17 Sep 2010

VIDEO: Stop the Madness! 80’s Anti-Drug Music Video with Whitney Houston, David Hasselhoff and More

Happy Friday! Here’s a blast from the past: an anti-drug music video featuring New Edition, LaToya Jackson, (a very young) Whitney Houston, Nancy Reagan, David Hasselhoff, and more!

16 Sep 2010

Alice Huffman on Why Marijuana Legalization Is a Civil Rights Issue

The history of marijuana prohibition in this country is, at its core, racist. Since its inception almost a century ago as a way to punish Mexican immigrants, our marijuana laws have effectively been enforced in ways that disproportionately hurt minorities. Even though whites make up the vast bulk of marijuana

16 Sep 2010

VIDEO: Just Say Now Petition Delivery to Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske

This morning I joined with members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and delivered 52,000 petition signatures to drug czar Gil Kerlikowske on behalf of the Just Say Now campaign. Daniel Pacheco, a Georgetown University student from Colombia and a member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, handed the petition

14 Sep 2010

Top 10 Schools Leading Just Say Now Marijuana Legalization Petition Drive

One month into the Just Say Now Campus Challenge, see which 10 Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapters are leading the pack in the competition to collect marijuana legalization petition signatures.

13 Sep 2010

Former House Counsel Overseeing DEA Says Drug Chiefs’ Prop 19 Plea More About Politics Than Facts

Do the former DEA Administrators defend the federal marijuana prohibition with evidence that marijuana’s harms to users are so great that users must be denied the liberty to take the minimal risks attendant to its use? No, they cite an annual “strategy document” that has historically been an instrument of political propaganda, and was never taken seriously a genuine policy or planning document for addressing public safety or public health problems.

11 Sep 2010

Live at NORML: Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor and Legalization Advocate

Live at the final day of NORML’s 2010 “Just Say Now” convention in Portland, OR: former New Mexico Governor and marijuana legalization advocate Gary Johnson (also: probable 2012 GOP Presidential candidate). Watch Governor Johnson live here.

09 Sep 2010

NORML: Full Legalization, Full Steam Ahead

At the national conference of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) here at the Governor Hotel, in Portland Oregon, our own Michael Whitney is on a panel this morning to talk about the marijuana legalization campaign.

09 Sep 2010

Live Broadcast: Just Say Now at the NORML Conference, Portland, OR

I walked in to the opening of the NORML convention here in Portland, Oregon to hear Chairman of the NORML Board of Directors, Steve Dillon, leading the audience in a chant of “Just Say Now.” I’m here with FDL’s Jon Walker, Teddy Partridge and Michael Whitney.  We’re joining Jon Perri

08 Sep 2010

Boxer Aide Jumps the Gun on Prop 19

Senior economic adviser to Barbara Boxer Marcus Stanley was arrested Tuesday entering the Hart Senate Office Building with a “substance that tested positive for marijuana,” apparently jumping the gun on the possible passage this November of Proposition 19 despite his boss’s opposition to the measure.

08 Sep 2010

Eric Sterling: No on 19 Co-Chair Lee Baca “Intoxicated by the Money and Hysteria Against Marijuana”

Eric Sterling is a member of the Just Say Now advisory board, and President of The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. He released this statement in response to comments made by LA County Sheriff Lee Baca to the effect that the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries has resulted in more crime in