The Supreme Court mulls how to apply a mandatory minimum for gun possession by people convicted of drug felonies.
War on Drugs
Comedian Shane Mauss on the democratization of mushrooms, LSD, cannabis, DMT, and ketamine
The series foregrounds cases of OxyContin addiction, despite their rarity.
He is not the first defendant that has struggled to reconcile the controversial raids with self-defense.
"The FDA's regulations related to animal testing no longer fully conform with applicable law," writes the Kentucky senator.
Maybe Brett Hankison shouldn't have been found not guilty, but he was. The Constitution says it should stop there.
Deja Taylor is going to federal prison because of a constitutionally dubious gun law that millions of cannabis consumers are violating right now.
Clarence Cocroft filed a lawsuit this week challenging the state's virtual ban on advertising medical marijuana businesses, arguing the law violates his First Amendment rights.
Intoxicating drugs never do as much damage as the laws that impotently attempt to eradicate them.
There is no solid evidence that P2P meth is more dangerous than pseudoephedrine-derived meth and no reason to think it would be.
Good intentions, bad results
That prosecutors in the Hoosier State successfully denied people this due process is a reflection of how abusive civil forfeiture can be.
Voters approved a ballot initiative that will allow possession, home cultivation, and commercial distribution—assuming that state legislators don't interfere.
A federal lawsuit argues that it is time to reassess the Commerce Clause rationale for banning intrastate marijuana production and distribution.
The government treats its endless appetite for information about citizens as more important than people's ability to conduct business in a normal fashion.
A New York Times podcast tells a story about both the drug war and institutional incompetence.
Brazil now has one of the largest cigarette markets in the world, despite its efforts to rid the country of cigarettes through prohibition.
Without a prompt post-seizure hearing, people can lose their property for months or years even when they ultimately get it back.
These kinds of poisonings are rare to nonexistent.
Individuals are waiting months to have their criminal records expunged after court orders, according to a new lawsuit.
The FIRST STEP Act signed by Trump eased drug sentencing. He's running away from that accomplishment in the 2024 election.
A judge tossed two of the claims against Afroman, finding that "the issue appears to be the humiliation and outrage that the officers feel at having their likenesses displayed and mocked."
Newsom vetoed both reforms, which he deemed excessively permissive.
The government has doubled down on failed policies, citing deeply flawed studies and misrepresenting data.
The Reason Sindex tracks the price of vice: smoking, drinking, snacking, traveling, and more.
In light of the state's marijuana reforms, the court says, the odor of weed is not enough to establish probable cause.
Sex Crime Victim Denied $69,000 Settlement Because Cops Seized Her Abuser's Cash Through Civil Forfeiture
The outrageous case has led to calls from Congress to pass legislation curbing civil asset forfeiture.
An officer conducted the search of Prentiss Jackson's vehicle after claiming he could smell "a little bit of weed." It ultimately resulted in a lengthy prison term.
The SAFER Banking Act is trying to address dual legality of cannabis laws between the federal government and the 38 states that have some form of legal cannabis.
A 2022 Canadian case involving what looks like a stoned mistake seems to be the closest real-world example of this purported danger.
Just as there are adult reasons for vape companies to sell flavored vape pods, there are adult reasons for drug dealers to color their fentanyl.
The late California senator always seemed to err on the side of more government power and less individual freedom.
The culprit is prohibition, not lax border policing.
The Republican presidential candidate ignores the lethal impact of the drug policies he avidly supports.
The researchers reached a similar conclusion about overdose trends in Washington, where penalties for simple possession were reduced in 2021.
Prohibition is at the root of the hazards that have led to record numbers of opioid-related deaths.
Reason reported in 2021 how prisons use cheap field kits to test mail for contraband—and use the faulty, unconfirmed results to severely punish inmates.
Historian Erika Dyck contextualizes the deep roots of and battles over LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive substances.