End the War on Drugs: A Handbook

An increasing number of lawmakers will admit that the Drug War is a failure. Even the president said this Administration would focus on the public health aspect of drug control rather than criminalization. Gil Kerlikowske, the White House Drug Czar, admitted a while back that the “War” needed to end. But, as they’ve proven again and again, […]

White House Drug Czar Speaks Out Against State Marijuana Laws

While the nation waits to see how U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will address the changing marijuana laws, White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske made it clear that, in his mind, nothing has changed and marijuana is still both dangerous and illegal. According to McClatchy Newspapers, Kerlikowske was in Baltimore this week to announce the […]

The Morality of Marijuana Laws

There is hardly a shortage of opinions on marijuana these days. You don’t have to look far to see a mainstream news source publishing news stories and opinion pieces on the changing marijuana tides. But a Washington Post op-ed and a response to it in The Atlantic recently brought up some interesting points. In writing […]

Former DEA-Heads Say Holder Should Sue States Over Marijuana

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continues to say that the Department of Justice is looking at all their options in how they will handle pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, ex-DEA chiefs are calling on him to act quickly or risk marijuana chaos in those states and more to come.

Modern Prohibition Era Raids Continue

Years from now, these cannabis raid stories will seem as strange as we view the era of alcohol prohibition now. But until then the real cost and tragedy continues – in money spent, in crime, and in lives. Nearly one ton of cannabis, estimated at a street value of almost $3 million, was confiscated by […]

Most Americans See Failure of Drug War

Just when you think we are the minority—recognizing the futility of the Drug War in the United States– your fellow Americans surprise you. According to a new Rasmussen poll, 82 percent of Americans believe we are losing the War on Drugs. With billions of dollars and thousands of lives being sacrificed each year in this […]

State Marijuana Legalizations Cut Profits to Mexican Drug Cartels

When citizens in Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, the primary reasoning was local and small-scale. Legalization would allow responsible adults to choose for themselves whether or not to indulge in the plant, gain tax money for the state, and save local law enforcement budgets for more important public safety concerns than busting harmless pot […]

Oregon: Vote YES on Measure 80

A vote for Measure 80 (the act known as the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012) is a vote for civil liberties and for individual rights. While some people would have you believe it’s a vote for mayhem and a cause for serious concern, the opposite is true. A historically safe substance, marijuana could provide millions […]

Woody Harrelson Questions Drug Wars Vs. Personal Freedom

Cannabis Prohibition Turned 75 Yesterday, What Has It Gotten US?

Happy birthday Cannabis Prohibition, it turned seventy five Aug. 2. Following in the footsteps of the failed Alcohol Prohibition experiment of the 1920s, it continues to limit individual rights and cause citizens to participate in illegal activities.