From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff Up” File

Drug smuggling edition.

Marijuana Legalization’s Inevitability

It’s seemingly just a matter of time before recreational use is allowed throughout the United States.

Virginia Legalizes Marijuana

My home state has become the first in the South to join the trend.

Biden Staffers Fired for Marijuana Use?

Credulous reports notwithstanding, there’s more to the story.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Looking to One Sentence about the Tariffs on Mexico

Either Trump doesn’t understand what he is talking about, or he thinks his supporters are dumb.

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Psychadelic Mushrooms

In a first of its kind move, voters in Denver have voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

Marijuana Legalization Becoming Consensus Issue Among 2020 Democratic Candidates

Democratic candidates for President are quickly voicing support for marijuana legalization.

Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Push For Pot Legalization In 2019

New York State seems likely to join the list of states where marijuana has been legalized sometime next year.

Mexican Supreme Court Paves The Way For Marijuana Legalization

Last week, the Mexican Supreme Court pushed that country further down the road toward legalization of marijuana for all purposes.

Election Day Was A Good Day For Marijuana Legalization

On Tuesday, Michigan joined the ranks of the states where marijuana is legal and several other states legalized it for medical purposes.

Support For Marijuana Legalization Hits Another High Ahead Of Midterms

Just over a week before two states will be voting on referendums to legalize recreational marijuana, a new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans support legalization.

Three Pounds of Marijuana, Eight Years in Jail

Another drug war example.

Drug War Insanity

Scenes from the war on drugs.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect In Canada

Marijuana is now legal in Canada, and many people are watching the country to see how it adjusts to this change.

Marijuana Legalization Continues To Move Forward

In November, Michigan voters will be able to make their state the tenth state to legalize marijuana. This is just the latest step in what seems to be an irreversible trend.

Canada Is One Step Closer To Marijuana Legalization

Pending the mere formality of approval by the Governor-General, Canada will soon become the largest nation in the world where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

Chuck Schumer Introduces Measure To Decriminalize Marijuana

The highest ranking Democrat in the Senate has introduced a bill that would effectively decriminalize marijuana nationwide and leave it up to each state to decide how far they wish to go with regard to cannabis regulation. It’s a huge step in the right direction.

John Boehner Backs Marijuana Legalization

John Boehner is now pro-weed. The world just keeps getting weirder, man.

Tough Talk on Drugs is Empty Talk

President Trump is not being bold on drugs. Instead, he is just recycling old, failed idea.

Illegal Drugs Illegal Drugs

Norway Poised To Decriminalize All Illegal Drugs

Norway is poised to make some big changes to its drug laws.

California, Two Other States, Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The fight for marijuana legalization advances in California.

California, Four Other States, Set To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

If polls are any indication, voters are set to legalize marijuana in five more states on Tuesday.

California Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Californians are set to vote on marijuana legalization in November and, this time, it looks like it will pass.

Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Legal Pot In Colorado

The Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana.

Bernie Sanders Wants To End The Federal Marijuana Ban, Conservatives Should Support Him

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to let states decide how to regulate marijuana, or to not regulate it at all if they choose. Intellectually honest conservatives should support his effort.

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employee Can Be Fired For Smoking Pot At Home

Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but it’s illegal under Federal Law. Because of that, the Colorado Supreme Court dismissed a claim by resident who was fired when he tested positive for pot.

Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot In Oregon, Alaska, And Washington, D.C.

Two states and the nation’s capital could have legal marijuana after Tuesday’s elections.

Speaker Boehner To File Lawsuit Against Obama Over Executive Actions

A clash over Separation Of Power and the Imperial Presidency, coming soon to a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.

House Votes To Protect States That Legalize Marijuana From Federal Raids

A victory for Federalism and sanity in the War On Drugs.

The Conservative Case For Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is an issue that unites people across the political aisle.

The Drug Warrior’s False Choice

The false choice that is rampant in drug warrior thinking is the main problem when it comes to good policy.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Requiring Drug Tests For Welfare Benefits

From Florida, a small victory for Fourth Amendment rights.

The Self-Made Nature of the US’ Immigration Problem

Unfortunately, our immigration debate is just plain dumb.

Jon Huntsman: Marriage Equality Is A Conservative Cause

Once again, Utah’s former Governor is making sense.

Latin American Leaders Question War On Drugs In U.N. Speeches

Our War On Drugs is having a disastrous impact on our neighbors to the south, and they’re starting to notice.

Mitt Romney Vows To Continue The Same Failed War On Drugs Obama Is Fighting

When it comes to issues like medical marijuana, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are reading from the same playbook.

N.Y. Governor Cuomo Proposes Marijuana Decriminalization

New York’s Governor is proposing a change in the law that could spare thousands of people a year from an unnecessary trip through the legal system.

Yes, Barack Obama Inhaled. So What?

A new book about the President details his marijuana use in High School and at Occidental College.

A Crack in the Logic of the Drug War Coalition?

Well, maybe a tiny one.

New Orleans Saints Slammed in Bounty Scandal

The NFL fined the team two draft picks and suspended the head coach a full year and the GM 8 games.

The First GOP Debate: Clash Of The Pygmies

Last night’s Presidential Debate in South Carolina was interesting, but, in the end, not very important.

Recommended Reading on the Drug War

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