The War on Drugs

Topics concerning the war on drugs in general (i.e. not cannabis-specific)

Do Americans need one more bad habit?

This is an argument that prohibitionists often use on message boards, news article comments, and other forums where cannabis policy is debated by the public. However, the question is fundamentally… Read more >

Michele Leonhart quits top DEA job

According to the New York Times, Attorney General Anthony Holder has announced that Michele M. Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has elected to retire. Leonhart has been… Read more >

Going global: UN treaties on cannabis and drugs need work

Cannabis re-legalization and a more humanitarian and evidence-based drugs policy are both impeded by current UN treaties. This article examines the relationship between the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the… Read more >

Flattening the punishment gradient

methamphetimine

Local Alcohol-Prohibition Laws May Lead to Less Liquor, But More Meth, Economists Say This interesting article appeared in the Wall Street Journal this week-end. Apparently, meth amphetamine laboratories are more… Read more >

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