Marijuana political issues
Pat Robertson Blames Liberals for Drug W...
by Jim Hatridge on March 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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Count this among the 10 things nobody ever
expected to see in their lifetimes:
700 Club founder Pat Robertson, one of the cornerstone figures of America's Christian right movement, has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. Calling it getting "smart" on crime, Robertson aired a clip on a recent episode of his 700 Club television show that advocated the viewpoint of drug law reformers who run prison outreach ministries.
A narrator even claimed that religious prison outreach has "saved" millions in public funds by helping to reduce the number of prisoners who return shortly after being released.
Peter McWilliams' Speech at the Libertar...
by Jim Hatridge on February 4, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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Peter McWilliams was a #1 bestselling author and outspoken critic of the War on Drugs. He died at age 50 after a federal judge prohibited him from using medical marijuana.
McWilliams was found dead in the bathroom of his Los Angeles home on June 14, 2000. He had choked on his vomit -- a grimly ironic coda to his three-year battle against the federal government over his right to use marijuana to stay alive.
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Implementing Pot Legalization in Colorad...
by Jim Hatridge on March 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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Last November, Coloradans and Washingtonians voted to legalize marijuana. For those fed up with marijuana prohibition, the moment was an important victory and, perhaps, an indicator that marijuana prohibition nationally is coming to an end.
For reformers in Colorado and Washington, however, the work is just beginning. Implementating the new laws will not be easy, and there are lots of big questions that will need to be answered. Will adult tourists visiting Colorado and Washington be allowed to buy pot? Will adults be allowed to smoke pot in coffee shops or private clubs? Will adults who legaliy smoke pot be eligible for federal grants? How will the federal government respond?
In February, Reason TV's Paul Feine, David Bienenstock, Harris Kenny and some friends of Reason gathered in Reason's LA studio to learn more about the challenge of implementing the new pot laws. David Bienenstock is an editor at High Times magazine and the author of the recently published Legalized It!: Inside Colorado and Washington State's Historic Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition. Harris Kenny is a Reason Foundation policy analyst and a member of Colorado's Amendment 64 implementation task force.
Approximately 24 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning. Go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/03/06... for downloadable versions, links and more. And subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live.
Ron Paul On SOPA
by Jim Hatridge on January 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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SOPA author to remove ISP blocking provision
Smith's decision to amend the bill comes a day after the Senate sponsor of similar legislation takes the same action.
The lead sponsor of the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act, a controversial copyright enforcement bill, will remove a much-debated provision that would require Internet service providers to block their subscribers from accessing foreign websites accused of infringing the copyrights of U.S. companies.
One-On-One With Gabriel Sayegh, New York...
by Jim Hatridge on November 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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RFL host Richard French spoke with New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Gabriel Sayegh about recent polls that indicate a great deal of Americans support the end of marijuana prohibition.
Daryll Hannah on Hemp
by Jim Hatridge on March 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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Montana, USA - The Fight Over Medical Ma...
by Jim Hatridge on January 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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An Op-Doc profiles Chris Williams, a medical marijuana grower in Montana who now faces life in prison.
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U.K Drugs Decriminalization?
by Jim Hatridge on January 25, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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Drug laws are to be changed in the U.K to target the ringleaders rather than small offenders, and Virgin's Sir Richard Branson and former U.K Govt drugs chief Davd Nutt has called for more research into substances rather than the ignorance that Government has towards the positive aspects and medicinal usage of drugs.
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Cannabis VS Meth & Heroin
by Jim Hatridge on September 10, 2014 at 12:40 AM
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Director of Drug Control Policy to explain US's equal treatment of pot and heroin.
Research is showing using cannabis to taper off other hard drugs that you are physically addicted to is definitely a good idea and can be effective. To take your mind off your desire to use the drug and can even take the edge off the withdrawals.
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Sam Harris Talks About Drug Laws
by Jim Hatridge on February 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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This is an excellent excerpt from an excellent audio book, "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris, read by Brian Emerson.
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In this excerpt, Sam draws the connection between religiosity and victimless crime. I'm guessing the first victimless crime was blasphemy.
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