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A Blow to the States-Rights Argument For Legal Marijuana

There is a case for the federal government to err on the side of restriction and use some of the legal means at its disposal to curb the proliferation of cheap pot.

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Legal Weed in the Green Mountain State?

Despite the opioid crisis, nationwide momentum for marijuana legalization appears to be gathering.

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Liberal Californians Want Legal Weed, Just Not in Their Neighborhoods

Some social libertarians support the idea of legal marijuana in the abstract, but would prefer if most of the dispensaries and habitual users they attract were concentrated in other parts of the state.

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Support for Legal Weed Reaches New High

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.

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California Poised to Legalize Marijuana

The initiative is up by more than 20 points.

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Did Legal Weed Cause the Heroin Epidemic?

A provocative argument in Esquire.

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California’s Bread-and-Circuses Weed Initiative

Moderate marijuana guru Mark Kleiman has harsh words for California’s new pot-legalization initiative.

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A Call for Caution on Marijuana

Enthusiasm for full-fledged marijuana legalization seems to have declined somewhat in the past few years.

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The Underwhelming Pot Moment

Legalization in Colorado hasn’t brought an end to the black market or raised as much tax money as predicted.

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A Drug Bust in Pot-Friendly Colorado

Colorado has busted a ring of pot smugglers who were selling weed out of state. Nearby states where the drug is still illegal will have a hard time managing this black market.

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retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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