Posts Categorized: Decriminalizing Drugs

I attempted to write this blog about half a dozen times. Feeling an overwhelming resistance, I’d sit at my desk, type a few words, delete them, then try again. When the flow didn’t materialize, I told myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Ten days later, I still  hadn’t written the blog. What was my problem? Drugs…

After I’d written my last blog, (about the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Update and Marijuana as a Gateway Drug), I read about other countries’ approach to the war on drugs. Norway Norway’s parliament has voted to decriminalize marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Norwegians found with small quantities of drugs will be diverted into treatment programs rather than criminally…

According to an article in Sunday’s December 17th, 2017 Los Angeles Times, the legalized marijuana industry is projected to grow to $7 billion by 2002. In preparation, California, banks, and federal regulators are working together to create a “green banking system.”   Under this new system, one bank would be designated as a central repository…

The following updates are from the Drug Policy Alliance. Thought you might enjoy hearing about positive progress. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prevents the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs, was approved until December 22, when federal spending will be revisited. (The legislation was tacked onto the federal funding…