Californians voted overwhelmingly for legalized marijuana last year, in large part because they were tired of onerous restrictions on a relatively innocuous plant. Politicians should respect that vote, and resist their natural instinct to regulate this budding industry into the ground.
When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the country was virtually the only terrorist safe haven in the world. After 16 years of the war on terror, such safe havens have proliferated. Continuing the same policy of endless war will only lead to more of the same.
"Law-abiding tea drinkers and gardeners beware: One visit to a garden store and some loose tea leaves in your trash may subject you to an early-morning, SWAT-style raid, complete with battering ram, bulletproof vests, and assault rifles."
Listening to some of the news coverage, you would have thought that American health and safety standards are non-existent, and Americans are being poisoned en masse by the unscrupulous U.S. food industry.