Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to sell weed to balance the state's budget.
The great state of New Jersey idiotically compares vaping to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
The East African khat trade is thriving, even as global prohibition creeps in around the edges.
Independent booze retailers are trying to stifle competition using arguments from Prohibition.
Confusing regulations put well-run businesses at the mercy of bureaucratic brutes.
The House is simultaneously advancing bills that would legalize marijuana and ban the vast majority of vaping products.
A pending ban on flavored nicotine vaping products would destroy most of their industry warn vaping advocates.
From Australia to Massachusetts, illegal gun makers step in to supply what legal markets aren’t allowed to produce.
Reason's Jacob Sullum and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson debate eliminating laws that prohibit the use and sale of narcotics.
Once again, underground suppliers step in when over-regulated markets can’t satisfy customers.
When the human condition resists perfection through legislation, the answer always seems to be more—and stupider—laws.
Bad laws can cause problems long after they've been passed and forgotten.
History provides a window into how abortion bans will play out if re-instituted.
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
Plus: Marvel Comics cancels Art Spiegelman, prohibition still doesn't work, and more
Nick Gillespie speaks with Viceland's Hamilton Morris about why he's so interested in drugs.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.
The moral arc of the universe is actually a squiggly line
Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.
Restrictionists once again discover that draconian rules aren’t enough to overcome people unwilling to obey.
The 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Amendment That Led to Prohibition Is a Reminder of the Lasting Damage Bad Policy Can Do
The outlaw of the production and sale of alcohol was a racist policy that failed on its own terms.
Control freaks have turned to dishonest rulemaking and outright censorship in doomed but still dangerous efforts to take people's weapons away.
On Repeal Day, Remember That Prohibition May Be Over, But Its Ripple Effects Are Still Making Drinking Worse: Podcast
Drinks Reform editor Jarrett Dieterle talks about how Prohibition came about, and his new report on America's dumbest booze restrictions.
Plus: RIP The Weekly Standard?, America loves exercise science, and court says no to ban on speech promoting illegal immigration.
The New York Prohibition Party has re-emerged to oppose Cuomo's subsidies for brewers and distillers. They're right to be upset, even if they have a misguided solution.
The urge to suppress runs up against targets which have no form, shape, or fixed location, and can be infinitely reproduced.
No minor joy or modern convenience is safe.
If you don't want a black market in booze to develop, keep the tax man on a leash and regulators in check.
In 18th century France, wearing the wrong fabric could get you in big trouble.
Smithsonian Channel tells two-part story of the history of America's doomed booze crackdown.
People will find sources for what they want no matter what presumptuous regulators say.
A shameful chapter in U.S. law.
Prohibition never works, and internet smut is no exception.
Meet Feminists for Liberty's Kat Murti, who wants to make libertarianism the default setting for women, people of color, and Millennials.
A new report calls for a coordinated federal, state, and local crackdown on all drinkers.
The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
How government almost killed the cocktail.
Even as Repeal Day approaches, many states are still grapple with overly burdensome regulations.
On the other hand, drinking may also reduce cardiovascular risks and boost your income. It's also a pleasure.
Our first president might be shocked at the regulatory machinery imposed on distillers.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.