Répression et consommation Manifestation pro-légalisation à Mexico (Reuters) La France est l’un des moutons noirs du pétard en Europe. Non contente d’être l’un des pays les plus répressifs de l’Union, elle est également l’un de ceux où l’on fume le plus. Les chiffres sont sans appel : 22% des jeunes Français auraient consommé du cannabis au cours du dernier mois –record européen– contre 1% en Suède. En 2005, près de 4 millions de nos compatriotes avaient ainsi expérimenté cette drogue et plus d’un demi-million en consommaient même tous les jours. Ces chiffres sont connus, d’autres le sont moins. Côté idées reçues, le rapport nous apprend que « les cadres s’avèrent plus souvent consommateurs réguliers que les ouvriers » . Arrestations d’usages de drogues 1985-2005 (OFDT) Côté répression, chaque année, 90000 personnes sont interpellées pour usage de cannabis (contre 12000 il y a vingt ans) et la répression coûte à l’Etat plus de 500 millions par an, soit 0,4% du PIB.
Top 11 Marijuana Documentaries by Evilpig on May 3, 2010 | 56 Comments This list was written by Hail Mary Jane.com These are by far some of the best marijuana documentaries to date. All of them are eye-opening and most of them make a serious case for the legalization of marijuana and/or medical marijuana. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The next two I couldn’t embed so they are only links. 8. 9. And for the last two I couldn’t find anywhere online to watch, but they are both very good. 10. Waiting to Inhale covers medical marijuana and the life of Robert Randall, the first medical marijuana patient in the United States. Last but not least: 11. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Connecticut Approves Pot Decriminalization Bill In Connecticut, possession of 30 joints or less will be akin to receiving a speeding ticket. sea kay's flickr After much debate over the weekend, the Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation to decriminalize small amounts of pot. And today, after more heated debate, the House gave final legislative approval to the bill. Malloy was quick to assert that this bill did not constitute a tacit approval of smoking pot: "Let me make it clear - we are not legalizing the use of marijuana. Connecticut's laws will now be more in line with Massachusetts and New York: possession of a half-ounce of marijuana or less (they put it at approximately 30 joints) will be akin to receiving a speeding ticket, rather than a criminal offense. There were 9,290 marijuana arrests of people 18 and older in Connecticut in 2009—three-quarters of them for possession of less than a half-ounce of the substance, according to the legislature's Office of Fiscal Analysis.
Legalization advocates criticize ex-DEA chiefs | Local News A national group advocating less-stringent drugs laws is criticizing eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs for their call to nullify new laws in Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use. The New York-based Drug Policy Alliance said in a statement Tuesday that the former administrators have a vested interest in defending policies they promoted for decades but that many Americans are now rejecting. The group's executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, says the ex-officials face the same legacy as agents who enforced alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and early 1930s. The ex-DEA chiefs say federal law banning marijuana use has supremacy over state laws. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs said Tuesday that the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use. U.S. Holder is scheduled to appear Wednesday before a U.S.
Pot smokers enter legal limbo in Washington, Colorado NEW: Seattle police are ordered to only issue verbal warnings for violations of the lawGrowing, selling marijuana will still be prosecuted as a felony, King County prosecutor saysUntil state takes over, the black market will thrive as it meets consumer demands, he saysA federal challenge of state pot legalization could take years to resolve, he says (CNN) -- The crowd at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle began counting down as midnight approached. It wasn't New Year's Day they were anticipating, but the moment that marijuana would become legal in Washington state. As midnight hit, smokers hit their pipes and joints to celebrate. Technically, what they were doing -- smoking marijuana in public -- was still a crime, but police looked the other way. "It's amazing. But a legal haze still engulfed pot smokers Thursday, when possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by adults become legal, though growing and selling it remains a crime. Dr. Workers not protected by pot law
Medicated Mixed Drinks: Canna Punch Cocktail and Keef Kola Kocktail Edibles are nothing new in the pantheon of great ways to ingest cannabis, but just about anyone who has walked into a decent medical marijuana dispensary in the last year could tell you that edibles have gone way beyond simple pot brownies. With medicated cookies, brownies, pixie stixx, olive oil, and breath strips now available for medical marijuana patients, it’s not a big leap to imagine medicated mixed drinks. There are several good brands out there that can provide a consistent buzz with a good taste. Some of my favorites include Dixie Elixirs and Canna Punch, both which have different flavors and different strengths depending on your mood and necessary dose. I recently got to try one of Keef Cola’s Flo Energy drinks and was impressed by the good taste and strong, energetic feeling that was great for a long, active day outside. I’ve tried before that are great for a tasty and efficient adult beverage. Just mix a packet of of this with your favorite anything…