Matt Welch has written a nice, short, article about how the Raich decision helps enable the government’s addiction to lying about drugs in general and marijuana in particular.
The War on Drugs aggravates me on many levels.
It aggravates me philosophically because it violates individual liberty and responsibility for risk-taking. It’s just wrong to forcibly prevent someone from acting on a considered judgment about what to consume or buy for personal use.
It aggravates me practically because of all of the waste, corruption, liberty infringements, and real crime that come with prohibition. Especially now, when we have genuine security threats to focus on, this misuse of resources to do much more harm than good is particularly infuriating.