From Ethan Russo: CBD & Schizophrenia

An important paper that should have been out years ago. [Sent with the pdf to “Cannabidiol enhances anandamide signaling and alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia” by FM Leweke and Daniele Piomelli et al.]


From Todd McCormick in Barcelona

Sometimes a photo is worth a thousand words: picture link



From Jay Bergstrom: Law Journal Treats “the issue” Seriously

The intriguing table of contents and a link to the law review published by the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (volume 15 fall 2011 number 1).

  • A decade after drug decriminalization: what can the United States learn from the Portuguese model? by Jordan Blair Woods
  • The politics of exclusion in California’s marijuana reform movement by Brooke Mascagni
  • The kingpin act vs. California’s compassionate use act: the dubious battle between state and federal drug laws by Sumeet H. Chugani and Xingjian Zhao
  • Again and again we suffer: the poor and the endurance of the “war on drugs” by Brian Gilmore
  • Rise of the pills Ken Lammers, Jr.
  • What would it look like if we cared about narcotics trafficking? An argument to attack narcotics capital rather than labor by Mark Osler
  • Breaking free from insanity: a white-collar crime approach to drug war policy
Thanks, Jay.  It’s always promising to see quotation marks used around the term “war on drugs,” the way Brian Gilmore does.  It’s always been a war on certain people who use certain drugs. And it certainly hasn’t been a  “failure,” given the real goals of the perpetrators. (See O’Shaughnessy’s editorial on the subject.)