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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was on The Ed Show the other day talking about Rand Paul and marijuana legalization:
Keep an eye on this guy.
A report from the BBC:
Last Thursday’s episode of Stossel on Fox Business Channel was devoted to the War on Drugs. Here’s the episode in it’s entirety if you missed it.
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Over at NRO, Jeffrey Miron argues that the Tea Party movement should take a stand against the War On (Some) Drugs:
If the party is true to its principles — fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets — it must side with the libertarians.
Fiscal responsibility means limiting government expenditures to programs that can be convincingly [...]
Radley Balko passes along this video of a February drug raid in Missouri:
Police arrested Jonathan E. Whitworth, 25, of 1501 Kinloch Court on Feb. 11 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and second-degree child endangerment.
A police SWAT team entered Whitworth’s residence around 8:30 p.m. suspecting a large amount of marijuana at [...]
Yesterday, the D.C. City Council gave final approval to a bill that would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the nation’s capital:
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council gave final approval to a bill establishing a legal medical marijuana program. If Congress signs off, District doctors — like their counterparts in 14 states, including [...]
The great Milton Friedman explains in this video from two decades away why the War On (Some) Drugs should be ended:
I can think of few acts as harmless as smoking a joint, even in a public park, and I find it hard to believe that a New York police officer feels a pressing need to arrest a public pot smoker rather than patrol the city’s streets.
— Kristen Davis, Candidate For Governor Of New York and [...]
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