Prohibition

Illinois Expunges Over Half a Million Past Marijuana Convictions Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey Illinois expunged over 500,000 past marijuana convictions in 2020 despite federal prohibition. Illinois legalized marijuana by a legislative act in 2019 and the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law also created a process for expunging low-level marijuana convictions. Under the law, nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for…

The “Expert Consensus” Also Favored Alcohol Prohibition

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research, Most people today regard America’s experiment with alcohol prohibition as a national embarrassment, rightly repealed in 1933. So it will be with the closures and lockdowns of 2020, someday.  In 1920, however, to be for the repeal of the prohibition that was passed took…