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War on Drugs Failure

Carly Schwartz

America's War On Drugs Has Failed. This Program Might Be The Solution. | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

Busting Sonoma County's Secret War on Weed

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Jonathan Greenberg

On April 3, 2015, Sonoma County's secret war on marijuana confronted an unprecedented roadblock. A freedom flash mob had gathered, overfilling a courtroom and packing the hallway outside. Nearly 100 upstanding citizens had taken off work that morning for Yarrow Kubrin.

Children at the Border Are Not a Crisis for Americans

Benjamin Powell | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Powell

The unaccompanied children arriving on our Southwest border are not causing an immigration crisis for Americans. Politicians, as usual, are sensationalizing the facts for their own partisan agendas.

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Those advocating for denying entry to the Central American children cite the tremendous costs involved. And indeed, in our ongoing economic malaise, with deficits continuing to mount and prospects brightening little for America's own youth, how can the diversion of such enormous resources be justified?

70 Years After the LaGuardia Commission Report on Marijuana: A Symposium on How NY Can Do Better

Julie Netherland | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Julie Netherland

New York, despite the its leadership on reducing the numbers of people behind bars and making significant reforms to the Rockefeller Drug Laws in 2009, remains hopelessly behind when it comes to marijuana policy.

Latin America Builds Momentum Against U.S.-Backed Drug War

Laura Carlsen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

With even drug war ally Mexico challenging the drug war, the gauntlet is thrown. The first to pick it up will have to be the U.S. government, but that seems unlikely to happen.

Saki Knafo

Yet Another Study Proves The War On Drugs Is Failing | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

It’s one of the signal images of the global drug war: a team of triumphant law-enforcement officers posing for the TV cameras with a pile of the ill...

Sequester the Drug War: Drug Control Spending and the Opportunity to Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad

Leo Beletsky | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Leo Beletsky

By slashing anti-drug programs we know are not working, we can save hundreds of billions, while also reducing the collateral human costs of these programs at home and abroad.

Racism's Hidden History in the War on Drugs

Judge Frederic Block | Posted 03.05.2013 | Crime
Judge Frederic Block

In 1909 Congress made opium smoking a federal offense by enacting the Anti-Opium Act. It reinforced Chinese racism by carving out an exception for drinking and injecting tinctures of opiates that were popular among whites.

Mike Sacks

WATCH: Michael Steele Calls War On Drugs The 'New Segregation' | Mike Sacks | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

The drug war is a failure, but we'll be hard pressed to hear any national leader pushing meaningful reform. As part of HuffPost Live's Shadow Conventi...

Politicians Ignore Failed 'War on Drugs' at Their (and Our) Peril

Leonard Frieling | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Leonard Frieling

Opposing the war on drugs is often portrayed as a liberal issue. But it is also a conservative issue for anyone who champions classic "republican" values.

Alex Becker

Gov. Christie: War On Drugs 'A Failure' | Alex Becker | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has become the latest leader to condemn the now 40-year-old war on drugs. "The war on drugs, while...

Author and Legal Scholar, Michelle Alexander, Talks About The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 07.09.2012 | Black Voices
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Author and legal scholar, Michelle Alexander, has written a powerful and highly acclaimed, well-researched book titled, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Author and Legal Scholar, Michelle Alexander, Talks about the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Author and legal scholar, Michelle Alexander, has written a powerful and highly acclaimed, well-researched book titled, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

WATCH: Cook County Board President Says War On Drugs 'Has Failed'

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

At a rally on Friday, the chief executive of the second-most populous county in the nation declared that the 40-year-old war on drugs "has failed" in ...