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Avinash Tharoor
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Avinash Tharoor is a freelance journalist and an intern at the Drug Policy Alliance.

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Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses

(10) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 2:53 PM

In the past few weeks, violence in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been rapidly escalating. The government's inability to deal with the powerful cartels has led to citizens taking the law into their own hands -- by forming armed vigilante groups. The bloodshed caused by this development has...

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5 Things We Can Learn From New Zealand's Innovative Law to Regulate New Drugs

(11) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 6:25 PM

New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced.

While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in reforming marijuana policy, New Zealand focused on newer, less-known substances. In July,...

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