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.
The FBI Returned This Innocent Couple's Safe Deposit Box. It Refuses To Give Back Many Others—and Is Trying To Seize $85 Million in Cash.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
Indiana Said the Government Should Be Able To Take Everything You Own if You Commit a Drug Crime. The State Supreme Court Wasn't Having It.
After eight years, Tyson Timbs finally gets to keep his Land Rover—once and for all.
Why is it so hard for him to just admit he was wrong?
Arkansas cops love this insane practice they call "precision immobilization technique"—slamming into moving vehicles, sometimes over simple traffic stops.