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Tobacco, Pot, and the Public Interest — WorldCanvass Event Video

On February 3, 2015, Joan Kjaer and her WorldCanvass guests discussed the the complicated and controversial issues surrounding the legality and use of tobacco and marijuana with a special focus on the tension between personal liberty and the public good. Below are videos from the event. If you have any questions, please contact joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu or visit the […]

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Webcast: Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:30-3:00 p.m. (eastern time) FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/kswsqbj Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. (eastern time)  FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/lc3nfga Faculty: William Dressel, President, The National Judicial College Elaine Nugent-Borakove, President, The Justice Management Institute Tim Murray, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association Audience: Judges, attorneys, […]

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“The War on Weed” – Vanguard Documentary (Video)

Summary. In “The War on Weed,” Christof Putzel travels coast to coast to investigate the bizarre range of marijuana laws and enforcement in America. In California, legalized medical marijuana has led to something of a free for all and the Feds are cracking down. In Colorado, medical marijuana is protected by the state constitution and […]

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Satirical Documentary About the War on Drugs to be Released Globally on 26 June 2013: “How to Make Money Selling Drugs”

Summary. “How to Make Money Selling Drugs” is a documentary directed by Matthew Cooke that offers a critical examination of the War on Drugs. In some respects, the message is a reiteration of what’s already been said about the Drug War, by offering statistics on rising incarceration rates and calling for reforms of drug laws. […]

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