Category Archives: Drug Policy


Exposing Marijuana Harms at New Jersey’s Black Caucus Meeting


At a hearing of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, coalition members of New Jersey Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy (NJ-RAMP) expressed their opposition to the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey.

Parents, law enforcement professionals, religious leaders, employers, and addiction professionals offered testimony, insights and expertise on a multitude of issues including health concerns, increase in youth use, drugged driving, and arrest rates among minorities.

According to news reports, a number of legislators would rather see decriminalization than legalization in New Jersey.  The Black Caucus prefers decriminalization as more helpful to minorities. Continue reading

AG Sessions Cites Role of Drug Policy in Addiction and Death

In a speech on January 26, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “In recent years, there was an erosion of support for anti-drug law enforcement – in Congress, in state legislatures, and even among some of the general public.  One law enforcement professional told me he felt disappointed that government officials didn’t seem to understand the importance of his work.  Resources were redirected.

“What has been the result?   We saw drug purity and availability go up and drug prices go down.  We saw addiction and death spread like never before.” Continue reading

Has Justin Trudeau Lost his Marbles?

Justin Trudeau Ignores Family Lessons to Push Marijuana Agenda

Justin Trudeau is good looking, has a glamorous wife and evokes the Canadian version “Camelot.”  Perhaps to lure young voters and please the marijuana lobbyists, he promised to legalize marijuana.

Some provinces, such Quebec, never wanted to accept his plan.  The PM wants Canada to appear more “progressive” than the US, but at what cost to his people?

Trudeau’s mother, Margaret, has stated that every time she went into a manic episode it was precipitated by heavy marijuana use. Continue reading

Support for pot legalization in New York falls 20 percentage points

When polls give the choice of decriminalization, support for marijuana legalization falls by 20 percentage points.  Last week Emerson College conducted a poll for SAM Action.

The SAM Action poll used the same college pollster as Marijuana Policy Project and Drug Policy Alliance used.  The pollster found support falls dramatically when it offers respondents alternatives to legalization. The results are in direct contrast to the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports the legalization of all drugs. Continue reading