Defense lawyers say they were accused of smuggling drugs to clients based on tests so unreliable they're akin to "witchcraft, phrenology or simply picking a number out of a hat."
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.
Restricting access to pain medication drove nonmedical users toward black-market substitutes.
The war on drugs is not just ineffective; it exacerbates the problems it is supposed to alleviate.
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The Senate majority leader's racial rhetoric and overly prescriptive approach make an already iffy effort even more quixotic.
He Sold $20 Worth of Drugs. Prosecutors Want Him in Jail for Almost 10 Years—and More if He Refuses the Plea Deal.
That's illegal, says a new lawsuit.
The evolution of Pollan's thinking reflects the confusion caused by arbitrary pharmacological distinctions.
Controversy highlights punishing responses to mundane mistakes during post-release monitoring of felons.
Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension for marijuana use highlights an arbitrary distinction that makes less sense than ever before.
Banning the American sprinter from the Olympics for using marijuana is completely ridiculous.
Although 44% of Americans Live in States That Have Legalized Pot, Federal Prohibition Is Not Likely to End Anytime Soon
The president supports the ban, and his fellow Democrats do not seem serious about attracting Republican support for repealing it.
A new investigation of Pennsylvania prosecutions confirms that the defendants are often friends or low-level dealers.
The EQUAL Act would finally end one of the worst legacies of the 1980s drug war and clean up one of the biggest stains on Joe Biden's record.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
The drug bust blurs the line between military operations and civilian law enforcement.
Pending the governor's expected signature, Connecticut will become the 19th state—and the fifth this year—to legalize recreational weed.
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
The question of proportionality assumes that punishment is appropriate for peaceful conduct that violates no one's rights.
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.
The 9th Circuit Considers Whether the DEA's Classification of Marijuana Violates Federalism and the Separation of Powers
The puzzle of marijuana's Schedule I status invites a reconsideration of the agency's vast discretion to decide which substances should be prohibited.
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She Was Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Handing Drugs to a Friend Who Overdosed. A Federal Court Wasn't Having It.
The case is a good reminder of the far-reaching effects of the war on drugs.
The announcement comes days after an exclusive report from Reason attracted national attention to the case.
The MORE Act, which was reintroduced today, is full of contentious provisions that go far beyond repealing federal prohibition.
Baton Rouge Cops Strip-Searched a Minor During a Traffic Stop and Entered a Family's Home Without a Warrant. The City Just Settled for $35,000.
The case is an indictment on just how hard it is to get accountability when the government violates your rights.
A Twitter Tiff Between Former Federal Health Officials Highlights the Weakness of the Case for Banning Kratom
Former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir says former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's support for a ban was based on "embarrassingly poor evidence."
Reason obtained body camera footage of the deputy falsely arresting a man in 2019.
State investigators say shooting justified because Andrew Brown Jr. drove toward law enforcement to escape arrest.
There are many other people who deserve such mercy.
Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid.
North Carolina's Terrible Body Camera Law Blocks Important Information in a Controversial Police Shooting
Will the public ever see why deputies shot Andrew Brown?
A Messina, New York, police officer is under investigation after video showed him intentionally slamming a door into a car several times.
The new law requires a criminal conviction prior to civil forfeiture and beefs up due process protections for property owners.
SCOTUS Hears a Crack Sentencing Case That Shows How the Drug War Piles One Cruel Absurdity on Top of Another
Tarahrick Terry was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after he was caught with less than four grams.
The Columbia linguist discusses his new book Nine Nasty Words and dismisses the ideological excesses of the 'anti-racism' movement.
If the governor signs the bill into law, Arizona will become the 16th state to require a conviction for asset forfeiture.
This is the same agency that cost thousands of lives with its botched vaccine rollout.
Should Dying Cancer Patients Suffer From Undertreated Pain Because of 'Concerns Regarding Addiction'?
Two recent studies show how ham-handed efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions undermine medical care.