, drug laws have been a reactive response
to a moral panic
. Increasingly though, some governments are now seeking a more rational basis for drug policy. For the first time ever, all interested parties have been invited to get involved in the creation of the UK's next ten year drug strategy
though many senior government advisors have been openly critical
of some of the premises. [more inside]
AARP poll finds older Americans favor medical marijuana.
With a medical marijuana case
in front of the Supremes
, and with a dozen states now with medical marijuana laws on the books, AARP
decided to take a poll
. Here's what they found:
"Nearly three-fourths of older Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use."
My father (a senior citizen) takes prescribed Marinol
(synthetic THC) as an appetite stimulant; my wife, a cancer survivor, got through chemotherapy largely on the strength of the weed I was able to buy on the street in New York
is given health all clear in UK
Man, I love Ontario.
Monday afternoon, an amazingly significant court trial ruled that possession of marijuana being criminal is unconstitutional, and that new laws need to be written.