Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

Racism and the drug war

Carl Hart has an outstanding piece in The Nation: How the Myth of the ‘Negro Cocaine Fiend’ Helped Shape American Drug Policy He talks about some of the early demonization: The author, a distinguished physician, wrote: “[The Negro fiend] imagines … Continue reading

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Rescheduling and libertarian derangement syndrome

Anybody who’s been involved in marijuana policy during the past, oh, 42 years, knows about scheduling. Cannabis was placed into Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, provisionally, and, despite the Commission report which should have removed it, was left … Continue reading

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