Is it possible that the move against pseudoephedrine and in favor of useless phenylephrine was really a form of protectionism in disguise? That it was really about rewarding a well-connected company at the expense of competition?
Americans consume about 31 million pounds of marijuana every year at an estimated retail cost of $3,570 per pound. That adds up to an expenditure of $113 billion annually, all of it going into an illicit economy untaxed by the federal government.
Is it about marijuana seeds, political dissidence, or national sovereignty? Should Marc Emery be extradited to the USA or should he serve time in Canada -- and can Canadians do anything about it? Did he even violate any laws?Entered By: Powell Gammill
A Christmas stocking full of stories, history, links, poll figures, corruption all concerning the Failed War on Drugs.
Though Los Angeles had been hit hard by the “crack epidemic” and the L.A. Times had devoted front-page space to trash Webb’s contra-cocaine reporting in 1996, the newspaper never ran a story detailing the CIA inspector general’s 1998 findings, which
After Thirty-Five Years and $500 Billion, Drugs Are as Cheap and Plentiful as Ever: An Anatomy of a Failure.
The return of marijuana plants to a Colorado couple is being interpreted by some as a milestone in the debate over medical marijuana.
"Drop the Ice Breakers and step away from the car." Cops and judges attack Hershey's for the confusion between breath mints and crack cocaine. Are readers fooled by candy?
For 36 years, American taxpayers shelled out $70 billion annually to stop drugs from crossing over our borders. Result? Drugs remain more abundant and cheaper than in 1970. The War on Drugs proves a bust. What to do? Legalize, regulate, tax and pr
Ron Paul is asked what his opinion was on medical marijuana by Clayton Holton, a medical patient who asked Romney and Rudy the same question a few months ago. Rudy ignored him and Romney said he would arrest him for using medical marijuana
[and take away the gravy train!] Decriminalizing so-called ‘victimless’ crimes, particularly related to drug use, can reduce the US prison population without adversely affecting public safety, according to a study by a criminal-justice think tank.
"I've served here in my state as a law enforcement officer for going on 9 years now, and after nine years working the street, I've come to the conclusion that the War on Drugs is a terrible failure..." (Bradley Jardis told me he wil
A compound found in cannabis may stop breast cancer spreading throughout the body, US scientists believe.
It also calls for U.S. officials to help develop "substantive legislation on forfeiting assets that have been used to commit crimes or which are the proceeds of crime."
The November Edition/Carnival of the Failed War on Drugs has LOTS of links to stories of interest from around the web. Special thanks to Stop the Drug War for answering our call for links to reference material for this edition.
Here's a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.
Blackwater Worldwide is one of five military contractors competing for as much as $15 billion over five years to help fight a narcotics trade that the government says finances terrorist groups.
Federal regulations, which supercede local ordinances, prescribe heavy penalties—even death—for dealers of illegal drugs, including marijuana. The federal penalty for possession of a miniscule amount is punishable by a year in prison and $1,000.
When Gary Ross was ordered to take a drug test at his new job, he had no doubt the results would come back positive for marijuana. But along with his urine sample, Ross submitted a doctor's recommendation that he smoke pot to alleviate back pain
Police are hopeful a handheld device an Arizona company says can detect methamphetamine with the click of a button will provide them with a new investigative tool, but some lawyers already are raising concerns. The meth scanner is being evaluated
Ronnie Naulls never saw it coming. The church-going businessman, husband, and father of 3 young girls knew he was taking a risk when he opened a medical marijuana dispensary east of LA. But when they did come down on him, it was far worse than he eve
Drew Carey won't tout toking up, but he defends the use of medical marijuana in a video on Reason.tv. "Smell that smell," the 49-year-old comedian says as he walks into a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary. "That's the s
Who are these self-righteous politicians to tell someone what they can or cannot put in their own body? These are the same slimy, hypocritical politicians who used drugs when they were young, who tax and regulate us to death. How dare they presume to
After spending $1 trillion dollars in the last 40 years, the Drug War remains a waste of money, time, energy and lives. It fills our prisons with pot smokers! Big deal! Have you ever seen a pot smoker say or do anything more than, "Wow, far ou
Should drugs like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine be legal? Watch the fireworks as Ethan Nadelmann, author of Think Again: Drugs and of the Drug Policy Alliance clashes with David Murray, chief scientist at the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Pol
Ecuador wants a swap: the U.S. base at Manta for a base in Miami. Ecuador wants a military base in Miami? If you're an anti-drug warrior, the news is encouraging. Is the base necessary for U.S. defense? Or is it another outpost in the U.S.'s
A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, called the plan "a quantum leap forward, partly because Mexico is willing to take that risk to build a new relationship."
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - Page updated at 02:02 AM E-mail article Print view Share: Digg Newsvine Contractors may train Mexican drug forces By The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Mexican governments are e
The White House pledged $1.4 billion to aid Mexico's crackdown on drug-related crime that has spread across the border into the USA. The package includes training for troops, surveillance planes, helicopters and X-ray machines.
(Seems if Blackwater leaves Iraq, here's more employment) The US and Mexican governments are expected Monday to announce an anti-drug package that will probably involve hiring private US military contractors to train Mexican troops