What's Next for Weed? A Panel Discussion at Reason's DC HQ on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.


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Join Reason and America's Future Foundation on Tuesday, April 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion about the war on drugs, featuring Reason Associate Editor Mike Riggs and the American Spectator's Matthew Walther.

  • What: What's Next for Weed? A discussion about the war on drugs.
  • When: Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. (the panel discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m.)
  • Where: Reason's DC HQ at 1747 Connecticut Ave. NW, just North of Dupont Circle

Go here for more information and to RSVP. 

Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served.

Read Mike Riggs on the drug war. 

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  1. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served.

    Who’s bringing the weed?

  2. A link to those privacy arsonists at Facebook? Eff yourself reason.

  3. When: Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (the panel discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m.)

    Someone’s already planning to be 15 minutes late? No one wants to hear from a baked panel.

    1. ‘heads need to know that they can attend a cannijuana panel at the venerable Brookings Institution on the day before this event. The panel will include Washington State’s “Pot Czar,” the corpulent, cromulent, crypto-ENT Mark Kleiman. He will twizzle his beard fur around his index finger and instruct you–YOU–how to consume your ganja. Bring Your Own (expired) Eggs and Tomatoes.

      Marijuana Legalization: Are There Alternatives to State-Federal Conflict?

      April 15, 2013

      2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

      Brookings Institution

      Washington, DC

  4. is it just me or is a ridiculously inordinate amount of time being spent on weed, gay marriage, and plan-B?

    1. They are good stories for getting linked to HuffPo, etc. Clicks mean $$$.

    2. Sex, drugs and rock n roll. The 70s are back.

      1. If so, then your ass is wearing the powder blue polyester leisure suit, buddy, but not this kid.

        1. Fine, fine – you can have the lime green one. Oh, and the avocado colored appliances.

  5. Looks like there is going to be some cute chicks there.

  6. I’m waiting for a Gillespie article about how we need to “respect” and “understand” pot legalization opponents…just like how we are supposed to “respect and understand” the left and gun control asshats.

    Like here: https://reason.com/blog/2013/04…..tarians-ha

    and here: https://reason.com/archives/201…..sandy-hook

    1. I understand them just fine. They’re dicks. And I don’t respect that.

      1. Boom.

    2. Well, I don’t know about respect, but if you don’t understand your political opponents, you are going to have a hard time arguing against them. Or even knowing if they are actually your opponents.

  7. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served.

    Stay away from the brownies if you’re driving.

    nyuk nyuk nyuk

    1. I think the best we can hope for is that you don’t hog the entire platter for yourself. Bogart.

  8. Tulpa’s mini-me has a sore butt. Again Still.

  9. Funny, do you ever hear or see Gillepsie or other Reasonoids articulating true libertarian principles when it comes to scum like soldiers, cops, FBI agents, ATF agents and other parasites who violate the NAP upon a daily basis?

    1. Let’s be fair. They’re publishing under their real names. Openly criticizing the police in the press is even more dangerous to one and one’s family than publishing a fucking Mohammad cartoon.

      1. Okay, let’s be fair. Will Grigg openly criticizes such slime and routinely exposes their violence and parasitism.

        IOW, guys like Will Grigg walk the walk far more than the Gillepsies of the world.

        1. Who is he? I’ve never heard of him, link?

          1. Me either. Is he a proglotard?

          2. His blog is Pro Libertate.

            He is also featured at LewRockwell.com.

            1. So it sounds like you’re saying you hate Nick Gillespie because he doesn’t hate cops enough.

              1. So, have you always had trouble with reading comprehension?

                Did I asseverate that I hate Nick?

                Is it really so hard to be accurate?

            2. So, ProL’s real name is Will Grigg, and all this time, we didn’t know?

              1. I though his real name was Mr. Ur Kobold!?

            3. Ah, I see the mistake – this is “Reason” not LewRockwell.com.

            4. Just started reading through his blog. He beats the shit out of Barton Hinkle any day.

              1. Yes, he does.

                There is not one reason scribe who can touch him.

    2. You have to pick your battles. Especially if you care at all about practical politics. Calling soldiers and police murderers and parasites may be accurate, but it’s not going to convince anyone who doesn’t already think that to give more of a look to libertarianism or anarchism.

      I don’t care personally. I try to say what I think. But if you are trying to run a magazine, you probably want to reach some people beyond the true believers.

  10. Based on the lengths to which the federal government was willing to go to bring the Hakkens back for “kidnapping” their own children; that is, defying a state government order, how dumb do you have to be to believe they will ever even reclassify marijuana, much less legalize it?

  11. Here’s the new conversation:

    All illegal drugs are bad, Mmkay? Why do you think they’re illegal, duh!

    1. I suspect they will concentrate on the “smoking” angle.

      It is hard to argue about THC being eeeevul, but they can get a visceral agreement from people who dislike smoke.

      1. What about people who bake it into cookies, or who use those vaporizer thingies?

        They are going to lose that angle. No, they will just continue to say things like ‘Well, we already have enough trouble with alcohol abuse, we can’t afford the effects of another legal drug’.

        They’ve lost this one, but they will continue to live in denial. Then they will just try to attack the mj users through the Obamacare machine. A penaltax for users.

  12. who use those vaporizer thingies?

    Does dope work in e-cigs?

    Serious question; I have no idea.

    1. No, they don’t get hot enough. I’m not sure if THC could be suspended in glycerin like nicotine so they they could work.

    2. They have vaporizer things now that are basically like e-cigs, but more medium cigar sized.

  13. Ah.


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