FDL Movie Night: “The House I Live In”

By: Monday October 8, 2012 5:00 pm

Eugene Jarecki’s powerful documentary The House I Live In, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize, traces the roots of the War on Drugs and lays out the inequalities in drug enforcement, mandatory sentencing, and the prison system, while also explaining the economic realities that create both drug problems and a rise in incarceration. Using his relationship with his family’s longtime caregiver, Nannie Jeter (Nannie is her given name, not her title in the household) and her family as a stepping off point, Jarecki explores the failure of America’s drug policy.

 

A Sitting NY Supreme Court Judge With Cancer Makes a Plea for Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 7:14 am

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, New York Supreme Court justice Gustin L. Reichbach found himself immersed in a world of pain and misery, brought on by months of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

He’s spent 40 years in the law — over two decades as a judge — and thus never could have imagined that he would one day find himself turning to marijuana to quell his unbearable suffering.

Alice Huffman on Why Marijuana Legalization Is a Civil Rights Issue

By: Saturday September 18, 2010 4:00 pm

I encourage everyone to read President of the California State NAACP Alice Huffman’s editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle in support of ending marijuana prohibition in California, and specifically in support of Proposition 19.

Late Night: Altar-ed States, Pastors and Pot

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 8:00 pm

While one Colorado clergyman is fighting his arrest for possession of pot (claiming his status as clergy in the Ministry of THC allows for sacramental reefer use), a pastor in California is up in arms over the NAACP’s support of the November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Interview with Neil Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

By: Monday May 17, 2010 7:10 pm

On Friday, May 14th, we sat down with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and a 32-year law enforcement veteran, to discuss President Obama’s drug policy, the CA ballot initiative, and the general state of the war on drugs.

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