March 18, 2013–Every day new scientific studies come across my desk warning of harms marijuana poses to users. That’s why it is particularly frustrating to see leading legalization organizations insist that marijuana is fundamentally harmless. A case in point is Ethan Nadelmann’s Drug Policy Alliance, the organization that takes credit for persuading states to legalize pot for medical and now recreational use. On its website, the Alliance features prominently 10 Facts About Marijuana, but science gives the lie to these so-called facts. Read more in our new article on the Huffington Post.
Index and News
Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Marijuana Use and Sales among School Children, March 14, 2012Read here.
Two Initiative Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use Make It to the Ballot, March 7, 2012Read here.
If this is how MEDICAL marijuana is sold, how will LEGAL marijuana be sold?, February 28, 2010Read here.
More Reasons We Need Strict Provisions to Protect Children if States Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, February 21, 2012Read here.
5th Marijuana Legalization Initiative Filed with California Secretary of State, February 15, 2012Read here.
Marijuana Use and Driving Nearly Doubles Risk of Car Crashes Resulting in Serious Injuries or Fatalities, February 10, 2012Read here.
Commerce Trumps Age Limits, January 30, 2012Read here.
Make that Seven States . . . January 19, 2012. Read here.
Proposed 2012 Ballot Initiatives to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use Floated in Six States January 17, 2012. Read here.
And Now There Are Four. . . December 16, 2011. Read here.
Now Three Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Are Proposed for California in 2012 October 10, 2011. Read here.
Second Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use Underway in California August 29, 2011. Read here.
But What about the Children? 12 Ways to Prevent a Legal Marijuana Industry from Targeting Youth
August 18, 2011. Read here.
Global Commission on Drugs Sings Same Old Flawed Song June 4, 2011. Read here.
First 2012 Measure to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use Filed in California May 25, 2011. Read here.
Marijuana Use Does Kill People March 23, 2011. Read here.
An Open Letter to the Washington Legislature March 14, 2011. Read here.
Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use Introduced in Washington State Legislature March 4, 2011. Read here.Radio Interview
January 26--Christopher Springmann interviews National Families in Action’s (NFIA) President and CEO, Sue Rusche, on his radio show, Life, Love, and Health. They discuss NFIA’s But What about the Children? Campaign, which asks lawmakers to include in any law that legalizes marijuana 12 provisions to protect children.
Marijuana Use Linked to Testicular Cancer January 19, 2011. Read here.
One Impact of Legalizing Marijuana as Medicine December 16, 2010. Read here.
Commentary November 9, 2010. Read here.
How Many Teenagers Become Addicted to Cigarettes. November 5, 2010. Read here.
Campaign Stump Speech October 29, 2010. Read here.
Why This Campaign? September 17, 2010. Read here.