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Constitutionality of the MDLEA in question

The Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act, 46 U.S.C. 70501 et seq. (MDLEA), is a little-known statute with a potentially very broad reach.  It allows the United States to prosecute drug crimes committed by foreign nationals on the high seas, even where the person has no demonstrable connection to the United States and regardless of whether the drugs are destined for any American territory.  711 more words

Maturing Without Regulating

Prompted by “The maturation of legalization”: http://www.drugwarrant.com/2015/11/the-maturation-of-legalization/

“I think this kind of thing is nice to see…”

I agree…

“Mini joints: This Colorado mountain shop’s idea is a huge success” 654 more words


SRCA in the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday held a hearing on S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) of 2015.  Coverage is here, including links to witness statements and testimony. 591 more words

Drug Prohibition Driving Danger

Prompted by “Federal study: Drugged driving rivals alcohol in roadway fatalities”: http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/09/30/study-roadway-fatalities-prescription-drugs-legalized-pot/41624/

Drunken drivers have long been the scourge of the roadways, but now drivers on drugs are becoming a menace that rivals them, according to a new federal report.

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Does the federal 20-week abortion ban legislation violate the Commerce Clause?

Yesterday, the United States Senate failed to invoke cloture on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  The House version was sponsored by Trent Franks (and passed last spring), the Senate version by Lindsey Graham.  471 more words

Government Problem is Solution

Prompted by “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Marijuana and Taxes”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-marijuana-and-taxes

I needed to avoid writing today, because I have so much other work to do, but I simply couldn’t let this go. 905 more words


Getting Smoked

Prompted by “Radical Rant: Even Tobacco Smoke-Free Bars Are Ridiculous Abridgments of Freedom”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/radical-rant-even-tobacco-smoke-free-bars-are-ridiculous-abridgments-freedom

I understand the concerns about indoor smoking, but I don’t agree with them, even for tobacco.

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