January 17, 2023 10:06 am
Masculinity Isn’t Toxic, Our Erasure Of It Is
Those who wrote off masculinity as ‘toxic’ never truly understood the concept.
January 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Pot Possession Cases Have Plummeted in Federal Courts, but Prior Marijuana Convictions Still Boost Penalties
Federal sentences for simple marijuana possession dropped by 93 percent over seven years.
January 3, 2023 1:00 am
Brickbat: In the Weeds
Hays, Kansas, Police Chief Don Scheibler says his officers did not “raid” the hospital room of Greg Bretz, 69, who is suffering from inoperable cancer, as media outlets had reported. Rather, he said, they just responded after a hospital worker reported Bretz for vaping marijuana to relieve his pain. And Scheibler wants you to know…
December 29, 2022 1:30 pm
Rand Paul Complains That Democrats Squandered Their Opportunity To Enact Marijuana Reforms
The prospects in the next session, when Republicans will control the House, are iffy.
December 27, 2022 9:01 pm
Why Take Responsibility When You Can Blame Somebody Else?
The year’s highlights in buck passing feature petulant politicians, brazen bureaucrats, careless cops, loony lawyers, and junky journalists.
December 27, 2022 1:45 pm
California Bill Builds on Reforms That Could Herald the Surprisingly Fast Collapse of Psychedelic Prohibition
S.B. 58, which emulates an initiative that Colorado voters approved last month, would legalize the use of five psychoactive substances found in fungi and plants.
December 22, 2022 12:30 pm
The Failure To Enact Marijuana Banking and Crack Sentencing Reforms Is a Window on Congressional Dysfunction
Although both bills have broad bipartisan support, they never got a vote in the Senate and were excluded from the omnibus spending bill.
December 20, 2022 6:47 am
Why Does Funding Government Take $1.7 Trillion and 4,000 Pages?
Plus: Title 42 order termination is on hold, the FTC vs. Meta, and more…
December 16, 2022 1:45 pm
Chuck Schumer Scrambles To Save the Marijuana Banking Bill He Blocked Last Year
The Senate majority leader is suddenly keen to pass legislation that he portrayed as a threat to broader reform.
December 14, 2022 12:10 pm
Even States That Have Already Decriminalized Marijuana Use See Fewer Possession Arrests After Legalization
A study credits “an overall lower police search rate,” the result of new priorities and legal constraints.
December 12, 2022 2:15 pm
Merchants of Death, Swaps, and Shake-ups
Plus: The editors briefly celebrate a noteworthy shake-up in the Senate.
December 8, 2022 1:05 pm
Brittney Griner Has Finally Been Released
While Griner’s release is welcome news, it’s important to remember the thousands of Americans imprisoned for drug offenses here in the U.S.
December 7, 2022 2:00 pm
A Law That Facilitates Cannabis Research Exemplifies the Modesty of the Reforms We Can Expect From Congress
Making it easier for scientists to study marijuana is a far cry from the liberalization that most Americans want.
December 5, 2022 3:00 am
Biden’s ‘Marijuana Reform’ Leaves Prohibition Untouched
While Biden issued pardons and ordered a review of marijuana’s Schedule I status, he still supports the federal ban on weed.