Young People Know Marijuana Is Less Harmful to Society Than Alcohol

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 11:32 am

While it is possible to cause harm by misusing or abusing almost any substance, any objective analysis indicates alcohol use does much more harm to society than marijuana use.

 

Americans Think Marijuana is Safer Than Alcohol and Tobacco

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 8:50 am

It would appear one of the reasons Americans are becoming increasingly open to the idea of marijuana reform is due to a growing realization that marijuana is a relatively benign plant. A majority of Americans now see marijuana as less dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ryan Grim, This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 12:30 pm

There’s as much to like about this book as there is to despise about the drug war, which makes This is Your Country on Drugs a fascinating read for anyone endeavoring to better understand the origins of the drug policy predicament that continues to captivate and confound American culture. Ryan Grim takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the history of our nation’s love-hate relationship with drugs, exploring the economic, political, and cultural dimensions of both drug use and the enormous war that seeks to shield us from its consequences.

Big Alcohol’s Anti-Marijuana Spokesman on the Hill

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 3:55 pm

The latest congressman to speak out against marijuana has received at least $20,000 from the beer and liquor industry this cycle. It’s time he did some explaining.

Finding Leverage Points, Flexing Muscles: Lessons from the Anti-Saloon League, Part Four

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 1:15 pm

In part four of the Anti-Saloon League series, we look at the effective use of leverage.

Valuing Natural Allies over Existing Animus: Lessons from the Anti-Saloon League, Part Three

By: Saturday June 12, 2010 4:00 pm

The Anti-Saloon League pushed the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, by wielding power and scaring politicians, a lesson interest groups could use today. In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we look at embracing “strange bedfellows” to develop a critical mass of power in order to make change happen.

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