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FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jon Walker, After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 1:59 pm

What will you be doing in 2030?

If I survive that long, I’ll be 84 years old. My dad lived to be 87, my mom to 94, so there’s a chance I’ll be around. Will I be using cannabis then, if I’m still around? If so, it will be in a vastly different legal and social framework than what exists now.

Firedoglake Book Salon Preview: After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy, by Jon Walker

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 9:10 am

Jon Walker’s After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy combines detailed knowledge of the past and present stories and issues surrounding cannabis in the United States with a solidly based set of predictions about what the stories and issues will be like in 2030.

First Look at New Marijuana Book: “After Legalization”

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 1:00 pm

I’ve written a book about marijuana policy, and I know that Just Say Now and Firedoglake readers will appreciate it most — so I want to give you a sneak peak. The title is After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy in America. Below are a couple of passages from the introduction.

Late Night: Teacher in Trouble–Fight for Your Rights (to Party)

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Golly Mr. Dryden, you’re my favorite teacher!

John Dryden, a high school teacher in Batavia, Illinois is in hot water for teaching his students about their rights, and for putting that lesson into action by informing students of their Fifth Amendment rights in connection with a survey asking about illegal drug use. The survey was ostensibly aimed at assessing the needs of students at Batavia High School except it asked about illegal drug use and students’ names were on each form! What’s a cool teacher to do?

Bennett Black Needs Marijuana to Live. John Kavanagh Wants to Take It Away From Him.

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 10:12 am

Why does Kavanagh want to repeal the state’s medicinal marijuana law? Because he apparently thinks that the people taking advantage of it are all plain old recreational dopers and that no real doctor would actually approve of it:

La Figa Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate Krampus with Community-Focused and Socially Conscious-Themed Gifts

By: Friday December 14, 2012 2:50 pm

Gifts should reflect the giver’s awareness of recipient, and carry a bit of the giver’s personality. Practical, thoughtful, and thought-provoking are also important attributes. And because this is Firedoglake, a healthy dose of social consciousness never hurts.

Top of my list: FDL’s Free Bradley Manning t-shirt (there’s also an awesome sweatshirt). I ordered one for a friend as a Thanksgiving gift, and he loved it, and I have one myself. The cotton is soft, the design is super cool, and you’re helping to support Manning’s trial coverage and activism.

Want to give a group gift, say for the whole family or your office? Occupy Sandy desperately needs Tyvek suits to protect those who are cleaning up mold damage in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Or consider supplying Occupy with the FDL Occupy Supply items.

Just Say Now and the 2012 Election

By: Monday November 12, 2012 10:50 am

Washington State and Colorado made history this year by ending their prohibitions of marijuana, sounding a powerful rebuke against the colossal failure that is our nation’s War on Drugs.

Washington State Joins Colorado in Legalizing Marijuana

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 9:45 pm

The voters of Washington State have joined Colorado in legalizing marijuana. The Seattle Times is projecting that Initiative 502 will win approval in the state. With 50 percent reporting, the initiative leads 55.5 percent Yes to 44.5 percent No.

Late Night: Brad Pitt “Drug War Nonsensical, Backwards, Inept”

By: Saturday October 13, 2012 8:00 pm

Brad Pitt said something yesterday night we here at FDL have known for a long time:

“I think it’s safe to say that the drug war is nonsensical. It’s a backwards, inept strategy.”

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