Raymond J. March
| Thursday August 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT
Right-to-try, MDMA, and Epidolex provide examples of the power of public opinion to change the scope of government.
John R. Graham
| Friday July 15, 2016 at 4:05 AM PDT
In a fascinating article in Health Affairs, Ashley Bradford and David Bradford of the University of Georgia have estimated that medical marijuana has benefited taxpayers: Using data on all prescriptions filled by Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010 to 2013, we found that the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as...Read More »
| Sunday November 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM PST
Last week, I spoke to a class at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on the economics of drug prohibition. My notes are below. Cross-posted at Division of Labour.
| Monday March 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM PDT
Activists are outraged over Obama’s raid of Emmalyn’s California Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco, but they should not be surprised. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had promised to end federal medical marijuana raids, as conducted by both Clinton and Bush’s administrations, leaving alone dispensaries operating legally under state law. Obama broke the spirit of...Read More »
| Thursday March 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM PDT
Despite having promised not to raid medical marijuana facilities operating legally under state law, Obama’s administration yesterday raided a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. On what basis? Alleged state law violations. Specifically, evasion of state sales taxes. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws notes, “The normal process in such cases...Read More »