Drug War

Marijuana Wins Again

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In the recent election, some Democrats won and some lost. Likewise, some Republicans won and some lost. There is one “candidate,” however, who won on most of the ballots “he” appeared on: marijuana. According to Ballotpedia, “Voters in 37 states decided 155 statewide ballot measures in November 2018.” A total of 167 statewide ballot measures were certified ... [click for more]

Pure Evil

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President Trump last month signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation (H.R.6) aimed at combating the nation’s opioid epidemic. Opioids are narcotics used primarily for pain relief. But they are also used for their euphoric effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “49,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017, according to provisional numbers.” The ... [click for more]

Roundtable: Spelman College Drug War Conference

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This conference was co-sponsored by students at Spelman College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the Spelhouse National Action Network and was held at Spelman College on September 20, 2018. This was the third Historically Black College and University (HBCU) at which we have held our drug-war conferences. The previous two were Morgan State University in ... [click for more]

Laurence M. Vance: FFF Spelman College Drug War Conference

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This conference was co-sponsored by students at Spelman College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the Spelhouse National Action Network and was held at Spelman College on September 20, 2018. This was the third Historically Black College and University (HBCU) at which we have held our drug-war conferences. The previous two were Morgan State University in ... [click for more]

Seema Sadanandan: FFF Spelman College Drug War Conference

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This conference was co-sponsored by students at Spelman College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the Spelhouse National Action Network and was held at Spelman College on September 20, 2018. This was the third Historically Black College and University (HBCU) at which we have held our drug-war conferences. The previous two were Morgan State University in ... [click for more]

FFF Spelman College Drug War Conference (video)

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The conference was co-sponsored by students at Spelman College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the Spelhouse National Action Network and was held at Spelman College on September 20, 2018. This was the third Historically Black College and University (HBCU) at which we have held our drug-war conferences. The previous two were Morgan State University in ... [click for more]

FFF Spelman College Drug War Conference (video)

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The conference was co-sponsored by students at Spelman College, Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the Spelhouse National Action Network and was held at Spelman College on September 20, 2018. This was the third Historically Black College and University (HBCU) at which we have held our drug-war conferences. The previous two were Morgan State University in ... [click for more]

Constitutional Conservatives Fail the Drug Test

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The announced retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court (effective July 31, 2018) has conservatives salivating over the prospects of Donald Trump’s nominating a constitutional conservative to the Supreme Court. Although Kennedy was nominated to the High Court by Ronald Reagan, he has at times disappointed conservatives with some of his votes, especially ... [click for more]

Legalize Drugs — All Drugs

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In 1972, Newsweek published what must have been considered by many readers to be a shocking commentary on the drug war by libertarian Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman. Entitled “Prohibition and Drugs,” Friedman’s article called for the legalization of drugs — all drugs. Friedman made two primary libertarian arguments in favor of drug legalization: freedom and practicality. He wrote, On ethical ... [click for more]

How to Drain the Swamp: End the Failed War on Drugs, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 There are few more wasteful and inappropriate federal activities than the seizing and destroying of indoor and outdoor cannabis plants. At the peak of Washington’s pointless war on drugs in 2010 the DEA funded the eradication of 11 million marijuana plants, and has caused 125 million of such “weeds” to be pulled ... [click for more]