Last week the Denver Police Department advised parents to be on the lookout for marijuana-infused candy that malicious strangers might try to pass off as ordinary Halloween treats. According to CNN, "Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: a very adult treat ending up in their kids' candy bags." Actually, says Jacob Sullum, this fear is not so new: Law enforcement officials have been stoking it for years, undeterred by the lack of evidence to back it up.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
The Scandinavian country is betting against draconian restrictions and in favor of the free movement of people and goods.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
A former staffer says he sexually assaulted her in 1993.