Drugs Archives

Believe it or not, I’ve been known to be a jackass. Ask anyone who had the misfortune of knowing me in college. Or a couple years ago. I really hope President Obama isn’t asked about it anytime soon: Anyway, lots of things have happened since our last Monday roundup. Here’s a few of them, a Read More

Dr. Conrad Murray, now most famous as Michael Jackson’s doctor, told supporters today that he appreciated their support but couldn’t respond to their e-mails or phone calls in recent weeks because of all the scrutiny. So he posted a YouTube video. Because that’s better.

Because of technical difficulties and an unusually busy work day, this almost became Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup. Sorry I’m late again. Your PostBourgie-approved weekend reading material: First things first, Stacia, one of our co-bloggers, is writing a novel and posting a chapter a day at her personal blog. What is this space for, if not Read More

Matt Yglesias has a good post on alternatives to the current “war on drugs” approach to policing: What we need is less emphasis on drugs and more emphasis on actual problems associated with drugs. For example, consider a town with two crack dealers. Dealer One sells twice as much crack as Dealer Two, but Dealer Read More

Will Wilkinson has penned a particularly thought-provoking essay about marijuana: If we’re to begin to roll back our stupid and deadly drug war, the stigma of responsible drug use has got to end, and marijuana is the best place to start. The super-savvy Barack Obama managed to turn a buck by coming out of the Read More

Due to projected budget shortfalls and a deteriorating economy, states around the country are looking for new revenue streams, including from taxes on quasi-legal and illegal products like porn and weed. Their proposals are being met with varying results. “People came down on me like a ton of bricks,” said Mr. Miloscia, who proposed an Read More

I haven’t spent much time on the blogs lately, and so I missed a ton of the hot fire the good folks at Pandagon have been spitting for the last few days.  First, there is Amanda Marcotte’s great post on the huge discrepancy between the U.S. media’s reaction to Michael Phelp’s marijuana use, and the recent revelation that Mexico Read More