dea

The War on Drugs

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws

People assume a medical committee sat down to consider which recreational drugs were the safest and least addictive, and this wise group decided alcohol and tobacco should be legal, while marijuana and everything else shouldn't. That's not what happened.
Maia Szalavitz
7.13.18
Drugs

This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom

The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA) would give the Attorney General unilateral power to ban drugs for up to five years.
Troy Farah
6.27.18
Science

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
kratom

People Are Worried That the FDA Is Trying to Ban Kratom

The DEA proposed banning kratom in 2016 but backed off following massive public pressure. Instead, it asked the FDA to conduct a formal scientific evaluation.
Jesse Hicks
3.13.18
pain

The DEA Raided This Doctor’s Office for Prescribing High Doses of Painkillers

The DEA alleges that the dosages were so high that patients must be selling some of the drugs, even though they present no evidence of any such activity by patients.
Maia Szalavitz
12.7.17
Weed

Cory Booker Proposed a Bill That Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

And that's just the beginning.
Jesse Hicks
8.2.17
Whoa

Thousands of People Are Fighting to Keep Kratom Legal

The backlash started when the DEA announced plans to ban the supplement.
Jesse Hicks
1.26.17
The High Life

Why It Matters that the Feds Are Opening the Doors for Weed Science

By removing infuriating roadblocks, the federal government may have just ushered in a golden age for green research.
Mike Pearl
8.12.16