Published by The Brookings Institute Stuart Taylor, Jr. examines how the federal government and the eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) that have partially legalized medical or recreational marijuana or both since 1996 can be true to their respective laws, and can agree on how to enforce them wisely while ...
April 12, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
Autism affects nearly 1 in every 88 children. Here are 88 reasons why autism should end the War on Drugs. Article written by the Founder and Executive Director of the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, Mieko Hester Perez.
April 11, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Leonard Frieling | Published in the BDM In the history of the city of Lafayette, Colo., my resignation probably went down as one of the more memorable. I left my position as a municipal court judge in protest of a proposal to increase the penalties for marijuana possession in the city. Some ...
April 7, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Diane Goldstein | Published in Ladybud.com In 1983 I was hired as a police officer in the community that I grew up in. If you had asked my friends, they would have said law enforcement was an unlikely professional choice for me, but I understood that it would not just challenge ...
April 3, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Kris Hermes | Published in SafeAccessNow.Org According to Matt Taibbi, in his latest Rolling Stone exposé on the banking and financial industry “Too Big to Jail,” HSBC “helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel,” and also “moved money for organizations linked ...
March 24, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Major Neill Franklin | A Message From L.E.A.P So much has been said in recent months on the subject of gun violence, but in the midst of this heated debate, one obvious solution to rampant gun violence has often been downplayed or overlooked: ending drug prohibition. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s speakers and ...
March 22, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
"Given forty years of escalation of the war on drugs in the U.S. and around the world, the global consensus that the policy is a deadly and costly failure, and that policies that hurt our fragile economies must be fixed, we need a new Shafer Commission to develop and recommend ...
March 22, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
Helen Clark, a former health minister, says criminalizing drugs has created more problems than it has solved By McCarton Ackerman | Published in Salon.com Helen Clark, the head of the United Nations Development Program, has publicly slammed global strategies to combat drugs, claiming there is increasing evidence that “the war on drugs” has failed. The ...
March 19, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
https://youtu.be/q_JdvZy8X0E By Sam Sabzehzar | February 3, 2013 California state coordinator Dale Gieringer gives a lecture at this year's California NORML Conference, marking the 100th year California has maintained a prohibition on marijuana. Dale Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. ...
February 3, 2013Sam Sabzehzar