Member Blog: Raising The Bar – Setting New Standards and Building Public Trust

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by Jill Ellsworth,  MS, RDN, CEO and founder of Willow Industries In 1991, professors Harry G. Levine and Craig Reinarman published an article in the healthcare journal The Milbank Quarterly titled, “From Prohibition to Regulation: Lessons from Alcohol Policy for Drug Policy.” In their study, they note the quiet effectiveness of an industry that has regulated itself without issue since 1934. “ The leaders of the major alcohol industries, just like other members of the economic establishment, have a strong investment in maintaining order and obedience to law

Supporters, foes debate marijuana initiative – Edmonds Beacon

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

By Sara Bruestle | May 02, 2012 If there’s one thing Washington state residents can agree on when it comes to marijuana it’s this: Marijuana regulation is hazy, at best. However, a panel of law enforcement and public health experts was divided in how to clarify, or fix, regulation in a debate held April 26 at Mukilteo City Hall on Initiative 502, which would regulate and tax marijuana similarly to liquor. About 70 people attended the debate.

Pot laws no deterrent – Bakersfield Californian

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Tuesday, May 01 2012 04:21 PM Pot laws no deterrent If health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be fully legal and there would be no medical marijuana debate (“Regulate medical cannabis at state level,” April 21). Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tobacco. Marijuana can be harmful, but jail cells are inappropriate as health interventions and ineffective as deterrents.

Marijuana prohibition is under attack – Vancouver Sun

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Re: Pot ban fuels cross-border violence, April 19 At last, a former U.S. prosecutor admits marijuana prohibition is counterproductive and a waste of time.

The straight dope – The Telegram

Posted on: April 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

In his Torbay home, Mike Dawe slides open an end-table drawer, pulls out a Mason jar and rolls a joint. There are no additives like tobacco. The marijuana – weed or pot as it is most commonly called – is grown by Dawe with an ardent dedication to craftsmanship

Mayors liken pot enforcement to Prohibition – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Posted on: April 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The mayors of eight British Columbia cities, in a joint letter, liken marijuana enforcement to “alcohol prohibition in the United States in the 1930′s” and say that only organized crime profits from costly anti-pot measures. The growth and export of “B.C

Connecticut House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana Over Federal Attorney’s … – Independent Voter Network

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Connecticut State House, Public Domain Photo Look out California ! Legalizing medicinal marijuana is no longer just for “hippies” in states out West. The Connecticut House of Representatives voted 96-51 late Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana . Despite a strongly-worded letter from Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor warning that passage of the bill would contradict federal law, legislators in the Constitution State are taking the Tenth Amendment route to reforming drug policy for their residents and openly defying federal law by making the possession and use of the federally-scheduled plant legal for adults with a prescription from a physician to relieve pain from various illnesses and ailments

Canadian Mayors Sign Letter In Support Of Ending Marijuana Prohibition – eNews Park Forest

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mayors From British Columbia Sign Letter In Support Of Legalizing Marijuana OREGON–(ENEWSPF)–April 27, 2012. The letter is addressed to B.C. Premier Christy Clark, NDP Leader Adrian Dix and Conservative Leader John Cummins, and is signed by Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson Burnaby’s Derek Corrigan, North Vancouver mayor Darrell Mussatto, Lake Country mayor James Baker, Armstrong mayor Chris Pieper, Metchosin mayor John Ranns, Enderby mayor Howie Cyr, and Vernon mayor Robert Sawatzky.

Letters: legalizing marijuana – U-T San Diego

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

In response to “Still more reefer madness” (Editorial, April 22): There you go again.

Marijuana prohibition is deadly – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Letters to the Editor April 23, 2012 6:14PM Updated: April 23, 2012 6:21PM Regarding Steve Huntley’s April 20 column in support of legalizing marijuana, there is a middle ground between drug prohibition and full legalization. Switzerland’s clinical heroin maintenance program has been shown to reduce disease, death and crime among chronic users.

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