Everyone knows different countries treat drugs differently. For example, if you get caught buying or selling a large amount of marijuana in Canada, you’re probably not going to get your head chopped off by the government–but in Saudi Arabia, that is the law.
We can all sleep safe and sound tonight knowing that Health Canada and the RCMP are working to ensure “public safety.” In two weeks, 37,000 licensed marijuana growers will effectively become criminals when the new medical marijuana law takes effect.
According to the United Nations, cannabis, the plant from which marijuana is derived, is the most widely used, produced and trafficked drug. Governments across the globe have invested heavily in fighting drug production and consumption. Notwithstanding, even though the war
MMPR stands for Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. This is the so-called “free market” in medical marijuana delivery. On April 1st it will officially replace the MMAR (Marihuana Medical Access Regulations) by restricting the supply of marijuana growers to designated
In a recent interview in the New Yorker, President Barack Obama, whose proclivity for engaging in illegal drug use has been well-documented, went on record as saying that he thinks smoking marijuana is less harmful to the individual than drinking
For some time now, I have thought that a standard libertarian argument against Drug Prohibition ironically supported statism. In a recent blog post, Gene Callahan (author of an excellent introduction to Austrian economics) illustrated my point perfectly: Callahan pointed to
Government is the antithesis of a free market. Governments, by definition, use coercion to extract funds while the market relies on voluntary exchange. So while the necessity of the Harper Government’s medical marijuana policy may be debated, it is certainly
The recent nullification of federal marijuana prohibition in Colorado is setting the groundwork for new social arrangements in an otherwise inconspicuous state. Last November, a ballot measure for legalization passed through the tumultuous process of citizen voting. Less than a
Reprinted from LewRockwell.com Gang violence is afflicting some of our major cities, Chicago chief amongst them. As I write, there are reports coming in regarding a shooting of 13 people at a basketball court in the Second City. Fortunately, no one was