Saturday’s New York Times ran a story that crystallizes into a little pill-size dose large volumes of the conceptual chaos called “drug control policy.” The title of the article is “New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Law Loses Planned Grower and Dispensers.” That is utter nonsense.It is the famed Newspeak of Orwell’s “1984.” The headline is a… Read More "Rutgers University delivers strong uppercut to Governor Christie," or "The New York Times’ Newspeak"
I have been turning over in my head recently the whole phenomenon of the “medical marijuana” movement and I conclude that it is time to discard a pernicious dichotomy. I believe that the irony of the struggle in New Jersey resides in the statutory name of the not-for-profit corporate dispensaries which the medical marijuana statute… Read More Cannabis as alternative medicine
It’s a little late, I know, but the following article, published July 13, continues to illustrate the point I made earlier. New Jersey Governor Christie’s proposal to revise the medical marijuana system devised by the legislature is in essence a plan to kill the system through federalism. According to this article, the association of teaching… Read More How to kill a medical marijuana system, Part II
My news source does not run many news stories about the situation in New Mexico, but the Associated Press just ran a story quoting a licensed cannabis producer and a patient as saying that New Mexico’s licensing system is too cautious and is not adequately supplying the market. This article states that New Mexico is… Read More Associated Press reports cannabis shortages in New Mexico’s program
A new piece on ynn reports that upstate prosecutors have come out against the medical marijuana law. There is nothing new in their arguments; indeed the recurrence of the identical arguments in every statement of opposition to the therapeutic use of cannabis [or any use, of course] ever more strongly suggests that the opposition derives… Read More More New York prosecutors grossly mischaracterize the proposed law
The medical marijuana bill which I described in my first post has changed as the legislative year draws to a close. As I read the revised bill, I reach one paramount conclusion: someone in Albany is taking seriously what is happening with medical marijuana in other states. Why do I say that? I detect in… Read More Changes to the proposed New York law
A recent op-ed in the Times Union (Albany) demonstrates the essential logic of the camp arrayed against therapeutic uses of psychedelics: society must be protected from the doctors. Keep control over psychedelics in the hands of the police. The op-ed calls for all reasonable men to oppose the proposed medical marijuana law because of the… Read More Save us from the doctors