It’s perhaps no coincidence that America seems to have gone crazy right about the time that cannabis became legal. In our latest April edition, we cover Big Dope, or the alarming power of the cannabis industry. Madeleine Kearns looks at the disturbing health consequences of widespread marijuana consumption as well as the enormous profit-motives that cloud any serious discussion about the downsides. Why worry when the poor can get high and the rich can get richer? We may soon find out. Mary Eberstadt also asks if, given all the other crises plaguing American society, more drugs are what we need.

That’s all strong stuff. And we have plenty more for you to put in your mental pipe and smoke.

— Our lead editorial explains how the border crisis could define Biden’s presidency.

— Roger Kimball calls for a fair trial for disgraced officer Derek Chauvin.

— Kelley Beaucar Vlahos romps through the controversial career of the dark prince Erik Prince.

— Daniel McCarthy analyzes the threat of Big Tech.

Mary Kate Skehan writes a beautiful piece asking if military burn pits caused her brother’s cancer.

— Ed Zotti raises hopes for urban recovery after the pandemic.

Hollie McKay talks about the dangers facing Uighurs in the United States.

Jonathan Miller considers the potential political rise of Éric Zemmour, France’s eccentric answer to Tucker Carlson.

Bridget Phetasy overcomes pandemic fears to go on honeymoon in South Africa.

– And Matt Purple begs to be canceled to enhance his future book sales.

In Books and Arts, Chilton Williamson, Jr., reassesses the legacy of Mark Twain and Peter Tonguette rediscovers Alfred Hitchcock’s genius. In Place, our travel section, Lesley Downer escapes to Seville and Gavin Smith attends the Sundance film festival. In Food and Drink, Calla J. Corner bakes Swedish bread and Jane Stannus celebrates Holy Week. There’s all that and much, much more.

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