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Monday, October 26, 2020

A half-century of Nixon’s failed Drug War

As the 1960s drew to a close, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Leary v. USA (1969) that marijuana prohibition through the Marijuana Tax Act was unconstitutional. Then-President Richard Nixon saw an opportunity to enact a politically motivated drug law that would skim around the Constitution by prohibiting cannabis, moving cannabis control into an administrative […]

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