America's war on drugs is the world's war on drugs. And the world's war on drugs is codified and dictated by three international drug conventions.
The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to "ideas worth spreading" and Ethan is a passionate and tireless proponent for restoring sanity and humanity to drug policy: an idea whose time has come.
Even in states with medical marijuana laws, VA clinicians are still forbidden to discuss the benefits of this medicine with their patients.
I sat under the overpass wondering about the destination of the cars that passed below. I was completely without responsibility and also completely wi...
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and D.C., there's no longer any denying that drug policy reform is a mainstream -- and quite urgent -- political demand.
Few people know what it feels like to arrest a man. To hear the click of the handcuffs that so ominously foretells the loss of freedom, citizenship rights and personal potential for years to come.
Imagine learning that your terminal illness could be cured only to be told that you were going to denied access to the medication that could save you. This is precisely the situation facing thousands of people living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
To seal the deal and truly begin to close a harrowingly destructive chapter in American history, voters going to the ballot box Tuesday need to understand how the War on Drugs has failed, in every way, for over forty years.
Below are three reasons why Latinos should vote for elected officials who support ending prohibition, and why we should vote to end prohibition in Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska.
I am new kindergarten mom. I believe in community and wanted to become involved right away. I got lucky and became the coordinator for Red Ribbon Week (RRW). I had a lot to learn, because although RRW has been around since 1980, I really didn't know much about it. I am finding that many people either do not know what it is or they just don't know its importance.
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results concretely in one week?
Today all Mexico resounds with the cry "They took them alive, we want them back alive". If the 43 are ever found, and they are dead (why and where would their abductors be hiding them?), all hell may break loose. Are the president and his cabinet ready for a major upheaval? Police, politicians and judges have been bought off or put into office by the cartels. Mexicans are fed up with living in a pervasive state of corruption and impunity.
Regardless of whether or not it can be considered the Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A., Phoenix has become a hub for illicit activity, with the state serving as the largest drug gateway into America.
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
We must consider the risk involved and make sure the punishment fits the crime. While weak DUI laws clearly jeopardize public safety, overly strict rules or harsh penalties can ruin the lives of innocent drivers who aren't truly impaired.