When one looks at many other important public policy debates in this country, at some point the courts can and must step in to render a decision that changes the entire debate, and corrects an injustice with the stroke of a pen. In our system of government, the courts have co-equal standing with the legislative and the executive branch, and can overrule an offensive or unfair policy based on Constitutional principles. Perhaps the most important example of these modern decisions was Brown v. Board of Education, in 1954, in which […]
Marijuana Legalization Has Researchers Wondering If Traffic Deaths Will Rise
Why are they wondering? Because there’s no clear evidence that it’s going to happen and that’s frustrating them.
It’s not, however, stopping them from speculating…
What worries highway safety experts are cases like that of New York teenager Joseph Beer, who in October 2012 smoked […]
Without disclosing DuPont’s financial interest in the drug testing industry, the Washington Post published this piece of trash: Pot is becoming legal in more places, but we should drug test employees anyway by Robert L. DuPont.
Meanwhile, marijuana advocates are targeting drug-testing policies of major employers, including launching a petition to pressure the New York […]
Our friends at High Times (and former NORML director Dr. Jon Gettman) are running an online poll asking for consumers’ choice regarding the preferred marijuana distribution that emerges post-prohibition. Legal Marijuana: Which Market Do You Prefer? As we approach the new inevitability of legalized cannabis, three models have been proposed for a national marijuana market. By Jon Gettman In the past, the goal of marijuana legalization was simple: to bring about the end of federal prohibition and allow adults to use the plant without threat of prosecution and imprisonment. But […]
Transform has come out with yet another useful publication: Debating Drugs: How to Make the Case for Legal Regulation
In it, they’ve assembled all the standard prohibition arguments with effective responses to each of them in a variety of areas. Very handy tool for those looking for well-crafted responses.
I’m not always in agreement with […]