Positive T.A. Nelson, a former seven-term senator and the current Commissioner of Agriculture of the U.S. Virgin Islands tried several times to pass legislation legalizing medical cannabis before he was ultimately successful this past January. After a long-fought battle, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. finally signed into law the Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Care Act.

In 1994, the disgraced former aide to Richard Nixon and a key figure in the Watergate scandal John Ehrlichman made a startling admission about the War on Drugs to writer and reporter Dan Baum —startling not so much for its content, which many had long suspected, but for the nonchalant attitude in which Ehrlichman delivered it.