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Drug Treatment Court Participation Down

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

If substance use disorder, misuse of drugs and alcohol along with the rising overdose rate is viewed as a health crisis why are drug policies still seeking solutions within the criminal justice system?

Save America's Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Our smart, savvy urban youth know it's tough to get a job, and know they can make real money selling drugs -- and most of them have never been taught anything about legal entrepreneurship.

Mexican Ex-Governor Hears His Fate In Money Laundering Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A former governor of a Mexican state who admitted to conspiring to launder money in a New York drug case was sentenced Friday to just unde...

How to Lie With Statistics

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Crime
Amanda Reiman

Although the outcome of a recent study was framed as, "Marijuana is the drug most often linked to crime in the United States," a closer look reveals the roots of old school reefer madness.

The Drug War Is Over, and We Lost

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

What could possibly be the federal government's objection to letting the public know that about the health benefits of medical marijuana?

Is Marijuana Responsible For California's Drop In Youth Crime?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco

Between 2010 and 2011, California experienced a drastic 20 percent decrease in juvenile crime--bringing the underage crime rate to the lowest level si...

Alaska Teen Injected With Heroin Passes Away

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska teenager allegedly injected with heroin by a 26-year-old man died Thursday, almost a week after suffering the drug over...

Obama Drug Policy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Rafael Lemaitre | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Rafael Lemaitre

There is no simple, straightforward fix to America's drug problem. Successfully combating this social challenge requires an approach that blends drug treatment, smart law enforcement and alternatives to incarceration.

'Loose Change' Producer Arrested For Dealing Heroin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ONEONTA, N.Y. — A producer of a documentary alleging conspiracy theories behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been arrested on drug charges...

Nearly 10,000 tons of marijuana found on Houston's eastside

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Drug agents and police are searching for the smugglers of nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana seized on Houston's eastside, a U.S. Immigration and Custo...

Breaking Our Addiction to Prison

Gen. Barry McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gen. Barry McCaffrey

It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Drug Courts work. Drug Courts significantly reduce drug abuse and crime and do so at less expense than any other justice strategy.