Drug War

James Bovard: Time to End the War on Drugs

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Watch FFF policy adviser James Bovard present his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War Video Project, whose aim is to accelerate the end of this immoral and destructive government program. [click for more]

Ron Paul: Time to End the War on Drugs

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Watch former Congressman Ron Paul present his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War Video Project, whose aim is to accelerate the end of this immoral and destructive government program. Go to the podcast. [click for more]

Laurence M. Vance: Time to End the War on Drugs

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Go the podcast. Watch Future of Freedom Foundation policy adviser Laurence Vance presents his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War Video Project, whose aim is to accelerate the end of this immoral and destructive government program. [click for more]

The Latest Excuse for the Drug War

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According to a new report released by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, every 25 seconds in the United States someone is arrested for drug possession. It is not surprising to read in the report that Police make more arrests for drug possession than for any other crime. Police made more arrests for simple marijuana ... [click for more]

Prohibition Is Alive and Well

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The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution that instituted Prohibition was proposed by Congress in December 1917, ratified by the requisite number of states in January 1919, and took effect in January 1920. The first and relevant section of the Amendment reads, After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation ... [click for more]

Should Marijuana Be Legalized and Taxed?

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Although 24 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, the federal government still classifies marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug with “a high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use,” and “a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.” Beginning with Oregon in ... [click for more]

Every Home Ought To Be a Safe Zone

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There is a heroin epidemic in the United States, so we are told. And it is not just urban junkies who are addicted. Heroin has become readily available in suburban and rural areas. Diacetylmorphine or diamorphine results from the combining of morphine (an opioid derived from the opium poppy) with acetic anhydride. Opium poppies are cultivated ... [click for more]

Is Drug Freedom a Tenet of Liberalism?

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Is someone a liberal because he supports medical-marijuana initiatives? Is someone a liberal if he favors the decriminalization of marijuana? Is someone a liberal for backing proposals to release nonviolent drug offenders from the nation’s prisons? Is someone a liberal if he defends the right of states to legalize marijuana for recreational use? Is someone a liberal because he ... [click for more]
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