I want to apologize for the truly excessive number of marijuana posts recently. This has been quite a week and month for drug law reform, and as I’ve found myself with lots more free time than I’m used to having, I’ve been ramping up my volunteer time with some local organizations. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m leading the monthly Cannabis Defense Coalition public meetings (next one is Monday, May 2 at 7pm). I’ve also recently agreed to play a bigger role with Sensible Washington, helping them out with both media relations and tech stuff. Between that and the Gregoire veto threat, for the first time in about two months, I have no idea what the hell is happening in Libya right now (although I’m having lunch with my Libyan friend tomorrow).
I’m hoping things get back to normal here soon, but I also wanted to throw in my two cents on Carl’s post from yesterday. First and foremost, I’d like to see more writers here. I’ve privately recommended adding some new front-pagers. I’ve done that in part because I realize that I’m easily the biggest culprit in the lack of topic diversity. And as awesome as Darryl and Carl are, we’re all greatly limited in the amount of time we can devote to posting. The best way to overcome that is to have more people posting here. And I think we have a couple of people in our online community who would be amazing additions to the blog.
In the meantime, there are a number of stories that I’m hoping to catch up on this week. There’s the DOJ attack on online poker, the inexcusable treatment of Bradley Manning, the uprising in Syria, the tension between Israel and the new leadership in Egypt, and perhaps scariest of all, the fact that Donald Trump is both insane and leading the 2012 GOP field. What else has been happening while I’ve been knee-deep in pot news?