09 Aug 2010

Mexico Did Not Legalize Drugs

Opponents of the “Just Say Now” campaign are either lying or don’t know squat about drug policy because during debates against FDL’s Jane Hamsher and SSDP’s Aaron Houston, they claim Mexico and the UK have tried drug legalization.

09 Aug 2010

Sign the Petition to President Obama: End the War on Marijuana

Last week, Mexico’s President Calderone called on President Obama to join the debate on legalizing marijuana. The US drug policy has lined the pockets of the drug cartels with billions of dollars, and they are threatening to destabilize not only Mexico but countries across Latin America. In many regions, the drug gangs are seeking to replace the government, imposing their own taxes in towns they dominate.

Please show your support and sign the petition asking President Obama to end the war on marijuana.

08 Aug 2010

Just Say Now to Sonisphere

Sonisphere, the huge heavy metal fest swings through Europe this summer with acts like Slayer, Anthrax, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop. I caught the headbang-athon here in Stockholm this rainy Saturday. My friend Lyssa B who is crew on Leonard Cohen–he’s playing Sunday–staggered through the mud and crowds

06 Aug 2010

Just Say Now’s Aaron Houston Debates Marijuana Regulation on Fox & Friends

This morning Aaron Houston, the executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and a leader of our Just Say Now campaign, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss DC’s medical marijuana laws and the need to effectively regulate marijuana across the country.

04 Aug 2010

Press Coverage of Just Say Now Campaign

The media has been all over the launch of our transpartisan marijuana legalization campaign, Just Say Now. It’s a unique campaign that brings together law enforcement, doctors, teachers, parents and students to end one of the most destructive social policies in this country: marijuana prohibition. The best plug so far

04 Aug 2010

Former Police Chief Urges President Obama to Join Mexican President Calderon in Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

As Mexico’s government announced the death toll in the four-year-long war with drug cartels totaled more than 28,000, President Felipe Calderon called for a debate on legalizing drugs to fight the cartels. Norm Stamper, a 34-year veteran police officer who was Seattle’s chief of police and is now a speaker with the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), issued the following statement for the Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana

03 Aug 2010

Bruce Fein on Marijuana Legalization: “If It Is Broken, Then You Need to Fix It”

Ronald Reagan’s former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, a member of the Just Say Now advisory board, appeared earlier today on MSNBC to make the conservative argument in support of allowing states to legalize and regulate marijuana. When Cenk Uygur asked why Fein is supporting efforts to legalize marijuana,

03 Aug 2010

Happy Birthday, President Obama – What Do You Say Now?

Proposition 19 is on the November 2, 2010 ballot in California. It would let adults who are 21 use marijuana and grow their own. Isn’t that reasonable? Isn’t it time to Just Say Now?

Mr. President, happy birthday. Aren’t you old enough to smoke marijuana? How old should the rest of us be to take responsibility for our marijuana use? If w are old enough to drink, aren’t we old enough to be given the responsibility to use marijuana?

03 Aug 2010

Meet Neil Haugerud

There lives in southern Minnesota a man for whom the old cliché “he lives his life to the fullest” is no cliché at all, but pure and honest truth. His name is Neil Haugerud, and throughout his long life and varied career, there has been one constant driving factor: Service to others, bundled with compassion. Now, at an age when most persons have long since retired, the need to be of service to others keeps drawing him to the issue of crime and how best to deal with it.

03 Aug 2010

Just Say Now Campaign Announces Advisory Board; Coalition of Law Enforcement, Physicians, Activists

Yesterday, FDL announced online and on CNN that we’re joining with Students for Sensible Drug Policy to launch the Just Say Now Campaign to end marijuana prohibition. The objectives of the campaign are: Organize transpartisan support for ending marijuana prohibition across the country by combining the online organizing efforts of