Thursday, July 28, 2011

Obama's Drug Policy: Yet Another Broken Promise

[i] Katharine Q. Seelye, “Barack Obama, asked about drug history, admits he inhaled - Americas - International Herald Tribune,” New York Times, October 24, 2006,
[ii] “The ‘war on drugs’ is over,” L.A. Times, May 16, 2009,
[iii] “State by State Laws,” National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML),, accessed on July 28, 2011
[iv] John Hoeffel, “Federal government says marijuana has no accepted medical use,” L.A. Times, July 8, 2011,
[v] Global Commission on Drug Policy, “Global Commission on Drug Policy Report,” page 14
[vi] “Controlled Substances Schedules,” Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control,, Accessed on July 28, 2011
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Chris Roberts, “Medical Marijuana: Justice Department Says It's Illegal And the Feds Will Arrest You“ San Francisco Weekly, July 1st, 2011,
[ix] “Police bust medical marijuana dispensaries in Kent,” My Northwest, July 6, 2011,
[x] José Meriño, “Nexos: Army’s Presence Equals More Homicides in Mexico (Revisited),” Insight Crime, June 5, 2011,
[xi] Global Commission on Drug Policy, “Context,”

[xii] “U.S., Mexican governments reject report calling for drug legalization”, L.A. Times, June 3, 2011,


[xiv] Laura Carlsen, “Javier Sicilia: ‘The United States Imposed This War on Us, It Should Change the Strategy”, CIP Americas, June 7, 2011,

[xv] Alto a las Armas, Alianza
[xvi] Katie Soltis, “Mexican Drug Violence Fueled by U.S. Guns,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs, June 27, 2011,
[xvii] Charlie Savage, “New Reporting Rules on Multiple Sales of Guns Near Border,” New York Times, July 11, 2011,
[xviii] Ibid.
[xix] “Who We Are,” Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,
[xx] “Kerlikowske: Anti-pot laws are positive,” Seattle Pi, June 22, 2011,

[xxi] “Race and Prison,” Drug War Facts,, Accessed on July 28, 2011 and
Ariana Huffington, “AWOL in the real drug war,” L.A. Times, March 24, 2007,

[xxii] Obama on Twitter,, accessed on July 6th, 2011
[xxiii] Andrew Belonsky, “Obama Ignores Marijuana in Twitter Town Hall,” Death + Taxes Magazine, July 7, 2011,
[xxiv] “Report: Congress to Consider End of Marijuana Ban,” Consumer Affairs, June 23, 2011,
[xxv] “Marijuana Bill Officially Introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank,” June 23, 2011,
[xxvi] Sylvia Longmire, “Legalizing Marijuana Won’t Kill the Cartels,” New York Times, June 18, 2011,
[xxvii] “Ron Paul Bill Would End Federal War on Marijuana,” The Atlantic, June 23, 2011,
[xxviii] “Mitt Romney on Drugs,” On The Issues, July 20, 2007,

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