The drug war is forty years old this year. It's time to step back and ask ourselves what's the best way to solve the problem we're trying to solve -- how to reduce drug abuse and addiction -- and use the best available evidence to guide us.
It is simply Orwellian for the drug czar to focus on the disproportionate impact of our nation's drug problem on African-American communities without acknowledging the disproportionate racial impact of drug law enforcement.
I have mixed feelings when I hear about Palin and other politicians' drug use. The revelations are beneficial by helping shatter the myth that if you try drugs you are going to be an unproductive person who ruins your life. But the hypocrisy is infuriating.
June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.
Community leaders, drug policy reform advocates and two members of the City Council gave a satirical award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday for making New York City the "Marijuana Arrest Capitol Of The World."
Will cigarettes be illegal in the future? The battle over cigarettes is heating up -- and recent news shows that momentum to criminalize tobacco smoking continues to build in the U.S. and around the world.
It's interesting that in all of the press I've read so far celebrating Ronald Reagan, I have not seen one word about his radical escalation of the drug war -- and the devastating effects that had on our society.
Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and went public with about his medical marijuana use in late 2003. Since then, he has tirelessly campaigned for changes in state and federal laws.