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Reminder — Legalize Everything: The Party is this Thursday in Toronto!

Graham F. Scott

So, in case you haven’t already been bombarded with reminders, emails, tweets, facebook messages, and posters about our party on Thursday, here’s one last plug! Our Legalize Everything! party this Thursday, November 19, promises to be a great time, complete with prizes, poets, pirates, and more. Hear some winners of the 2009 Great Canadian Literary […] More »

Legalization Week's belated big finish: "Free speech for all. Even douchebags."

Graham F. Scott

So our website bit the big one on Friday morning, which kind of cramped our plans for Legalization Week’s big finish. Everything seems to be working again, our apologies for the interruption. Without further ado, here it is, the call for legalization that I think might be the most controversial in the issue: Laura Kusisto […] More »

Today in Legalization: quitting our addiction to failure in the War on Drugs

Graham F. Scott

Our (totally made up, unofficial) Legalization Week continues today with Katie Addleman’s exploration of the drug trade, and the catastrophic effect prohibition has had on law enforcement, gang violence, addicts’ health, and community safety: Ounce for ounce, marijuana is worth more than gold, and heroin more than uranium. Yet it’s only as a direct result […] More »

Legalization Week continues with rockstars, pirates, lots of lawyers

Graham F. Scott

For day two of what we’ve dubbed “Legalization Week” here, Jordan Heath Rawlings writes about a plan from the Songwriters Association of Canada that would throw open the file-sharing doors to every Canadian and find new ways to help musicians make a living from their creativity. It’s just one of many proposals that have been […] More »