• Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows (Huffington Post)

    by  • February 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    As recreational cannabis continues to challenge the status quo in states across the country, mounting research points to the outmodedness of the 1986 U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Mark Kleiman, professor of drug policy at NYU, quickly points out that reforming said legislation is only part of the picture. Reducing the attendant harms of underground markets and their...

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    Drug Policy Forum with Professor Beau Kilmer (ATODA)

    by  • February 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Hosted by ATODA (The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association), Dr. Kilmer was invited to discuss the implications of the U.S. therapeutic/medicinal cannabis regime for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); whose Legislative Assembly is conducting an Inquiry on this matter. ATODA represents the ACT’s non-governmentental and governmental alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector. Read on to learn more about...

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    Bill Bennett’s Marijuana Gateway Theory (And Harry Anslinger’s) | Forbes

    by  • February 14, 2015 • 0 Comments

    This article criticizes the open-endedness of the gateway theory argument as used by cannabis prohibitionists, which explains its very tenacity. Such proponents are often eager to emphasize pharmacological effects in their explanations of cannabis users who acquire harder drugs, but such evidence remains nil, and more evidence-based studies such as those published by the Rand Corporation, or notable academic journals...

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    by  • January 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Vermont Public Radio speaks directly with Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Rand Drug Policy Research Center following the release of a Rand report commissioned by the state of Vermont. The report covers the whole gamut of marijuana legalization issues those states interested in pursuing policies other than prohibition should consider.

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