CANNABIS CULTURE - In the 1920s, Maclean's magazine and other media portrayed opium and marijuana as tools used by Chinese and blacks to snare white women and dominate the white race.
Following the liberal footsteps of Colorado and Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia passed ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana this month.
POT TV - Ethan Nadelmann, founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, gives a scathing review of the drug war at TED Talks.
CANNABIS CULTURE - More than 1.5 million people were arrested for drug offenses in the US last year, and more than 693,000 of those for marijuana offenses.
Today, the FBI seized the Darknet market Silk Road 2.0 and arrested its alleged operator, Blake Benthall.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Federal drug sentencing reforms adopted earlier this year by the US Sentencing Commission went into effect today.
The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
They are unlikely first responders to Islamic militants, but heavily armed cannabis farmers who once fought against the Lebanese army are now turning their weapons elsewhere.
The Post's Sari Horwitz reports that Obama intends to nominate Vanita Gupta, currently director of the ACLU's Center for Justice, to lead the civil rights division of the Justice Department
Last year we learned of three incidents in New Mexico in which motorists pulled over for moving violations were subjected to forced anal cavity searches