

Another Reason for Mexico to End Its Drug War

Along with catalyzing devastating violence that has claimed 60,000 lives thus far, there's another good reason for Mexico to end its ill-fated drug war -- they are massively abusing the human rights of large numbers of their citizens.

Feds Unsure What to Do About State Legalization

A Washington Post story by Sari Horwitz reports that federal officials don't know what they are going to do about marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington.

Colorado Dems to Seek Federal Exemption from Marijuana Prohibition

All three Democratic members of Colorado's Congressional delegation are planning legislation for next year that would exempt states enacting legalization systems for marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, the Colorado Independent has reported.

Seattle Police Legal Marijuana Guide Features Gandalf and Bilbo

[image:1 align:right caption:true]The SPD Blotter yesterday published "


Marijuana Votes Have Mexicans Talking Legalization

With US public support for marijuana legalization now at the 50% mark, and state legalization efforts now starting to come to fruition, people are naturally talking about it.


Hundreds of Marijuana Cases Were Dismissed in Washington This Week

Two county prosecutors in Washington State have dismissed 220 pending marijuana possession cases, in response to the passage of I-502, according to the Seattle Times.

What Legal Marijuana Will Look Like in Washington State

Jacob Sullum has a detailed discussion in Reason's "Hit & Run" blog of "


Video: Daily Show Ribs Media Over Marijuana Jokes

John Stewart just took the media to task for all the marijuana jokes. Marijuana prohibition is a serious matter. Of course the show was funny nonetheless.  :)


I-502 Fact Sheets from WA State and ACLU of WA

[image:1 align:right]The Washington State Liquor Control Board and the


And the Fast Talking Has Started...

I posited yesterday that federal fast talking about the Colorado and Washington initiatives would start soon. It turns out that federal fast talking hasn't even needed feds to get started.

Help Us Take The Next Steps

There have been victories before in drug policy reform, but what happened this week is different.

Washington Police and Prosecutors Winding Down Marijuana Possession Cases

[image:1 align:right]Dominic Holden reports for The Stranger:


Expect Federal Fast Talking About CO and WA to Start Soon

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Not a day has passed since legalization initiatives passed in two states, and ominous words have already been spoken.


Several Initiatives' Margins Have Improved

When I first noted last night that Colorado's Amendment 64, marijuana legalization, was ahead


Massachusetts Local Legalization Questions All Winning

There were public policy questions on the ballots of 45 cities in Massachusetts today, asking voters their opinion on marijuana legalization.


I almost forgot about Detroit...

Detroit has decriminalized marijuana! According to activist Tim Beck, WDIV TV 4 has projected that Prop M has won with  65%.


Update on Arkansas, California, Montana, Oregon

Oregon Measure 80 is still losing 45-55, with 61% of the vote counted.


Sensible Washington Response to I-502 Victory

Sensible Washington, which opposed I-502 due to concerns over the initiative's DUI provision, has issued a grac


Seattle Times Calls I-502 Passing

The Seattle Times has called victory for Initiative 502.


Oregon Measure 80 Down 45-55

With 57% of the vote counted, Oregon's Measure 80 is down 45-55.


Washington's I-502 is Leading!

With almost 1.5 million votes counted, out of a total active registered voter population of 3.85 million,


Denver Post Projects Amendment 64 Passing

There are postings on Facebook saying that Colorado's Amendment 64 for marijuana regulation has been called as passing.


We Are Also Posting in the Speakeasy Tonight...

In case you're following a Chronicle feed, rather


Updates on Montana, California, Colorado, Arkansas, Massachusetts

Massachusetts has passed medical marijuana!


Colorado Is Ahead So Far...

As of 8:12pm mountain time, the Colorado secretary of state site shows


Send Us Video of Your Election-Night Celebrating

We're trying something new -- hopefully it will work.


The Latest Polling on the Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

Today is the big day! Marijuana legalization is on the ballot in Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Medical marijuana is getting votes in Massachusetts, Arkansas and Montana.


Phil Smith Debates Kevin Sabet on "The Fix" Today

[image:1 align:right]Our own Drug War Chronicle editor Phillip Smith debates former ONDCP senior adviser Kevin


I-502: Too Important to Lose (Steve D'Angelo, Harborside Health Center)

The founder of the flagship medical marijuana center, Harborside Health Center in Oakland, speaks out about how important it is to pass I-502 and how damaging a "no" vote on it could be for people's lives.

If You Care About Medical Marijuana Patients (Among Others), Support I-502

StoptheDrugWar.org formally endorses Washington's Initiative 502 to legalize and regulate marijuana. In this post we explain why we believe the measure helps, not harms, most medical marijuana patients, and defeating it would therefore harm patients; why other attacks leveled against the measure are misguided, and why passage of I-502 is critically important.

Please Support StoptheDrugWar.org Today! (And Get Free Books and a Video Too)

With marijuana legalization initiatives heading to the ballot, some with a good chance of passage, and with growing international support for a real debate on prohibition, people are talking about drug policy like they never have before. Our new book offers will help you be part of that conversation, while our new video offer will remind you why we should be angry too.

ALERT: Make Phone Calls to Pass Marijuana Legalization Now!

The news cycle is awash with polls and news about the close race for president. But the most important votes happening next month may be historic initiatives to legalize and regulate marijuana -- and these are also going to be close. That is why your help is needed these next several days.

Volunteer to Pass Marijuana Legalization This Election

The news cycle is awash with polls and news about the close race for president. But the most important votes happening next month may be historic initiatives to legalize and regulate marijuana -- and these are also going to be close. That is why your help is needed these next twelve days.

Please Support StoptheDrugWar.org Today! (And Get Free Books and a Video Too)

With marijuana legalization initiatives heading to the ballot, some with a good chance of passage, and with growing international support for a real debate on prohibition, people are talking about drug policy like they never have before. Our new book offers will help you be part of that conversation, while our new video offer will remind you why we should be angry too.

Russell Means at the 2001 SSDP Conference

The famed native American activist addressed Students for Sensible Drug Policy's third national conference.

Georgia Man Holding Pepper Spray Killed in Drug Raid

A 60-year-old Georgia homeowner is dead after allegedly pointing a canister of pepper spray at police doing a drug raid at his home.

France to Introduce Supervised Injection Sites

France is about to become the latest European country to allow supervised injection sites to operate. Some could be open by year's end, the French health minister said.

Jury Nullifies in "NJ Weedman" Marijuana Trial

Chalk one up for the NJ Weedman. The longtime activist and gadfly convinced a New Jersey jury to ignore the law and acquit him of marijuana possession with the intent to distribute.

Latest Polls on Oregon, Washington Marijuana Initiatives

New polls show Washington's I-502 still leading, but Oregon's Measure 80 doing badly.

Post-Election, Fate of Dutch "Weed Pass" Uncertain

Parties trying to form a new government in the Netherlands are trying to reach a compromise on the controversial "weed pass" system for cannabis cafe customers. So far, it looks like foreigners will lose out.

Gary Johnson Supporters Robocall Colorado Democrats Over Marijuana Crackdown

Marijuana politics in Colorado could have a major impact on the presidential race.

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