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Medical Marijuana

The discovery of pot’s astonishing medical potential is the most compelling new reason for legalizing the plant.

Medical marijuana products at Canna Pi medical dispensary in Seattle

Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?

The editors of the nation’s most popular pot magazine on its four decades-long fight to end cannabis prohibition.

A former cop, a former prisoner, the daughter of a marijuana caregiver who died in custody and others speak out against the war on cannabis.

Marijuana

Let’s put an end to the “war on drugs” that has ruined so many lives.

Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.

Eric Holder

Obama’s attorney general promised a new approach to criminal justice—but prosecutors can still block meaningful change.

A scene from El Infierno

All wars have their bards, and Mexico’s ongoing narco wars are no exception.

School buses

The school-to-prison pipeline has emerged quickly, but the corrosive effect of criminalizing children will be felt for generations to come.

Marijuana

After election day victories in Colorado and Washington, marijuana legalization activists are gearing up for more.

Blogs

On the day that Len Bias would have turned 50, it is worth remembering how people have used his memory and exploited his death.

November 18, 2013

A new ACLU report shows the staggering number of prisoners serving life without parole. In Louisiana, more than 90 percent are black.

November 13, 2013

It’s time to legalize marijuana. 

November 5, 2013

Join us in calling on President Obama to pardon or commute the sentences of federal prisoners serving excessive sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. 

October 31, 2013

Our endorsement of marijuana legalization comes after decades of questioning the fundamental assumptions of the War on Drugs.

October 26, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

Increased militarization of police forces led to the 7-year-old’s death. It’s time we all recognize that.

June 19, 2013

The story of Weldon Angelos speaks volumes about the unfairness of mandatory minimum sentencing.

January 10, 2013

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.

December 21, 2012

November's victories at the ballot box show the drug war is vulnerable. 

December 10, 2012