President Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for drug-related crimes.This is both cruel and stupid.It’s cruel because Session’s 5,000 prosecutors must now push for long jail sentences even for people who pose no violent Continue reading Jeff Sessions is Cruel and Stupid: Never Learning Results of Prohibition
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens Continue reading Frontline Examines What Happens When Addiction is Treated Like a Public Health Crisis, Not a Crime
Mexico had the second-highest number of murders last year among countries considered in “armed conflict,” more than Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report published on Tuesday that dealt a blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s efforts to end a Continue reading Number Killed In Mexican Drug War, More That Afghanistan or Iraq 2016
Among more than 200 new medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2001 and 2010, nearly one-third were affected by a post-market safety event, according to a new study. Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators Continue reading FDA Drug Approval Too Cumbersome, Expensive and Can’t Detect Problems
The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature. They exploit it, and they cultivate it. Whether they compose a warfare state or a welfare state, they depend Continue reading Foundation of Every Government’s Power is FEAR
The national discussion on prohibition has centered almost exclusively on pot, and whether states will or should be allowed to proceed with legalization. Largely forgotten is federal legislation that incentivizes states to make it illegal for young adults – those aged 18, Continue reading What Determines Good Alcohol Drinking Age?
Canada has taken a major step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation that would allow adults to possess, share and purchase marijuana, while also strengthening penalties for those who give or sell the Continue reading Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017