Nation Topics - Drug War and Drug Policy
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The prospects for reforming drug policy have never been so good.
Congress's vote to scale back mandatory sentences for federal crack cocaine offenses was a watershed in the long campaign for better drug policy.
America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.
Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.
The drug war has been waged not only on traffickers and users but on liberty and equality.
The problem with the drug war in Mexico is not that it's unfunded. It's unwinnable.
Despite the defeat of Proposition 19, growers in California are expanding a profitable system for cultivating pot.
Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains.
The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus.