Drug policy and rationality go together like hot fudge and anchovies, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum. From marijuana to Salvia divinorum, from cocaine to "bath salts," from absinthe to Four Loko, panic precipitates and perpetuates prohibition as activists, politicians, and yellow journalists conspire to keep the American public alarmed about the psychoactive substances other people are consuming. Sullum picks five examples from the last year.
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