Saturday, March 2, 2024

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Colombia President Compares Drug War To Riding A Stationary Bike

The nation of Colombia has been fighting —and losing — the Drug War. And, like the US, Colombia is changing its approach to the issue.

DOJ Admits Serious Errors In Kettle Falls Five Prosecution

The 2012 arrest and 2015 prosecution of five Washington medical marijuana growers seemed especially egregious, but the Kettle Falls Five fallout continues.

Investigation: Drug Court Rehabs Survive On Forced Labor

The worst day of Brad McGahey’s life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison.

What Does White Supremacy Have To Do With Marijuana Laws?

President Donald Trump’s defense of nationalist groups in the wake of Charlottesville is shocking, but not really surprising.

Just The Facts: The Link Between Marijuana Policy And Racism

What is the link between marijuana policy and racism? Firstly, the drug war always was and continues to be a tool of racial oppression.

Here’s Why Cops Hate The War On Drugs As Much As We Do

The United States has been waging a war on drugs for nearly 50 years. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on this long failed campaign.

Blacks And Latinos Comprise 85% Of Marijuana Arrests In NYC

The Marijuana Arrests Research Project shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by high racial disparities.

Study: Putting People In Jail Will Not Keep Them Off Drugs

As America's opioid abuse crisis escalates, some are extolling the virtues of a "Tough On Crime" agenda and calling for more jail time for drug offenders.
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