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Our government may soon announce decriminalizing marijuana -- or not

When President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, the federal government put marijuana in the category of the nation’s most dangerous drugs, along with LSD, heroin and mescaline.

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High-Minded Curation: Pot Exhibit Unveiled at Oakland Museum

It ain’t easy being green. Or historically it hasn’t been, at least.

Pot hasn’t had a very chill time of it in our culture—from the racist inception of marijuana laws early in the century, to the “Reefer Madness” of the midcentury, to the drug wars of the ‘80s. 247 more words

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Pointscast, Episode 3

Today, Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge bring you the third installment of the new podcast from Points.

On the third episode of Pointscast:

* Following a disorderly introduction, Kyle and Alex open with a discussion of Patrick Hilsman’s recent piece on… 108 more words


Decriminalizing Battery in Russia: What Does It Mean for the Fight against Domestic Violence?

Putin Reclassifies Battery as Misdemeanor
Amalia Zatari
July 4, 2016

Russian President Vladimir has signed a law reclassifying battery, nonpayment of alimony, and petty theft as misdemeanors. 923 more words


SUMMARY: Husak, Douglas; ‘Four Points About Drug Decriminalization’

Published in: Criminal Justice Ethics (Winter/Spring, 2003)
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Husak provides an argument for the decriminalization of drug use, claiming that there exist no good reasons, currently, for the criminalization of drug use. 1,240 more words


How I Came to Support Decriminalization

People do substance use counseling for two reasons. They either have struggled with addiction or had a family member who struggled with it and are called to the work. 1,595 more words


The Spirit of Stone(d)wall

As we move fitfully and sometimes painfully toward realizing social justice for LGBTQ folk, we are moved to remember another long-marginalized group whose own quest for acceptance has been slow and difficult:  marijuana smokers.  417 more words