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Arizona has legalized medical marijuana, joining fifteen other states across the country that allow marijuana use for health purposes. A system of cultivation and dispensaries will be operative by late summer 2011, with all plants grown in-state. 125 dispensaries are allowed in the new law, and dispensaries must be located at least 500 feet from…

National Review and Prop 19

Here’s an odd statement from Andrew Sullivan: A search for a single mention of Prop 19 in today’s National Review found only this measured piece by Reihan, one of our most illustrious Dish alums. Buckley’s days truly are over at his magazine, aren’t they? I know for a fact that Andrew linked to Kevin Williamson’s…

Conrad Black on the War on Drugs (and Rupert Murdoch)

Writing at National Review, Conrad Black has many disparaging things to say about the War on Drugs and about the prohibition of marijuana specifically. For example: For blacks, the chances of being arrested and charged and convicted for cannabis offenses are 300 percent greater than for whites. Sending nearly half a million cannabis offenders to…

Prop 19

Writing over at The Corner, Kevin Williamson points to the No on Proposition 19 campaign’s website, which has the following statement beneath the picture of a smashed up school bus: On average, a drunk driver kills someone every 45 minutes. Recreational marijuana use in fatal crashes will increase if Prop. 19 passes. It will be…

Wecommended Weeding

Will doesn’t quite agree with Matt Labash on medical marijuana: Labash seems to think that his subjects’ tenuous connection to the health care industry is some sort of blanket indictment of marijuana use, but fake prescriptions and opportunistic bouts of carpal tunnel syndrome are actually symptomatic of a ridiculous legal system that outlaws marijuana use…

Pot Culture Watch

I ride the DC Metro to work. Sometimes people sit next to me who smell like pot. I don’t care if they do, and there’s no way in hell I’m going to report them… not for that, anyway. Still, I dress conservatively, and I don’t want them on edge about it. I want to signal…

Grrrr….

You know, there are actual policy consequences for the kind of “haha, the stoners came out!” attitude that President Obama, and the media, demonstrated towards the question about ending the prohibition of marijuana at the “digital town hall” event. I was just watching MSNBC and they had some newsdouche on to talk about the event.…