War on drugs


What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

By Shane Smith The Daily Bell November 18, 2017   What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs     Alright, libertarians, you wanted drug legalization, right? Well, with opioids, via loose prescriptions, you got it, and what’s happened? We are in the middle of the worst epidemic of […]

What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide

By Carey Wedler The Anti-Media November 14, 2017   How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide     A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country.   Alexis Bortell developed epilepsy at the age of seven, […]


80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

By Against Crony Capitalism October 5, 2017   80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests     Drugs should be a state level issue. Legal in one state, perhaps illegal in others. This is how our Constitution is supposed to work. Unfortunately the FDR era control freaks in Washington didn’t much care […]

80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

The States Are Revolting Against the War on Drugs

The States Are Revolting Against the War on Drugs

By Mark Thornton Mises Institute May 17, 2017   The States Are Revolting Against the War on Drugs   On the same day that Attorney General Jeff sessions announced that he would attempt to revamp the war on drugs, it came to my attention that potentially more important events regarding the war on drugs were […]


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A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 30, 2017   A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall   Just one week in office, President Trump is already following through on his pledge to address illegal immigration. His January 25th executive order called for the construction of a wall along the entire length of the US-Mexico […]


Tens of Thousands’ Wrongly Convicted Based on Unreliable Drug Tests

Tens of Thousands’ Wrongly Convicted Based on Unreliable Drug Tests

By Against Crony Capitalism July 13, 2016     It is often said that the “War on Drugs” is a war on the American people. Well not me, you might say. I don’t do drugs. Therefore I have little concern for those who do. As for false negatives I guess that’s the price of war. […]


The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

By Mark Thornton Mises.org March 29, 2016   The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic   A heroin epidemic has been spreading across the United States, expanding enormously for the last several years. With it, the number of people dying has also increased dramatically. While politicians offer failed solutions like “securing the borders,” the real […]

The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

Nixon's War on Drugs Began as Strategy to Attack 'Antiwar Left and Black People'

Nixon’s War on Drugs Began as Strategy to Attack ‘Antiwar Left and Black People’

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 23, 2016   Nixon’s War on Drugs Began as Strategy to Attack ‘Antiwar Left and Black People’ Amid new global discussion about ending prohibition, a buried admission by a former presidential aide goes viral     The former top domestic adviser to President Richard Nixon admitted years ago that […]


Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Dresses Down Drug War ‘Bitter-Enders’ 1

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 23, 2015   Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Dresses Down Drug War ‘Bitter-Enders’     It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States government’s war on drugs, and especially its war on marijuana, is being torn down by state and local governments choosing to move in a less punitive […]


Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification

By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute June 23, 2015   Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification   If there ever was a “poster child” for the absurdity of the drug war, the case of Shona Banda must be it. Suffering from an extreme case of Crohn’s disease, the relief she found […]


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The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part II

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com June 1, 2015   The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part II   (Part two. Continued from part one.) CIA cold war and hot war activity was coming to light for the first time and was falling into the crosshairs of Congress and the media.  Anti-communist arguments had been […]


The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part I

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com May 30, 2015   The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part I   When the DEA is seen in a negative light by Americans, it is due almost entirely to the agency’s relatively small relationship to the domestic war on drugs. But, the reason for this agency coming into […]

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