|The Seattle Times|
|The Seattle Times|
|Gore Vidal, pictured here in about 1970, died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 86. He was famous for his biting political critiques and acerbic take on American society.|
Author, playwright and activist Gore Vidal’s death on Tuesday brought a worldwide expression of gratitude for a life well lived; millions are remembering the liberal author’s contributions to culture and politics.
|Asian American Bar Association|
|Federal judge Donna Ryu ordered a defendant to stop taking the legal prescription drug Marinol because it causes the court a problem on drug tests|
A medical cannabis activist has been ordered by a judge to find another legal drug than Marinol to treat his chronic back pain.
|Surprise, surprise! More gutless non-leadership from the Party of No|
|Law Enforcement Against Prohibition|
|The medical marijuana industry in Washington state does not oppose legalization in the wholesale manner in which Dominic Holden, above, claims they do; they merely object to many of I-502’s provisions|
|Patients Against I-502|
|Willson Nixon, 21, son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, got busted for pot early Saturday morning.|
The son of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was issued a citation for possession of marijuana early on Saturday.
|Graphic: Drug Policy Alliance|
The first bill ever introduced in Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition is coming on Thursday, June 23. Historic, bipartisan legislation which would end the United States’ war on marijuana — and allow states to legalize, tax regulate and control cannabis commerce without federal interference — will be introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
|Photo: Jimmy Carter Library & Museum|
|Former President Jimmy Carter: “Maybe the increased tax burden on wealthy citizens necessary to pay for the war on drugs will help bring about a reform of America’s drug policies”|
In a new op-ed published in The New York Times to coincide with Friday’s 40th anniversary of President Nixon declaring “War On Drugs,” former President Jimmy Carter supports recent recommendations for countries around the world to try “models of legal regulation of drugs … that are designed to undermine the power of organized crime and safeguard the health and security of their citizens.”