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The racist origins of marijuana prohibition

The legal status of cannabis has been in question in the U.S. since people starting regularly smoking it in the early 1900s. The debate continues today, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking a firm stance against legalization and insisting that federal prohibition laws be enforced, even where states have made […]
The racist origins of marijuana prohibition
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A 24-year-old Trump appointee who held a top drug policy job despite having no relevant experience quit after an investigation into his credentials

A top Trump appointee in the Office of National Drug Control Policy will step down after The Washington Post revealed the 24-year-old’s lack of experience and misrepresentations on his resume. Taylor Weyeneth has no experience with drug policy, government service, or law, unlike his predecessors in previous administrations. The office’s […]
A 24-year-old Trump appointee who held a top drug policy job despite having no relevant experience quit after an investigation into his credentials