I give money for church organs in the hope the organ music will distract the...– Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
RI eliminates mandatory minimum drug sentences |... →
katharinec: A new law eliminating mandatory minimum drug sentences in Rhode Island has taken effect without the governor’s signature. Similar measures had been vetoed in past years by Gov. Don Carcieri. But supporters say they compromised on this year’s legislation by removing a provision that placed a cap on the maximum sentence a judge could give for drug possession crimes. It’s not where we...
BBC News : Sacked adviser urges drugs probe →
“Prof Nutt said: “I certainly am interested in the idea that we might de-penalise possession and even allow the Dutch model for cannabis - the coffee shops - which could potentially have many benefits. “I think it’s perfectly sensible to think about the Dutch model for cannabis and explore whether that might be a tenable way of allowing young people to get an intoxicant...
Television Review - 'V' - In ABC Series, Beware of... →
“The ideas in “V,” about alien encounters and mass delusion and media manipulation, are enticing. It’s too bad that they’re floating around in a show that at this early stage, is so slapdash and formulaic in its storytelling.” ouch. I love this review though.
Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.– John Wayne (via kari-shma) (via flannel-fishnets)
I’ve never taken the high road BUT I tell others to. Because it leaves more room...– Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation”
American Medical Association rethinking pot... →
The American Medical Association on Tuesday issued a cautious but historically significant call to change America’s marijuana prohibition laws, urging a “review” of the drug’s status as a Schedule I drug. That does not mean the AMA supports the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. However, Aaron Houston, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy...
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: Don't Let... →
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as soon as this Thursday, November 5 on an amendment that will legally prevent some of the government’s top advisers from even discussing the idea of legalizing or decriminalizing drugs as a solution to the failed “war on drugs.” Yes, you read that right. The Senate just might censor its own policy advisers from giving science-based...
City of Breckenridge, CO Legalizes Marijuana →
“The ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, is the latest municipality to remove all penalties for private adult marijuana possession and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. As the Summit Daily reported: Breckenridge residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia Tuesday under town law. In early returns, some 72 percent of...
CNN projects marijuana tax revenue for every U.S.... →
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all...– Albert Einstein
Gordon Brown: I’m right to overrule drug advisers... →
Gordon Brown today hit back in the drugs row, insisting he was right to overrule scientists on cannabis. In an exclusive interview with the Standard, he said the public backed him against calls for softer sentences related to drug abuse and he warned against the danger of giving “mixed messages” to young people targeted by dealers. “We’ll get tougher on drugs,” declared the Prime Minister,...
Wow, you’re very exotic-looking. Was your dad a G.I.?– Michael Scott
buffleheadcabin: vruz: Bill Moyers Journal web exclusive with Glenn Greenwald, pbs.org Acclaimed blogger Glenn Greenwald, recipient of the Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award, spoke with Bill Moyers this week for the special web-exclusive conversation.
Smoking pot is safer than drinking alcohol - The... →
Tvert is executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), a group that has passed two pro-pot measures in Denver since 2006. He also is a co-author, along with Steve Fox and Paul Armentano, of “Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Do We Drive People to Drink?” (Chelsea Green Publishing, August 2009). Dan Haley: How did the legalization of pot become your mission in...