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Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.
How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.
By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.
Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?
While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.
Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.
Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.
In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.
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