Mar 1 2012

The former head of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and a billionaire entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, have put their names to an open letter delivered to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Senate over the government’s omnibus crime bill. Their message: The harsh penalties for “minor” marijuana offences won’t curb drug crime in Canada because it hasn’t worked elsewhere.
Feb 27 2012

"In America, almost all of the public opposition against cannabis law reform historically comes from government agencies, industries and companies who most financially benefit from the current and failed status quo of Cannabis Prohibition."
Feb 23 2012

"Many of my correspondents have started asking: What next? and What is the chance that a future government will reverse the mandatory sections? In some ways, the answer to both questions is the same. The fact is that governments and politicans rarely proceed in the face of widespread community opposition. What is needed, then, is to ensure that opposition to mandatory sentencing becomes widespread."
Feb 21 2012

"The decline in highly addictive tobacco use was accomplished without any need to jail smokers or further enrich cartels via tobacco prohibition."
Feb 21 2012

"The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the federal and Ontario privacy commissioners have serious concerns about this bill. Are they in cahoots with the child pornographers, too? For that matter, is anyone critical of the Conservatives' security agenda in league with either the terrorists or the child pornographers? If so, that makes for a lot of terrorists and a great many child pornographers. Perhaps Canada is in the throes of a crime wave after all."
Feb 15 2012

"Separating the hard- and soft-drug markets is critical. As long as organized crime controls marijuana distribution, consumers will continue to come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin."
Feb 15 2012

"And you have one person who comes in there and videos it. The poor girl can't have one night where she can feel safe in her own world. It's ridiculous."
Feb 15 2012

"A bill that would make marijuana a schedule II drug, legal for doctors to prescribe, was introduced in the Kentucky State Senate last month. The bill is being titled the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act."
Feb 15 2012

"The Long Beach City Council voted last night to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating in the city, but allowed clubs that won the city's controversial marijuana lottery to remain open for four months."
Feb 14 2012

ABC NEWS: "Snoop Dogg’s quasi-endorsement of Paul is presumably because of the candidate’s maverick stance on marijuana and drug policy. During his years in the House of Representatives, Texan Paul has co-authored and signed multiple marijuana-friendly bills that pushed the drug’s decriminalization."