http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/26/its-november-26-and-the-obama-administra
Nov 27 2012

The Obama Weed Watch continues.

Nov 27 2012

"Judge Melba Marsh got the laughs, but Damaine Mitchell, after receiving national news by asking the judge for one last joint before his conviction, received the conviction."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h5FPu52JoPH3OV-itKvX2yCxaAqg?docId=CNG.fbe5068a20a0b990325e91b1b83abbab.321
Nov 27 2012

AFP: "The bones of nine people were found in desert graves in violence-plagued northern Mexico, raising the number of remains found there since the weekend to 20, authorities said Monday."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/world/Indonesian+court+gives+17yearold+Japanese+months+possessing/7407703/story.html
Oct 18 2012

AP: "The teen could have received 12 years under Indonesia's tough narcotics laws. Judge Gunawan Tri Budiono said in Denpasar district court that although the boy "spoiled the image of Bali as tourist destination," he showed leniency because the boy is young and bought the drugs for personal use."

http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/16/federal-appeals-court-hears-challenge-to
Oct 16 2012

Reason: "Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in a case challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration's refusal to reclassify marijuana so it can be legally used as a medicine. Since 1970, when Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana has remained on Schedule I, a category supposedly reserved for drugs with a high abuse potential and no accepted medical value that cannot be used safely even under a doctor's supervision."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/14/editorial-lance-armstrong-drugs
Oct 15 2012

The Guardian: "For years the Tour de France champion was taking drugs. He coerced others to be complicit in the fraud. And still his sponsor stands by him."

http://shoreline.patch.com/articles/rick-steves-on-tour-to-promote-marijuana-initiative
Oct 12 2012

"Steves, along with special guests, is traveling throughout the state, giving drug policy reform talks in 14 different communities. He will explain why he is co-sponsoring Initiative 502, an effort to legalize, tax, and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults in Washington state."

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/09/fbi-destroyed-part-of-hunter-s-thompsons-file/
Oct 12 2012

RAW STORY: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted this week that portions of a detailed file on legendary outlaw journalist Hunter S. Thompson were destroyed during the Clinton administration." Read what's left of his file at this link.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170413/stopped-and-frisked-being-fking-mutt-video
Oct 12 2012

The Nation: "Exclusive audio obtained by The Nation of a stop-and-frisk carried out by the New York Police Department freshly reveals the discriminatory and unprofessional way in which this controversial policy is being implemented on the city’s streets."

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2012/10/08/upcoming-marijuana-legalization-debates-for-initiative-502/
Oct 9 2012

The Seattle Times: "... there is no organized law enforcement opposition to Initiative 502 and legalizing marijuana sales. But that doesn’t mean there’s no push-back: it’s just mostly coming from within the marijuana legalization community." Click the link for "debates scheduled for the next several weeks around the state, with expected pro/con speakers."