Stories by Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason and the author of "For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health" (Free Press) and "Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use" (Tarcher/Putnam). subscribe to Jacob Sullum's feed

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: Reason

What can today’s crusaders against prohibition learn from their predecessors who ended the alcohol ban?

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source:

A laughable op-ed appears in the LA Times.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2005, Source: Reason

The feds don't want to take the chance that Uniao do Vegetal will do for ayahuasca what Timothy Leary did for LSD.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2005, Source: Reason

Misconceptions about pain treatment could put a doctor in prison for life.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2005, Source: Reason

Police used to need probable cause to search the trunk of your car. Now, thanks to the Supreme Court, all they need is a dog.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2005, Source: Reason

The Supreme Court's expansion of judicial sentencing discretion could provoke a dangerous congressional backlash.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2005, Source: Reason

The federal government's misinformation campaign encourages people to think smokeless tobacco is just as dangerous as cigarettes.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2004, Source: Reason

The vast majority of people who use drugs – even such reputedly powerful substances as heroin and crack – never become addicts. But tell that to the anti-vice crusaders.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2004, Source: Reason

By prosecuting William Hurwitz for trusting his patients too much, the government is criminalizing the sort of mistake doctors already are so keen to avoid that they routinely turn away or undertreat patients in pain.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2004, Source: Seed Magazine

Just as antismoking activists compare tobacco to crack and heroin, the hopes of nicotine 'vaccine' promoters move easily from cigarettes to illegal drugs.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2004, Source: Reason

The government's latest anti-pot propaganda warns that today's marijuana is 'twice as strong' as the pot of the mid-1980s. However, there's little reason to believe stronger pot is worse for you.