MARIJUANA is now legal under state law for medical purposes in 16 states and the District of Columbia, encompassing nearly one-third of the American population.
California's US attorneys say they are going after for-profit marijuana sellers. Advocates of the sales say they are concerned about buyers with health needs.
So let's get this straight: Uncle Sam says you can gobble up addictive and dangerous painkillers until you're a crazed, self-medicating, drug-addled junkie -- but smoke a little pot on your doctor's advice, and you'll go directly to jail.
Four decades of the so-called "War on Drugs" has led only to the suffering of millions of innocents, the crowding of our prisons with non-violent citizens, the utter waste of billions of dollars on law enforcement and the (in)justice system, and the enriching of underground drug gangs who thrive on violence.
When the Solution is (Much) Worse Than the Problem
The black SUV pulled up, its illegally-dark tinted windows obscuring everything inside. I walked across the street toward it and, just as I arrived, the passenger window slid down to reveal Dana Point’s city attorney and at least two officers.
Federal prosecutors have warned Oakland officials that the city's marijuana farm ordinance violates U.S. law.
What happens when an entire country legalizes drug use?
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has grown into a global intelligence organization whose reach extends far beyond international drug trafficking, The New York Times reported.
My title is a radical one, and deliberately so.