Majority of Republicans Support Marijuana Legalization
For the first time ever, a majority of Republicans support legalizing weed: 51 percent, a startling nine-point leap since just last year, according to Gallup. Overall support for legalized marijuana has hit 64 percent, an all-time, er, high. This represents, along with …
A Bad Argument for Legalizing Marijuana
Bihar is one of the poorest states in India: About one-third of the population is illiterate, the worst figure in the country, and the average worker makes a bit over $500 a year. It is the most densely populated state in …
Reefer Federalism: Nebraska and Oklahama vs. Colorado
Over on the homepage, Nebraska attorney general Doug Peterson slams Colorado for legalizing marijuana and refusing to enforce federal marijuana laws. He argues that Colorado’s reefer madness is an affront to federalism and the Constitution, and (along with co-plaintiff Oklahoma) …
Senator Rubio recently reiterated that he would enforce federal laws against marijuana — even in states that have legalized the practice.
I think he’s right that federal laws should be enforced so long as they are constitutional. And the view …
The Triumphant Moment of Three Popular Bad Ideas
Back during the argument about Chuck Hagel’s confirmation, I wrote:
The Obama administration’s persistent desire to hold talks with Iran was mentioned, time and again, in the campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Mitt Romney pointed out the spinning of Iran’…
How Much Should Society Stigmatize Marijuana?
By 2011, Maastricht, a pleasant town in the southern Netherlands, was worried that the marijuana legally sold in its coffee shops was attracting too many drug tourists. To address the concern, the city restricted purchase of marijuana to Dutch, Germans, and …
Jeff Sessions Is Wrong on Marijuana Policy
Conservatives are typically pleased with President-elect Trump’s selection of “law and order” Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. I have worked with Senator Sessions often in the past and I have enjoyed …
Rubio vs. Legal Pot, Ctd.
An email from a reader:
The question whether Rubio would enforce federal marijuana laws is artificial. The federal government cannot enforce its marijuana laws without a massive expansion in the federal police force. It depends utterly on the states to …
New York Times: No Evidence for ‘Downside of Legal High’
Columnist: Offer Marijuana to Young People Who Sign Up for Obamacare
Caroline Baum, a columnist for Bloomberg, offers suggestions to the Obama administration that are extremely creative, extremely desperate, or a sign Obamacare’s fans are having a collective nervous breakdown:
First, announce and advertise that everyone between the ages of 18 and 34 …