Study Says Tougher Enforcement Doesn’t Seem to Make Illegal Drugs More Expensive

By: Monday March 24, 2014 9:04 am

It would appear very aggressive drug enforcement produces a huge social cost without even accomplishing what should be its main goal, according to a new article by Harold Pollack and Peter Reuter in the Journal of Addiction. The supposed point of criminalizing drugs is to stop people from using them. And one of the big [...]

FDL Movie Night: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

By: Monday February 3, 2014 4:59 pm

Thirty people could name thirty different scenes as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s best – and they’d all be right. In twenty five years, the actor appeared in fifty movies, numeorus plays, received countless awards. And now he is dead.

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman was sudden and horrible shock, a hideous reminder of the shittiness of drug addiction.

Sunday Late Night: George McGovern Saved My Life

By: Sunday October 21, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks to George McGovern’s advice (“Three words: Never. Give. Up.“) my parents helped me to get alive again. Thank you, Senator McGovern, for all your leadership for America, but most of all: thank you for saving my life.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, and Angela Hawken, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know

By: Saturday August 11, 2012 1:59 pm

Marijuana legalization is going to be an actual voting option for many people in this election cycle, and despite attempts by most politicians to avoid the topic, it has already become harder to do so. We have Presidential candidates this year openly calling for legalization, and President Obama has had to transition from laughing off legalization questions in a Town Hall to seriously acknowledging Latin American leaders calling for a real discussion about “market alternatives.” Regardless of how voting turns out this year, it seems inevitable that marijuana is heading inexorably toward some kind of legalization.

It is, perhaps, perfect timing for a book like: Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
Chat with Nomi Prins about her new book. Hosted by Bill Black.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
Chat with Edward Achorn about his new book. Hosted by Richard Taylor (dakine01).