Writers on this page and elsewhere long have exposed the U.S. War on Drugs for what it is: a fraud that has killed or destroyed many more people than ever have been injured or killed by illegal drugs themselves.
Ron Paul defends his legislation to decriminalize Marijuana
[must be election time] The US should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance.
[well duh] An unlikely coalition of corrupt Afghan officials, timorous Europeans, blinkered Pentagon officers and the Taliban has made poppy cultivation stubbornly resistant to eradication.
In this video, a Homeland Security agent at an internal suspicionless checkpoint located along I-8 in Southern California, detains & assaults a passenger of a vehicle absent reasonable suspicion for videotaping the encounter & failing to identify him
Martin Martinez at Lifevine's office after the Seattle Police Department searched the premises, knocked a wall down, and unlawfully took 12 ounces of legal medical marijuana.
Mexico City police are investigating classified advertisements posted on the Internet by people offering their services as hired killers for as little as $6,000.
We've got pot growing out of our skin? Essentially, yes. The skin has joined the growing club of organs that is known to produce "endocannabinoids" — the body's own reefer. The biggest producer of endogenous pot is the brain. [buste
ig Pharma is busily applying for -- and has already received -- multiple patents for the medical properties of pot. These include patents for synthetic pot derivatives, cannabinoid agonists like HU-210 and cannabis antagonists such as Rimonabant.
The suspicionless warrantless checkpoint seizure & drug dog search depicted in the photo above took place on May 16, 2008. The only crime committed by the individual receiving extra special attention from armed federal agents was that of driving alon
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating after patrol car video shows an officer choking a suspect. The officer has both hands around the neck of the suspect and is telling him to "stick your tongue out." The suspect then pass
"Some of the world's biggest drug-producing regions are out of control of the central government," [UN bureaucrat] Costa said. Wherever security slows down or thwarts efforts to distribute incentives, "cultivation gets out of contr
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A sharp increase in drugs and cellphones found inside a Brazilian prison mystified officials -- until guards spotted some distressed pigeons struggling to stay airborne.
Senator Ted Kennedy is putting forward a brave face following his recent surgery but the sad reality remains. Even with successful surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatment, gliomas -- a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that strikes approx
Despite initial voter approval of Mendocino County, California's Measure B on June 5th, the official vote tally may not be known until the end of June due to uncounted absentee and provisional ballots.
An analysis of autopsies in 2007 released this week by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission found that the rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs was three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined.
Should medical marijuana be kept from minors at all costs? Why is it that pharmacists can dispense amphetamines without getting busted, but legal operators who dispense medical marijuana face prison time? Why do armed federal agents persist in raidin
Bob Barr, formerly the War on Drugs loving, Wiccan mocking, Clinton impeaching Republican is the presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party. Now, you may be asking how this happened and my answer is simple: "The libertarians won."
As New Jersey legislators push for sentencing reforms of some mandatory minimum drug offense sentences, a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance finds that the state is spending more than $330 million a year to lock up nonviolent drug offenders.
The  men had smoked at least five marijuana cigarettes daily for on average 20 years. The researchers acknowledged that the study did not prove it was the marijuana and not some other factor that triggered these differences.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A gang of police impersonators abducted and tortured cocaine traffickers, forcing them to hand over multimillion-dollar stashes by holding their families hostage or threatening to squeeze their testicles with pliers,
Voters here took the state's official permissiveness on marijuana to new heights in 2000, allowing residents to grow up to 25 pot plants for medical, recreational or personal use.
[thanks for all the publicity] The bottle-top slogan of a brewer with a head for business in Weed, Calif., draws a warning from U.S. drug watchdogs. All he's pushing is a respectable local enterprise, backers say.
The owner of six Southern California medical marijuana dispensaries, including one store linked to an accident that killed a motorist and paralyzed an officer, are facing federal drug and money laundering charges. Virgil Grant III, 41, and his wif
The businessman was meeting with clients for lunch at Mimi’s Café when he noticed the woman. Sitting a few tables over with her 4-year-old boy, she seemed groggy — yet she was drinking a mimosa. It got worse. The woman ordered a glass of white wine,
Two Modesto men are facing mandatory 20-year prison sentences after being convicted of running a medical-marijuana operation that federal prosecutors labeled a criminal enterprise, authorities [proudly] said today.
"The poor guy," Spinella said. "They ripped the catheter off his person. They assaulted the guy. He's got major problems as a result of this. He's a mess now." The police didn't have search warrants, Spinella said.
The first time they found one, authorities dubbed it "Big Foot." They had heard rumors that such things existed, but nobody had actually seen one.
This week's massive bust at SD State highlights the rise in university cooperation with law enforcement. The incident also highlights the need for university officials and police to broaden their response capabilities to meet the growing challeng
"Cigarette Taxes Are Fueling Organized Crime," discusses the damage inflicted on society by high cigarette taxes, which often cause consumers to turn to the black market. The amount of criminal activity related to cigarette taxes is stagger