Fentanyl and the Republican Attack on the…

Many Republicans pretend to care about the Bill of Rights—except when it comes to the drug war. In my recent article, “Why Colorado Should Not Refelonize Fentanyl Possession,” I discussed one of the problems with the effort to reintroduce felony penalties for possession of under four grams of fentanyl: Prosecutors say they want to bust dealers, but they don’t want to be bothered with meeting the legal burden of proving that someone distributed the drug to others. This violates due process (in fact if not according to the courts).

Read →