Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Thursday, May 10, 2007

eye 2 eye (on cannabis law reform)

Pot enforcement a waste of resources
Our national addiction to marijuana prohibition leads to astonishing numbers of marijuana arrests.
States Rights Up in Smoke
Medical Marijuana is a State's Rights Issue
Wasted Resources Running High
Amendment 44: Is treating grown-ups like children really a sound drug policy?
Mike Krause Questions the strategy of opponents to Amendment 44.
Federalism up in smoke
Colorado voters approved the usage of marijuana for medicinal purpose.
Breaking Ranks:
A state-wide meth strategy requires a withdrawal from the war on marijuana
One soccer mom's take on the drug war
I hope my daughter will never smoke marijuana. Regardless of whether she does one day, I know one thing for sure: Keeping it illegal can only harm her future
WHEN POLICY GOES TO POT: Its time to change Colorados strategy in the war on drugs
Grass Roots Case
Radical departure from traditional drug war orthodoxy
House Bill 1145, signed into law last month, creates but does not fund a state methamphetamine task force in Colorado.
Court's logic has gone to pot
Justice Policy Initiative
Keystone Kops nail 'pothead' in great pain
Analyze This: Re-Modeling Drug Policy
Urine-Based Drug Testing Can Be Inaccurate; Performance-Based Tests Are Better
Time To Reform Asset Forfeiture In Colorado
Supreme Court Paved the Way for Mena Killing
Good Riddance, George
Doing it for The Children: The drug war against local control and parental responsibility
There may soon come a time when conservatives ask how national drug policy became a proxy war on parental rights.
Concentrate on the Big Dealers
Extreme Drug Law Tramples Bill of Rights: Flaws Seen in Uniform Controlled Substances Bill
Puritans need to swallow a Jell-O shot
The Drug War Kills Innocent People
Another Tax That Should Go Up In Smoke
Making Booksellers into Drug Felons
Drug Testing: Shaky Science May Nullify Good Intentions
Prison costs are running out of control
Colorado taxpayers spend around $100 million a year to incarcerate drug offenders in state prisons. So it\'s worth asking why any kind of sentencing reform, which could save millions of dollars in prison spending, has been off the table in the budget debates of the last few years.
Asset Forfeiture Reform is Long Overdue
Unneeded Laws
Independent Thinking Archive
Unneeded Laws 1997
"Shall Issue": The New Wave of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws
Refining Colorado's Criminal Code
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