On November 7, 2023, voters in Ohio approved the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol initiative, listed on the ballot as Issue 2. With almost 57 percent of voters in favor, Ohio thus becomes the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Now, let’s take a look at what happens next and what exactly the legalization of marijuana in Ohio will look like?
In each instance, the state’s attempts to prohibit drugs not only failed but significantly worsened the problem. Prohibition created room for a monopoly, as drug traffickers who dared to maintain their production quickly took control of the entire market of the prohibited substance.
The war on drugs has been an abject failure and has led to immense suffering. Here, we look at the experience of one town in Alaska…
Australia’s new ban on single use and non-prescription ‘vapes’ will stretch enforcement and health agencies, give rise to an already rampant black market, and force vapers back onto expensive and harmful cigarettes.
Decriminalization, as we define it today, removes the penalty for simple possession of drugs, but still enforces penalties on individuals found selling or trafficking.This policy is certainly better than prohibition and will undoubtedly save countless lives. However, it does maintain the worst problems created by prohibition. Here’s why the right drug policy is to legalize and educate…
In 2017, Professor Jeffrey Miron held an “Ask Me Anything” conversation on Reddit as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series.
The conversation focused on Dr. Miron’s 30+ years of study on the effects of drug criminalization. Check out some of the highlights…
For many people who suffer from a debilitating illness or who are in chronic pain, medical marijuana has proven to be an effective remedy. Researchers estimate that over 5.5 million Americans are currently using medical marijuana for a variety of conditions, including MS, HIV or AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, IBS, and glaucoma.If you’re thinking about trying medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, here are some tips…
To talk about the future of psychedelics, it’s important to know a few things about the past. For the entirety of recorded history, man has used plants to alter his consciousness. Every civilization that we know of, besides those living in barren arctic climates, have used some form of plant or fungus to explore their mind…
Which states allow for the use of out-of-state medical marijuana cards in 2023? Learn about the process involved in obtaining a card and the different state regulations individuals must then navigate…
President Biden has made the momentous decision to issue a pardon for all those convicted under federal law for possession of marijuana. This long overdue course of action is a huge step in the right direction.
Legalization makes marijuana safer for consumers, but taxation can undo these benefits, rendering legal markets unable to compete with street dealers
The Prohibition Era is a dark time in US history: bootleggers, corrupt politicians, mafia organizations… It is gone, but alcohol laws are still reminiscence of that time. We realized this only after the pandemic.
In this video, we talked to Jacob Rich, policy analyst of the Reason Foundation/Magazine, discussed the history of alcohol policies in the US and how to improve them for the future.
Two days before Breonna died, we discussed the War on Drugs with Aaron Bosset, founder of the Black Cannabis Commission.
His words are even more relevant today.
The War on Drugs is not about race alone. The welfare state, qualified immunity, police unions, and the effects of these broken institutions all play a part. But it is important for us to give notice to this major piece of the puzzle.
The War on Drugs paved the way for the United States to lay a domestic foundation for a massive and overwhelming system of oppression.
Launched in the United States by former President Richard Nixon in 1971, drug criminalization served as the catalyst for firing an international crusade, strong-arming other countries into criminalizing cannabis whether they wanted to or not.
In this interview with Aaron Bossett, Founder of the Black Cannabis Commission, we answer the following questions:
– Who is Harry J. Anslinger and why did he invent a new ‘public enemy’?
– What discovery helped to reignite the medical marijuana movement?
– How does the War on Drugs continue today, despite seeing an upward trend towards legalization?
– How does state legalization fail to address the harmful effects of the War on Drugs in minority communities?
#4/20 #WarOnDrugs #EndTheDrugWar
The War on Drugs was launched in the United States by former President Richard Nixon in 1971. This allowed for the criminalization of drug use, which led to the mass incarceration of millions of Americans, particularly for communities of color.
Jacob Sullum, a senior editor at Reason magazine, has been writing about drug policy since the 1980s. In this video, he answers the following questions:
How does the War on Drugs give rise to a black market with fatal consequences?
How does the War on Drugs endanger the general public’s privacy?
How does the War on Drugs give police a license to steal your cash?
#WaronDrugs #EndTheDrugWar #DrugPolicy
Dr. Miron has written over 100 op-eds and several books, including Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (2004) and Libertarianism: from A to Z (2010).
According to professor Steve Davies, “In terms of its own goals, the war on drugs is a catastrophic policy failure.” When you create a system that leads to mass incarceration, a network of international crime, and funds terrorism– without accomplishing what it set out to accomplish– that program should probably be revisited.
December 5, 1933 is a landmark date in American Constitutional history, for it marks the only time that a constitutional amendment has been ratified to repeal another constitutional amendment.
Drug prohibition has failed, but legalizing harder drugs is not the solution.
Here’s the current state of marijuana legalization efforts around the country.
The logic for legalizing marijuana holds true for legalizing “hard drugs” as well.
Automated beer runs, Obamacare’s price tag, and AT&T spying.
A new report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch details many of the harms associated with the criminalization of drug possession. The most striking finding from the report is that police in the United States arrest more people for marijuana offenses than for all violent crimes combined. The title of the report, “Every 25 […]
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies drugs according to their properties and the level of regulation that should be applied to them. In this clip from Learn Liberty’s live interview with Robby Soave of Reason, Evan and Robby discuss the impact of the DEA’s classification schedule on Americans.