Tammy C. Ayres and Yvonne Jewkes (Leicester): The Haunting Spectacle of Crystal Meth: A Media-created Mythology? From FDL, a book salon on Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know by Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, and Angela Hawken. Robert Joe Stout on why government wants the war on drugs to fail. What position should the Church adopt in relation to the use of drugs in society? Joseph Vinson on a Christian defense of decriminalization. Richard Posner calls for legalizing marijuana. The drug laws in this country are broken; something has got to give when we are making federal judges cry in horror at the sentences they have to give. For decades, the government banned medical studies of the effects of LSD — but for one longtime, elite researcher, the promise of mind-blowing revelations was just too tempting. A review of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana by Martin A. Lee (and more). Mike Riggs on the 5 dumbest drug laws in America. Led by the Mexican poet, an historic caravan of victims of the War on Drugs is wending its way through the US. If you're looking for a war to oppose it should be the drug war in Mexico. Research suggests heavy use of cannabis at young age may lower intelligence.