Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong
In recent years an international movement to reform global narcotic...
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Peace is not simple and setbacks are inevitable. But a new generation of Colombians has an enormous stake in making peace prevail. And so does the international community as last night's announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to President Santos so clearly demonstrates.
Although many believe that marijuana has essentially been legal in California because it was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996 - it's not legal yet.
Clinton And Trump Debate On Bitter Ayotzinapa Anniversary
Rights advocates will need to mobilize no matter who wins election.
The first debate betwee...
Black and brown people are routinely targeted with gross impunity and cruelty by law enforcement and the drug war invariably plays a huge role in the problem.
The DEA's recent move to prohibit and criminalize kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, shows us just how far we are from the drug war's ultimate demise.
Donald Trump going to Mexico could have had a certain "Nixon goes to China" flavor about it, and he actually was getting some good reviews for crossing the very low bar of "not totally embarrassing himself or his country" -- at least for the first few hours. Then he went to Phoenix, and Mr. Hyde came back out.
Civil asset forfeiture has become a big source of revenue for many state and local law enforcement agencies across the country.
“I just heard that the DEA isn’t going to reschedule medical marijuana. What’s up with that?”
That’s right. As far as Un...
The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.
I never realized that testifying before Congress could be so much fun!
If the drug war were truly about going after drug users and eradicating consumption, white communities would see the same levels of criminalization as communities of color -- but they have not.
In the last few years, as the consequences of opioid use have become more recognized among whites--so widespread this is now considered an epidemic--reforms for drug policies have finally been considered.
Former President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs" 45 years ago today. His primary motivation was to go after anti-war protesters and...
Nation states and drug cartels are not the only powerful institutional actors in the international community. Transnational civil society networks can also be powerful, which is why some member states discourage them.