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.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 4, 2013 1:00 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick 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?
|By: Phoenix Woman 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:
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
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|By: Brian Sonenstein 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.”
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:35 am|
With marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot in an unprecedented 3 states, this November could be a turning point that begins a national wave of reform. To get there, we need to raise at least $5,000 over the next week to set up our phone bank, identify supporters, register voters, promote these initiatives and get folks to the polls on Election Day.
|By: Keith Stroup Saturday September 1, 2012 1:59 pm|
Martin A. Lee’s latest book, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical Recreational and Scientific reflects his skills as a researcher, especially in the historical sections and his analysis of scientific and medical research. The copy is dense and packed with detail, frequently footnoted for those readers who may be skeptical of his scientific claims. If most Americans would take the time to read this book, it would certainly put the topic of legalizing marijuana in some helpful historical context, and it might help convince those who oppose marijuana legalization that they should reconsider their opposition.
|By: Pete Guither Saturday August 11, 2012 1:59 pm|
Marijuana legalization is going to be an actual voting option for many people in this election cycle, and despite attempts by most politicians to avoid the topic, it has already become harder to do so. We have Presidential candidates this year openly calling for legalization, and President Obama has had to transition from laughing off legalization questions in a Town Hall to seriously acknowledging Latin American leaders calling for a real discussion about “market alternatives.” Regardless of how voting turns out this year, it seems inevitable that marijuana is heading inexorably toward some kind of legalization.
It is, perhaps, perfect timing for a book like: Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.