Medical Marijuana: Time to Make it Legal in Florida?

Alfred Robinson, 59, who calls himself a “medical marijuana missionary” pleaded no contest to cultivation charges on Monday after a judge refused to let him use a medical necessity defense.

FLORIDA: Pasco County’s Alfred Robinson, 59, says he uses marijuana instead of prescription pills to treat severe back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

82% Say U.S. Not Winning War on Drugs

End the 40-Year War on Drugs

Americans continue to overwhelmingly believe the so-called war on drugs is failing, but they are more divided on how much the United States should be spending on it. Just four percent (4%) of American Adults believe the United States is winning the war on drugs, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eighty-two Read the full article…

Coming Out of the Closet: My Experience with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Certainly I would not be honest if I tried to say that my first experience with marijuana was for medical reasons. I liked getting “comfortably numb” as much as my friends. But I noticed one real benefit. When I smoked marijuana, the pain was better.

OREGON: This past week saw groundbreaking events take place in the drug policy reform movement. Most notable were Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary CNN ‘Weed;’ Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of plans to change to the federal sentencing guidelines that could reduce the number of people in federal prisons for low-level drug law violations; federal Judge Read the full article…

For Pot Movement, Sanjay Gupta Trumps Eric Holder

CNN

NEW JERSEY: The Drug War continued its death rattle this week, loosening further still the iron-fisted grip it’s had on the American psyche since Reefer Madness turned pot into the devil’s weed back in 1936.

For Pot Movement, Sanjay Gupta Trumps Eric Holder

CNN

NEW JERSEY: The Drug War continued its death rattle this week, loosening further still the iron-fisted grip it’s had on the American psyche since Reefer Madness turned pot into the devil’s weed back in 1936.

Two Days in the Political Life of Marijuana

Will legalization end the black market?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: People may have thought that the legalization of marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — in the last election was a high-water mark in the political life of the drug.

Advocates of Drugs-Sentencing Reform Welcome Eric Holder's Policy Overhaul

Anthony Papa was sentenced to 15 years to life in Sing Sing prison, for delivering a small amount of cocaine.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Anthony Papa was in debt and desperate for cash when he accepted an offer, from a bowling buddy, to get involved in a drug deal. In exchange for $500, the father-of-one was to deliver an envelope containing four ounces of cocaine from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York.