Drug and Alcohol Prohibition

When Drunk Driving Deterrence Becomes Neo-Prohibition

Posted March 18th, 2012 by Lendog
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Indeed, many critics of the .08 policy predicted that the new law could make matters worse by using up scarce law enforcement resources to go after these new "drunk" drivers who don't pose much of a threat to highway safety

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New Hampshire Leading the Charge To Grow Industrial Hemp

The New Hampshire legislature has approved a bill to keep industrial hemp from being listed as a controlled substance. New Hampshire farmers need two more New England states to take the same action before farmers can legally grow hemp.

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Could LSD Treat Alcoholism?

Posted March 11th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Could LSD Treat Alcoholism?

Could a drug known for its psychedelic “acid trips” be used to treat alcoholism?

Norwegian researchers say that lysergic acid diethylamide — also known as the hallucinogenic drug LSD — was used in a few clinics in the 1960s and 1970s to help some alcoholics, and should be revisited once again as a possible treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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The War on Drugs is a War on Us

Libertarians are often marginalized, typically by the right, for wanting to legalize drugs. ”Whaddya wanna have HEROIN in vending machines!?!”, as some have ridiculously asked.
And while it’s true that Libertarians don’t support government action for dealing with a drug problem, it isn’t usually true that we think that people should use HARD drugs.

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Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana

“I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

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Pat Robertson: pot should be legal like alcohol

Posted March 8th, 2012 by masshole
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RICHMOND, Va.—Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed.

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Smoke shop fights back against bully cops

BRISTOL, TN -- Nearly a week after temporarily closing -- citing police harassment and the security of their employees as the reasons – a local smoke shop placed an ad in the Bristol Herald Courier, requesting input from those who were stopped by police near the store.

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30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On

Most of this list is totally unbelievable, and yet true.

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Very old news from "letters of note".

Posted February 28th, 2012 by ianCredible
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I came across this today. It is an old hand written note that was sent to "authorities" in 1931 during prohibition. The writer is ratting out her husband and his source for the possession and sale of bootleg whiskey.

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Proposed law in Ohio would make "secret compartments" illegal

A proposed state law, advocated by Gov. John Kasich, would make it a fourth-degree felony to own a vehicle equipped with secret compartments.

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