'Drug War' Archive

U.S. House Takes Up Marijuana Decrim

July 30th, 2008 / Drug War, Newswire / 12 comments

Legislators aim to snuff out penalties for pot use It's a banner day for drug policy reform. The top story on CNN for a while this morning was a ...

Second Largest Doctor’s Group Endorses Medipot

February 21st, 2008 / Drug War, Newswire, Society / 13 comments

In a position paper, a leading American medical association has endorsed the medicinal use of marijuana, called for more studies of its medical uses, and urged the US government to ...

Blackwater: Be Very Afraid

November 5th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Drug War, Religion, Television / 9 comments

On the Bill Maher show this past weekend (which is absolute must-see TV), Jeremy Scahill appeared via satellite to talk about his book Blackwater: The ...

Stop Funding The Taliban Through the Drug War

October 26th, 2007 / Drug War, Newswire / 13 comments

Stop Funding The Taliban Through the Drug War The drug war is in part a human rights issue. With half a million people in prison for nonviolent drug offenses, ...

David Borden of DRCNet

October 15th, 2007 / Drug War / 5 comments

Last Friday I met DRCNet Executive Director David Borden at the Los Angeles Sheraton Universal, where he was attending the 2007 NORML conference. ...

Drug War: Might as well put a gun to our own heads

August 19th, 2007 / Drug War, Newswire / 7 comments

It's a universal principle. Push something into the shadows, it gets stronger and metastasizes into something far worse--usually by orders of magnitude. It's true with personal psychology, and it's certainly ...

Reefer Madness…Again

July 27th, 2007 / Drug War, Newswire, Science / 9 comments

Smoking just one cannabis joint raises danger of mental illness by 40% A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing ...

Dying Woman Prosecuted for Medical Marijuana Use

March 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Drug War, Newswire / 4 comments

A California woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive can face federal prosecution on drug charges, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Legalize It!

December 18th, 2006 / Drug War / 6 comments

Pot is now America's biggest cash crop, by a wide margin. That's right: Nationwide, the estimated cannabis production of $35.8 billion exceeds corn ($23 billion), soybeans ($17.6 billion) and ...