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Steve Fox is director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Why Does American Culture Glamorize Getting Dangerously Wasted on Booze, While Vilifying Pot?
Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing
Alcohol is far more dangerous than pot.
Marijuana Is Going to Be Sold One Way or Another -- Question Is, Would You Rather it Be Cartels or Regulated Businesses?
Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Ask a law enforcement official how having marijuana sold by criminals rather than by regulated businesses is making our communities safer.
Right-Wing Think Tank's Marijuana Policy Paper Takes Absurdity to New Heights
Posted on: Sep 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The Heritage Foundation's Charles Stimson has released a completely bonkers prohibitionist screed on marijuana. Will the think tank retract it?
If the NFL Were More Lenient About Pot, Would the Players Get Involved in Less Drunken Violence?
Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet
This is the NFL's policy: Go to a club and drink – no problem; Stay at home and enjoy a little marijuana – get suspended.
Lies About Marijuana Drive People to a Much More Harmful Drug -- Booze
Posted on: Nov 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Anti-pot propaganda drives most people to drink alcohol instead. But booze is far more dangerous than marijuana.
Campus Hypocrisy: Marijuana Is Safer, But Students Are Pushed to More Dangerous Booze
Posted on: Aug 19, 2009, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing
The stats for death and injury tied to alcohol on campus are staggering, yet students are more harshly punished for pot -- which is far more benign.
Burning Questions for the Authors of 'Marijuana Is Safer'
Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The authors of a new book on misconceptions about marijuana respond to the torrent of comments on an excerpt published on AlterNet.
Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?
Posted on: Aug 5, 2009, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing
A new book explains how we're steering people away from cannabis and toward the use of a very harmful and deadly substance: alcohol.
Priming the Propaganda Mill
Posted on: Jan 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The federal government has spent over a billion dollars in recent years telling Americans what to think about marijuana and illegal drugs.
NFL Should Drop Anti-Pot Rule
Posted on: Oct 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Because he tested positive for marijuana, former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams faces the potential loss of his career.
Why More Kids Smoke Marijuana Than Cigarettes
Posted on: Jun 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet
If the idea is to stop teen substance use, the approach we've used with tobacco works better than the approach we've taken with marijuana: regulation of adult use rather than prohibition.
An Anniversary That Calls for Action
Posted on: Jun 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Congress ought to ensure that what happened to Ed Rosenthal one year ago should never happen again.
Istook's Illegal Amendment
Posted on: Feb 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet
A new law denies federal funding to any transit agency that allows the display of advertisements supporting 'the legalization or medical use' of marijuana.
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