U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs

Along with “murderers and rapists,” President Donald Trump would have you believe that his famed and heretofore mythical wall on the U.S.’s border with Mexico will keep imported drugs out of the country.

Like so much else the president says, this is not true—and won’t be true, whether the wall is 100 feet high or a thousand or constructed out of concrete or an impenetrable force field. Continue reading “U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs”

Florida Pot Monopoly Compared to a ‘Cartel’

Medical marijuana in the state of Florida is a real-life game of Monopoly, but one where a few players already have all the properties in hand before the first die is thrown.

While other states where cannabis is legal allow for competition among those who produce and sell medical marijuana—a lucrative position to be in, we’re told time and again—Florida allows a mere seven companies to hold the exclusive rights to produce and sell all the cannabis in the state. Continue reading “Florida Pot Monopoly Compared to a ‘Cartel’”