Couple big things happened yesterday. First, Barack Obama got re-elected as President of the United States. Second, it was a … Continue reading Election Day 2012 +1 Thoughts
I’ll be honest, the Presidential election is not my primary concern tomorrow. How the various marijuana legalization and medical marijuana … Continue reading Blunk’s Thoughts on the Election
A new site launched yesterday that beautifully illustrates how wide-ranging support is in this country for reforming our nation’s marijuana … Continue reading The Marijuana Majority
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Just saw a story that seems ripe for another case of jury nullification, and the defendant in question is a … Continue reading UNT Student Goes to Jury on Marijuana Case
Will the US Court of Appeals reschedule cannabis so it’s no longer Schedule I (no medicinal value), thereby allowing more … Continue reading Random Tuesday Links
My good buddy Daniel, on his blog Love, Drugs and the Law picked this article up, and I wanted y’all … Continue reading Magic Mushrooms = Good Personality
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The true effects of drug prohibition in the United States aren’t really felt here. We don’t have large scale criminal organizations battling for control of territory in the streets. Mexico does. Sure, we have gangs on our streets that fund a lot of their operations through drug sales, but nothing approaching the levels of the cartels in Mexico, like the Gulf Cartel, the Zetas, and more.
These criminal enterprises derive a majority of their funding from the production, transit, and sale of currently illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, etc. If Americans were dying by the thousands every year due to organized crime that derived their funding from drugs, there would be a much be a much different debate going on. This is why it’s been so hard for the drug policy movement to get this policy changed.
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