Summarizing the New York Times, White House, and Washington Post Debates on Federal Cannabis Legalization
Published on 8/4/14
Over the weekend, The New York Times made waves when their Editorial Board released their six-part series calling for the end of cannabis prohibition. Running from July 26 to August 5, the series covers their position on cannabis, states’ rights, the high amount of cannabis arrests, the history of the federal government’s cannabis ban, scientific health studies, track records, and regulation.
Shortly after the debut of this editorial series, the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy issued a formal response to The New York Times’ call for the federal legalization of cannabis. And shortly afterthat, The Washington Post laced up their gloves and entered the ring to criticize the White House’s rebuttal to the NYT piece.