By William J. Bennett, Seth Leibsohn – June 12, 2015 http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-bennett-marijuana-legalization-20150612-story.html Snacks and cannabis promotional lip are seen on display at The Beverly Hillls Cannabis Club gathering in West Hollywood on April 2. (Los Angeles Times) SHARELINE: The marijuana lobby has made the illegal drug mainstream; it should stay illegal Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were — criminal and dangerous elements in... Read more
The Arizona [AZ] Chamber of Commerce [C.O.C.] just released their June_2015 PDF report – Policy Brief: Recreational Marijuana: Is the Case for Legalization Going Up in Smoke?
The Pro-Marijuana Advocates in Arizona are currently gathering signatures to place a proposition on the 2016 ballot to legalize marijuana in their state.
In response to this attempt, the AZ C.O.C. has published this report... Read more
Aerial spraying of coca, a cornerstone of Washington’s war on drugs in the Andes, will be phased out in ColombiaBy Juan Forero Updated May 14, 2015 10:37 p.m. ET WALL STREET JOURNAL http://www.wsj.com/articles/colombia-takes-u-turn-on-drug-policy-1431650471?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks_0 LA HORMIGA, Colombia—For nearly 15 years, crop dusters have buzzed over the hinterlands here in southern Colombia, dumping defoliant on vast fields of the crop used to make cocaine. And little... Read more
The Washington ExaminerDon't Legalize Marijuana http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2564219 By Washington Examiner | May 9, 2015 | 5:00 am States are challenging the supremacy of federal law on drug policy, so the Drug Enforcement Agency is likely to be confronted increasingly with petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act — the drugs that have "no accepted medical use." Whatever the failures of... Read more
.... a fat soluble, mind altering, highly toxic drug that remains in the body for up to one month, building up with each additional joint. The two organs most affected are the brain and sexual organs. The potency of the most active chemical, delta 9 tetrahyracannabinol (THC), is 10-20 times stronger than 30 years ago. Article: DoYouKnow MARIJUANA IS NOT MEDICINE. The FDA, which must... Read more
By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana and other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday found. The report by the National Highway Traffic Safety... Read more
http://www.hudson.org/research/11036-misrepresenting-the-colorado-marijuana-results David W. Murray (Senior Fellow) – February 13, 2015 – Hudson.Org The latest Health and Human Services (HHS) survey of drug use with state-level data showed a steep rise (22 percent) in regular marijuana use between 2011-12 and 2012-13 in the newly legalizing state of Colorado. These results do not auger well for Colorado legalization,... Read more