A very good article by Isabel Macdonald in The Nation: The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet.
The article goes into depth how drug testing industry came about in part as a back-door method to go after marijuana users…
But the Reagan administration saw drug tests as essential for cracking down on a population largely outside the reach [...]
Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic: A Heartbreaking Drug Sentence of Staggering Idiocy
John Horner, a 46-year-old fast-food restaurant worker, lost his eye in a 2000 accident and was prescribed painkillers. Years later, he met and befriended a guy who seemed to be in pain himself. His new friend asked if he could buy some of [...]
In the previous post, I asked the commenters to discuss Mark Kleiman’s statement:
Just 20 percent of users consume 80 percent of all the weed in the U.S., Kleiman said. (Forty-six percent of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. is part of drinking binges, he added).
“The only way to get a lot of revenue [...]