Should Cannabis be Legal?

The majority of Americans now believe that cannabis should once again be legal. Anti-cannabis propagandists will throw up every obstacle that they can, but legalization in Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and D.C. were big steps in honoring the democratic will of the people. These places provide an early look at what the end of prohibition might resemble, and the best example is Colorado, which was arguably the most proactive since repealing statewide prohibition in 2012. The early data from the first few years appears very positive and suggests the need to ask a different question. Instead of asking if cannabis should be legal, people should ask, why isn’t it legal already?

Wacky Wiley

The Muckrakers!

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

The Start of Cannabis Prohibition

Harry Anslinger: The Godfather of Cannabis Prohibition

Nixon vs. Shafer Commission

Nixon vs. Lennon

Prohibition’s Racist Roots

Cannabis and the CSA

The Substance Schedules

The Origin of "Marijuana"

Less Spending, More Revenue

Prohibition Ruins Lives

The Controlled Substances Act

Myth Busting: 420 Edition