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Tag: Drug Legalization
  • CWRU YAL holds successful event on drug legalization

    On Feb. 13, Case Western Reserve YAL hosted Peter Christ, co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), to speak about the war on drugs. The event was titled “Legalize It!” and it was immensely successful. The room was overflowing with students, many having to stand in the back or sit on the stairs. We counted …

  • The Drug War Has Failed

      YAL at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign tabled on campus to bring attention to the failure of the war on drugs. On the quad from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we gave away free “pot brownies” to passersby. It was an exciting play on words since we were giving away store-bought brownies out of cooking pots. Multiple times we received many …

  • We Told You So — Portugal’s Drug Legalization

    The Vacaville Reporter ran an AP Story by Barry Hatton and Martha Mendoza this morning announcing “Portugal’s Drug Policy Pays Off.” I don’t like saying “we told you so,” but it does feel good to say it after such a long and emotional debate to see the issue play out and prove true. These days, …

  • L.E.A.P. come to Liberty University

    L.E.A.P (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) is coming to Liberty University. President of L.E.A.P. Neil Franklin has agreed to come to Liberty to speak on the war on drugs in the United States and its consequences. Franklin is a 33-year veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police forces. He oversaw 17 drug task …

  • If Cannabis is Legalized, Portugal Could Be A Window into California’s Future

    In this video, I narrate my most recent article at CAIVN– Jack Hunter style. Opponents of cannabis legalization worry that it will have a detrimental effect on society. That feeling is understandable, but citing a Cato study, I take a look at Portugal where all drugs were decriminalized in 2001. Ten years later not only …

  • The Government Wants You to Grow Cannabis!

    Puts things in perspective a little (or maybe just confuses the crap out of you as it should):

  • Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Obama, Health Reform, and the War on Terror

    From the California Independent Voter Network: You read that right. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults has more widespread support than President Obama’s administration. Pot legalization is also more popular than the recent health care bill that passed in Congress and has higher approval ratings than our handling of the Global War on Terror… …

  • South Park Finally Tackles Drug Legalization

    South Park has finally done and episode on marijuana legalization, joining the ranks of Family Guy and the Simpsons.   The premise of the episode is that while in South Park medical marijuana is legal, KFC is not. Watch what happens as Cartman is driven to a black market to get his fix of The …

  • Prohibition through Taxation

    Even as some pro-liberty activists push for marijuana legalization in California (Richard Lee, the sponsor of the ballot measure, even describes himself as a “Libertarian Republican”) others are trying to use the referendum system to impose draconian taxes on alcohol. A proposed ballot measure would impose: a 2700% increase in the excise tax for hard …

  • US to Escalate War on Drugs

    Via BusinessWeek: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Mexican counterpart agreed to aid impoverished border towns and improve law enforcement cooperation, expanding a military offensive against illegal drug trafficking. “The narcotics cartels are waging war on civil society,” Clinton told reporters….The group reviewed the next steps in combating drug traffickers as a three-year, …