May 14, 2022 3:00 am

The Blurry Legal Line Between Doctors and Drug Dealers

Xiulu Ruan, a pain specialist, was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for prescribing opioid analgesics “outside the usual course of professional medical practice.”

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May 9, 2022 9:10 am

Sheriff Agrees To Stop Stealing Cannabis Cash From Armored Cars, Saying His Deputies ‘Are Not Highway Robbers’

The settlement came after the Justice Department agreed to return more than $1 million in proceeds from state-licensed marijuana businesses in California.

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April 20, 2022 10:40 am

Georgia Cops Crack Down on Vape Shops for Selling Legal Products

In Georgia, the difference between delta-8 and delta-9 THC is the difference between legal and illegal, but police are threatening store owners over both.

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April 13, 2022 2:20 pm

Carl Hart: Legalize All Drugs Now!

The controversial Columbia neuroscientist, Air Force vet, and author of Drug Use for Grown-Ups believes deeply in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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March 16, 2022 7:00 am

Snitches Get Riches From the FBI

Turning in your innocent friends and neighbors for having large amounts of cash is touted as a new source of income by the FBI.

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February 18, 2022 12:15 pm

Dallas Police Seized an Airline Passenger’s Cash. New Information Only Makes Their Case Weaker.

Police seized more than $100,000 in cash from a 25-year-old Chicago woman for not correctly describing what her suitcase looked like.

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February 15, 2022 12:15 pm

Olympic Athletes Can Take Drugs so Long as They Also Get an Unfair Advantage

Allowing Kamila Valieva to compete evokes memories of Sha’Carri Richardson, who was suspended from competition for using marijuana.

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February 11, 2022 4:00 am

Psychedelic Drugs Win Growing Respect

Not only won’t they blow your mind, but they may even save it (sometimes legally).

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January 25, 2022 10:00 am

West Virginia Mulls New Criminal Penalties for Imaginary Threat of Police Fentanyl Exposure

A medical myth that responders can overdose by touching or inhaling synthetic opioids may lead to harsher jail sentences.

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January 19, 2022 12:50 pm

How Progressives Ruined San Francisco: Michael Shellenberger

The author of the new book “San Fransicko”, says the homelessness crisis is an addiction and mental health crisis enabled by policies that permit open-air drug scenes on public property and prevent police from enforcing laws

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November 22, 2021 2:06 pm

Man Faces 30-Year Sentence in the Self-Defense Case Everyone Ignored Last Week

Some are using Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal to argue for harsher laws and punishments. Andrew Coffee IV’s case is a study in why that’s an awful idea.

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November 10, 2021 11:50 am

A Shuttered West Virginia Pharmacy Shows the DEA’s Role in Escalating America’s Overdose Crisis

A drug that treats opioid addiction may also be abused. That’s not a good reason to restrict access.