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Crime Site Wants Marijuana Legalized

Subtitles: Half of Americans have used marijuana. If we want government out of our lives, why doesn’t this apply to marijuana? Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information […]

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Early Marijuana Use Leads to Later Drug Abuse

Crime in America.Net Well, just in time for the California vote to legalize marijuana, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) telling us that if you started using marijuana at a young age you are six times more likely to use drugs in the past year. Before the pro-marijuana crowd rushes […]

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The Marijuana Debate Continues

Dear readers: We apologize to those who complain that we are focusing too much on the legalization of marijuana. We will return to other topics soon. For those following the issue, this post is a continued discussion on the possibility of voters legalizing marijuana, see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/drugs-marijuana-legalization/ and  comments for background. Arron is a writer for CannaCentral, see http://cannacentral.com/. Best, […]

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To all those who want to make marijuana legal…

Dear readers: CannaCentral is a website advocating the legalization of marijuana (link below).  An author criticized our post on the dangers of marijuana and suggested that an editorial in the Los Angeles Times written by the Office on National Drug Control Policy was authored by us on their behalf (untrue). The point of our rebuttal is that people […]

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Marijuana: People Do Incredibly Stupid Things Under the Influence

Dear Readers: The commentary below was created for the Los Angeles Times and was not on the website of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the time of this post, thus the article is offered as the Times ran it. The link to the Times article is http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0825-kerlikowske-marijuana-20100825,0,5131241.story. The commentary takes on the proposed legalization […]

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We’re not enforcing marijuana laws? Is this a surprise to anyone? Crime in America.Net

National news networks, Sarah Palin and a small town mayor are questioning arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana (see links below). We have endless conversations on this site and others about the legalization of marijuana. We have consistently said three things: People should not be arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana-we have […]

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Marijuana admissions increased to 17 percent in 2008–Higher than any drug–Cocaine declines

  This report presents national-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for substance abuse treatment admissions in 2008, and trend data for 1998 to 2008. The report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that […]

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More on Marijuana and Crime: Crime Statistics

It was never our intention to take on marijuana as an issue. We stated in a post on society controlling itself (rather than the criminal justice system doing it) that we assumed that personal use of marijuana was going to be either decriminalized or legalized and that we hoped that society knows what it’s doing […]

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Crime News: Time to Legalize Marijuana?

 We place our articles on a variety of internet and crime news sites. We find that there are professional and blog sites where we have wonderful conversations about the materials we create.  On one recent article we addressed the issue of society controlling itself rather than having the justice system exert so much control. The […]

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Drug Policy: Time For A New Era?

For the full story, see http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/03/national/main5515569.shtml Jim Webb Says America’s Justice System Is Broken and Drug Policy Is Largely to Blame; Is Portugal’s Liberal Approach a Model? By Ken Millstone The last few months are “the first time I’ve ever felt that the wind is at my back and not in my face” when it […]

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