The first issue of Reason magazine came out in 1968, so Reason is older than the War on Drugs kicked off by Richard Nixon in 1971. As this month's drug war-themed issue illustrates, the movement to end drug prohibition has some serious momentum. A look through our archives, however, shows that America's slide into an environment where government restrictions on the right to use certain substances started long before Nixon's "drug war" and it's been a long slog out of that often too deadly pattern. Ed Krayewski and Nick Gillespie compiled some of the best material Reason has on marijuana, from the print archives and Reason TV.
Fairfax County, Virginia, allows home businesses but prohibits them from keeping inventory on site.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
One of the officers was fired after arresting two six-year-olds in one day.