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Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’
With Take Two on KPCC. A pretty reasonable discussion, I thought.
Health care for addiction in the United States has been forever transformed by three new pieces of legislation
Stupid, right? “Cannabis kills no one” isn’t much better.
Legalizing drugs tempts people into drug abuse. Banning them tempts people with drug dealing.
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a long-time advocate for people with addiction and mental illness, is leading a new group calling for a different approach to marijuana policy. Smart Approaches to Marijuana will advocate for alternatives to incarceration, expanded mental health and addiction treatment and the provision of non-smoked cannabis medicines to sick patients (without waiting [...]
By most measures the majority of the drug problem in both the US and Mexico does not relate to marijuana, so nothing you’re going to do with marijuana is very likely to decisively change the character of the overall drug policy situation So says Professor Jonathan Caulkins in Randolph Nogel’s unusually nuanced article on the [...]
Comparing pot to booze is beside the point; the question is how one influences the other.
A few facts, and many unknowns, for Frum, Riggs, and Sullivan to chew on (or smoke).
Many times in the history of the United States, rising prevalence of use of a drug has been responded to with increased arrests of people in possession of that drug. As Peter Reuter and Rob MacCoun pointed out some years ago, this makes the rise of marijuana possession arrests in the U.S. particularly puzzling: The [...]