Jacob Sullum Digs Into the Anti-Pot Files of The New York Times


The New York Times

Given its timing, last week's New York Times editorial calling upon Congress to repeal marijuana prohibition is more an indicator of public opinion than a brave stand aimed at changing it. In their gratitude for the belated support of a venerable journalistic institution, Jacob Sullum writes, antiprohibitionists should not overlook the extent to which the Times has aided and abetted the war on marijuana over the years. Sullum says that shameful history provides a window on the origins of this bizarre crusade and a lesson in the hazards of failing to question authority.