Archive for the 'Drugs' Category

Strip Searches In Schools?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Drugs, Law, Supreme Court

Are we really ready to do this to kids? And the important part here is that the student in question was on the honor roll and they were searching her for prescription-strength ibuprofen pills. Yes, ibuprofen. From Wash Post… An important case at the Supreme Court sometimes informs as much about the justices as the […]

April 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Equal Protection As Libertarian Ideal

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Drugs, Libertarian, Politics, Regulations

Thanks to John, I am pointed to these two rather strange arguments in favor of the Drug War and against libertarian use of statistics on race against the Drug War from Jonah Goldberg. John does a pretty good job explaining why Goldberg’s arguments are so strange. The only thing I’d really add is that the […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Shoots Down Legalized Marijuana Idea

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Drugs

Looks like Obama’s “green initiatives” won’t include legalizing marijuana. Today, he shot down the idea. In a statement that’s sure to disappoint many of those who submitted questions to President Obama’s virtual town hall meeting, the president made clear Thursday he does not support legalizing marijuana as a means to spur economic growth. “I have […]

March 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Stephen Baldwin V. Ron Paul On Marijuana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Drugs, Law, Libertarian, Ron Paul, Video

As expected, it’s the “gateway drug” theory v. reality of human existence. Guess which one sounds more credible… I do still love Ron Paul in many ways, and I wish he wouldn’t have been mixed up in that remarkably dumb newsletter operation he was. Because then he’d be a viable third party candidate. Oh well. […]

March 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

The Business Of Marijuana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Drugs, Law, Video

CNBC with a great look at the ins and outs of the “industry” in Marijuana, Inc. Listen, I can understand bans on harder narcotics, but not marijuana. Everybody knows that marijuana is FAR less dangerous to your health and the public’s safety than alcohol. I could literally go out right now and buy enough alcohol […]

February 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Kop Busters

By Brad Porter | Related entries in Drugs, Law, Video

In none-Illinois-based news, here’s a story that makes my libertarian heart tingle. It’s a sting operation carried out against police for the all-too-common problem of questionable-at-best probable cause in drug raids. The setup: KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used […]

December 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Giuliani And Huckabee Now On Drugs?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Drugs, Giuliani, History, Huckabee, Video

Looks like somebody has given the green light to the surrogates to talk about Obama’s past drug use. This doesn’t surprise me about Giuliani, but Huckabee? First Giuliani… Then here’s a link to Huck. Ugh. Tweet

October 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

McCain Surrogate Brings Up Obama’s Drug Use

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Drugs, History, Partisan Nonsense

The problem? He suggests that Obama hasn’t been honest about it… Speaking to Dennis Miller, a comedian and conservative radio talk show host, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating said Obama should be more forthright about his background and what he called his “very extreme” record. “He ought to admit, ‘You know, I’ve got to be […]

October 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

And The Award For “Gutsiest Potheads Ever” Goes To…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Drugs

Over the years I’ve heard stories about people who’ve grown marijuana in their basement or their dorm room or even on land out in the middle of the country. However, I have never heard about anybody growing it…in a mall? MIAMI — The Drug Enforcement Administration discovered something unexpected in the Mall of the Americas. […]

August 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Bob Barr: War On Drugs Has Failed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barr, Drugs, Libertarian

He admits he was wrong and that it’s now time to call this “war” off because it’s doing far more harm than good. From Huff Post: For years, I served as a federal prosecutor and member of the House of Representatives defending the federal pursuit of the drug prohibition. Today, I can reflect on my […]

June 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »