Drug War

The Libertarian Sticking Point

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Why aren’t more Americans libertarians? Why aren’t more liberals becoming libertarians? They generally share the libertarian commitment to freedom of speech, civil liberties, personal freedom, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment, or at least they claim to do so. Why aren’t more conservatives becoming libertarians? They generally share the libertarian commitment to the free market, limited government, free trade, property ... [click for more]

Should Marijuana Be Legalized and Taxed?

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Although 24 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, the federal government still classifies marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug with “a high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use,” and “a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.” Beginning with Oregon in ... [click for more]

Every Home Ought To Be a Safe Zone

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There is a heroin epidemic in the United States, so we are told. And it is not just urban junkies who are addicted. Heroin has become readily available in suburban and rural areas. Diacetylmorphine or diamorphine results from the combining of morphine (an opioid derived from the opium poppy) with acetic anhydride. Opium poppies are cultivated ... [click for more]

Is Drug Freedom a Tenet of Liberalism?

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Is someone a liberal because he supports medical-marijuana initiatives? Is someone a liberal if he favors the decriminalization of marijuana? Is someone a liberal for backing proposals to release nonviolent drug offenders from the nation’s prisons? Is someone a liberal if he defends the right of states to legalize marijuana for recreational use? Is someone a liberal because he ... [click for more]

Neill Franklin: The Drug War Against Black America (video)

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This is a speech delivered by Neill Franklin (Law Enforcement Against Drug Prohibition) at a conference entitled “The Drug War Against Black America” held on November 14, 2015, at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The conference was co-sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Pre-Law Association at Morgan State. [click for more]

The Drug War Against Black America (video)

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This is a speech delivered by Washington Post columnist Radley Balko at a conference entitled "The Drug War Against Black America" held on November 14, 2015, at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The conference was co-sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Pre-Law Association at Morgan State. The introducer is a member ... [click for more]

Seema Sadanandan: The Drug War Against Black America (video)

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The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Morgan State University Pre-Law Association presented a one-day conference on the campus of Morgan State University on Saturday, November 14, 2015, that addressed the war on drugs and its adverse consequences on American society, especially on African-Americans. “The Drug War Against Black America” featured an all-star lineup of ... [click for more]

The Drug War Against Black America (video)

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0:00 Introduction 14:50 Seema Sadanandan 45:30 Radley Balko 1:25:30 Joseph Scalia 1:38:00 Kassandra Frederique 2:07:30 Neill Franklin 2:39:16 Panel The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Morgan State University Pre-Law Association presented a one-day conference on the campus of Morgan State University on Saturday, November 14, 2015, that addressed the war on drugs and its adverse consequences on American society, especially ... [click for more]

The Drug War against Black America

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The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Morgan State University Pre-Law Association present a one-day conference on the campus of Morgan State University at the University Student Center Theater on Saturday, November 14, 2015, that will address the war on drugs and its adverse consequences on American society, ... [click for more]

Prohibition’s Killing Fields

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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015), 400 pages. When American bombs began to rain down on Vietnam, the country’s water buffalo reacted queerly. The fields full of opium had always been there, but once the U.S. munitions fell around them, the water buffalo left their pastures ... [click for more]
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