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Why John Walters Is Wrong About Drugs

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Courtney Michaluk

John P. Walters, director of drug control policy under President George W. Bush, wrote on what he views as an inconsistency between libertarian philosophy and support for ending the war on drugs. He claims libertarians get it wrong on drugs. Mr. Walters gets it wrong on drugs, as well as on libertarians.

Federal Drug Enforcement: A Clear and Present Danger

Norm Stamper | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The president, in refusing to bow to the intimidation tactics of the drug enforcement industry, has paved the way for my state, and possibly others, to show the federal government a new way forward on marijuana policy.

Fixing Our Drug Policy Will Require A Hatchet, Not A Scalpel

Scott Morgan | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

Despite our disappointment with the substance of Obama's policy on controlled substances, we can and should applaud the president for at least understanding that the thoughtless tough-on-drugs pandering of the 80s and 90s has no place in modern American politics.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.

Clinton, Bush And Obama Drug Czars Come Out Against California's Marijuana Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy over the previous 3 administrations penned a cooperative op-ed Wednesday in opposition to ...

How We Won the War on Drugs, Repeatedly, and How to Win the Afghanistan War

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

So here's how you succeed as commander in the Afghanistan War, General Petraeus. You stay a reasonable length of time, then get your butt out of there and blame all subsequent failures on your successor.

Don't Believe the Hype! Potent Pot, So What?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If nothing else, the government's annual "new and improved pot" claims are good advertising for marijuana dealers. As for the rest of the public, it's time for a reality check.

What Do You Know, the Ex-Drug Czar Is Still Full of Sh*t!

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Walters demonstrated that he remains an unrepentant liar -- even though he's no longer paid by the federal government to be one.

Why We Can't Legalize Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

California's multibillion dollar sales of marijuana can't be taxed while the State drowns in red ink. Yet the Obama Administration won't contemplate the possibility of legalizing marijuana. Why not?

Drug Policy Reform: Is the Timing Perfect, or Are We Ahead of the Times?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Are those of us who seek changes in the American approach to drugs whistling in the dark, or is now the time to strike?

Drug Czar John Walters: The Irony And The Idiocy

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paul Armentano

Deep down, even the Drug Czar knows that the use of cannabis does not pose anywhere near the health and safety threat as does the use of other intoxicants, including alcohol.