As our nation edges cautiously toward majority support for marijuana legalization, the millennial generation is leading the way more than any other demographic in history. Our generation has experienced as much or more tragedy than any post-WW II generation, with the exception of the baby boomers. Read More »
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Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl 13 kilogram packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to cut down on the violence, and he recently talked about his priorities.
New York City has earned itself the sobriquet of Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World, with tens of thousands of minor pot possession arrests every year — mostly of young men of color — generated in good part by the city’s equally infamous stop-and-frisk policing, again aimed primarily at... Read More »
Steve Chapman explains the failures of existing drug laws to protect minors. He cites the fact that while alcohol and tobacco use have decreased in teens over the past 5 years, marijuana use has been on the rise. He also quotes a scientist arguing that studies showing that marijuana use affects IQ in adolescents may simply reflect differences in economic and educational factors rather than marijuana use.
According to Rolling Stone: “There are not many friends to legalization in this administration,” says Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida who served the White House as a top adviser on marijuana policy. In fact, the politician who coined Read More »
We are approaching a new year in a new time. Things are moving our way — in a big way. But there are critical next steps to take; there is critical work to be done. As we approach December 31st, please consider a generous tax-deductible donation to support StopTheDrugWar.org educational work in 2013.
Colorado and Washington may have legalized marijuana, but the drug war continues apace. We here record three more deaths in the name of drug prohibition. The three who died in separate incidents become the 57th, 58th, and 59th persons to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so Read More »
The main adviser to Mexico’s president-elect said Wednesday that votes legalizing recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico and the United States to rethink their efforts to halt marijuana smuggling across the border.
OH: Hi, I’m Old Hippie, and I’m here to have a talk with Barack Obama, president of the United States. Mr. President, back in 2008 when you were running for this great office, you gave hope to millions of people suffering from serious medical conditions when you promised that you... Read More »