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The Press Must Reckon With Its Role In The War On Drugs
The press stirred up hysteria about black “junkies” and cheered draconian police responses to crack cocaine.
Fugitive Rafael Caro Quintero Speaks Out On Allegations Of Drug Trafficking
Rafael Caro Quintero, aka “The Prince,” is a fugitive on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list. The alleged leader of the world’s most powerful drug cartel gave an interview while hiding.
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Sexual Abuse Survivors Deserve Help, Not Punishment
A staggering number of incarcerated women are victims of childhood sexual abuse.
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Trump Plans To Nominate White House Aide Jim Carroll For Drug Czar
Carroll, who currently serves as White House deputy chief of staff, must be confirmed by the Senate.
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The U.S. Military’s Drug Of Choice
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Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million Pentagon watchdog calls out two commands for financial alfeasance
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Seattle To Become Latest City To Erase Past Marijuana Convictions
Washington voters moved to legalize the drug in 2012.
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San Francisco To Dismiss Or Reduce Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions
"San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation."
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When Parents Commit A Crime, It’s Their Kids Who Do The Time
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The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.
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Baltimore Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs In Body Cam Video Indicted
More than 100 prosecutions involving Officer Richard Pinheiro Jr. have been dropped.
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The Drug War Came For Their Families. Now Legal Weed Offers These Women A New Future.
California cities are giving those most affected by the war on drugs a head start in the legal market.
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Amid An Industry Boom, Incarceration For Weed Still Threatens Black Women
Across the country, disparate drug enforcement has guaranteed inequality for years to come.
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There Were More Than 25,000 Homicides In Mexico Last Year, Government Says
The murder rate was the highest in at least 20 years.
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Trump's Deputy Drug Czar Is A 24-Year-Old With A Flimsy Work History
Taylor Weyeneth was fired from a law firm in 2015 for not showing up to work.
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San Francisco Takes A Stand To Protect Sex Workers Who Come Forward About Abuse
Advocates applauded the new policy as the first of its kind in the country.
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Most Americans Oppose Federal Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana
A new poll suggests U.S. prosecutors should proceed cautiously following recent Justice Department guidance on marijuana.
Why Jeff Sessions Hates Stoners (Or Secretly Loves Them)
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The attorney general's coffers are lined by many who stand to benefit from incarcerating cannabis users.
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California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs
It didn't just legalize weed, the state also enacted one of the most progressive criminal justice reforms in the country.
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You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In California
The first state to legalize medical cannabis becomes the most populous to allow recreational use.
Will Blacks Also Get Treatment Not Jail For Opioid Addiction?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
There was mild surprise when the news hit that the opioid death rate among Blacks is fast approaching that of whites. Surprise
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The Holiday Season Can Bring New Obstacles For Addicts, Here's How to Help
By Eric Webber
It's common for addicts to turn to new and old addictions this time of year, but there are ways to help.
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How A Secretive Police Squad Racked Up Kills In Duterte's Drug War
By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall, Reuters
An intimate portrait of how a secretive anti-drug unit mobilized and killed - then vanished to await new orders.
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Drug Users Are Forming Unions To Protect Their Rights And Safety
Self-organized groups of opioid users are working together to stay alive and fight the stigma of drug use -- even if they’re not trying to quit.
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Norway’s Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drug Use
“This is the start of a big rush reform. Now a big effort is being done to switch the system from punishment to help.”
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Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana
“We do big stuff, that’s who we are, that’s how we roll."
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October Was Mexico's Deadliest Month On Record
There has been an average of 69 killings per day in the crisis-torn country this year.
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