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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