San Bernardino Superior Court has been the site of many interesting drug cases, but that's not what this page is really about.

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Larry Elder

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Some interesting drug cases take place in courts around the country. In Wisconsin, the biggest just might be Milwaukee and there are others:
Milwaukee Municipal Court
Walworth Circuit Court
Marathon Circuit Court

Fond du Lac Court

Racine Court

Jesse Ventura
"If someone wants to use marijuana or LSD in the privacy of their own home, it ought to be none of the government's
business." Simple as that. The drug war has failed, says Ventura, and besides, people have to be responsible for making their own decisions in life, even if those decisions turn out to be idiotic.
Ventura is not "in favor" of drugs, or "pro-drug" as the drug war establishment insists on labeling reformers. "I don't condone the use or abuse of drugs" he told Blitzer, "but I also understand privacy." Which, as has been borne out by recent (and not so recent) events, differentiates him from many in the nation's capitol.
-excerpted from article by Adam J. Smith of DRCNet

Albert Einstein ,My First Impression of the U.S.A., 1921
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."

Raymond Kendall , Secretary General of INTERPOL, January 1994
"Western governments ... will lose the war against dealers unless efforts are switched to prevention and therapy... All penalties for drug users should be dropped ... Making drug abuse a crime is useless and even dangerous ... Every year we seize more and more drugs and arrest more and more dealers but at the same time the quantity available in our countries still increases... Police are losing the drug battle worldwide."

Sir Paul McCartney
"I support decriminalization. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them criminal is wrong."


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