The inner strength of non-conformist or individualistic people who do not follow the herd has always been considered dangerous to the establishment because they are capable of questioning authority. And since the authority literally owns the world and does what it pleases, those kinds of people are considered a threat that should be silenced and [...]
LEAP is comprised of former and current police officers and law enforcement professionals from around the world who hope to see all drugs legalized and regulated by the government…
Public and political opinion on the drug war are shifting, leading the Huffington Post to ask if the War on Drugs is finally nearing an end.
The first British clinical depression trials on psilocybin “magic” mushrooms have hit a regulatory stumbling block.
War On Drugs: Father Of Three Gets 25 Years For Selling $1,800 Worth Of Painkillers In Entrapment Scheme_Featured_, War on Drugs Saturday, April 6th, 2013
You’ve got a 46-year-old employed father, with no criminal record, caught selling four bottles of prescription pain pills. “Under Florida law Horner now faced a minimum sentence of 25 years, if found guilty,” the BBC reports.
When we look at the history of the “War on Drugs” over approximately the last 40 years, it must be asked whether the criminalization of the use of any of the prohibited substances has in any way been effective in terms of the stated goals that this “war” was supposedly mounted to achieve. Specifically, has there been a marked reduction in the use of illegal drugs over the past 40 years—as one would expect with billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money having been spent over such a long period on their suppression—and has there been a reduction in the harms that these drugs supposedly cause to the individual and to society?
The US incarcerates 330,000 prisoners on drug-related charges at an estimated cost of $400 billion per decade. To put this figure in perspective, the estimated cost of ending world hunger over the same ten year time frame is $300 billion.
If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or “drug paraphernalia” in your gym bag, Assistant Attorney General and longtime Bill Clinton pal Lanny Breuer has a message for you: Bite me.