This is a Students for Sensible Drug Policy Canterbury and UKC Psychedelics Society Event. Filmed 11.02.13 at the University of Kent. Sanho Tree, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses in length the impact of American drug policy at home and abroad with a particular emphasis on South America. What direction will federal drug laws take in light of Cannabis legalization in various states? Is the U.S drug war imperialist? Enjoy this hugely insightful and fascinating talk. www.ssdp.org.uk/canterbury – Twitter: @ssdpcanterbury – Facebook: www.facebook.com/ssdpcanterbury
Brits Want Marijuana Reforms, Drug Policy Review By Phillip Smith According to a new Ipsos Mori poll, a majority of Britons favor either decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana and two-thirds support a comprehensive review of all the options for controlling drugs, from legalization to tougher enforcement. The poll found that 53% of those surveyed supported either decriminalization or one form or another of legalization. Legalization, whether under “strict,” “moderate,” or “minimal” control, was supported by 41%, and decriminalization by 12%. Only 35% favored the status quo (21%) or harsher treatment of [Continue Reading]
Charles Bowden talks about a few things in this interview, including the war on drugs. I saw it come across Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Executive Director’s (Neill Franklin) Twitter feed and figured it was worth passing it along. How long will the world stand by and let the war on drugs ruin life after life?
Marijuana legalization is sweeping America, which is long overdue. Also overdue is marijuana legalization in Canada. Growing up in America, I smoked a lot of Canadian marijuana back in the day, all of which came via the black market. I would much rather prefer that the marijuana I were smoking was legal, and didn’t benefit gangs or other organized crime organizations.
Online auction house Paddle 8 and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) will host a conversation with artist Fred Tomaselli and DPA Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann at TEMP Art Space in Tribeca on the evening of Tuesday, February 12. Tomaselli is known for his series of intricately-executed paintings that have incorporated collages of both legal and illegal drugs. His discussion with Nadelmann will explore how drug regulation and legislation in the U.S. over the years has affected the art community and creative industry at large. A Q&A will follow the discussion. This event precedes re:FORM, the art auction and [Continue Reading]
“When We Grow…This Is What We Can Do” is an educational documentary concerning the facts about cannabis. In this feature length documentary we explore everything there is, from industrial hemp to medicinal cannabis use, from the origins of cannabis prohibition to the legality of growing equipment. A film by Seth Finegold and presented by Luke Bailey. Featuring Interviews with: Professor David Nutt (Head of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs) Mr Peter Reynolds (Head of CLEAR UK, formerly the Legalize Cannabis Alliance) Ms Sarah Martin (Medicinal cannabis patient) Find out [Continue Reading]
By Phillip Smith The Czech Senate Wednesday approved a bill allowing for the medical use of marijuana by an overwhelming margin of 67-2. The measure had already passed the lower house of parliament. The bill passed with support from all the political parties represented in the parliament. Newly-elected Czech President Milos Zeman is expected to sign it into law. But while medical marijuana advocates are pleased that their government has moved to legalize the use of the herb for medicinal purposes, they are less happy with a provision that says [Continue Reading]
If you’re hoping to fire one up at a marijuana café near you any time soon, don’t get your hopes up: experts in Canada’s marijuana trade say legalizing the drug in a pair of U.S. states won’t lead to significant policy changes in Canada this year. They expect the federal government will stick with its pledge of cracking down on marijuana production regardless of the arguments presented to it, even if the social experiments in Washington State and Colorado yield positive results. “When it’s an ideological issue, it often depends [Continue Reading]