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The national media have invented a drug-related crime wave that officials and local journalists say just isn't happening.

Drug prohibition and unregulated guns gave us the Mexican drug wars.

The change in leadership at the New York state level seems poised to make a dramatic change to the state's Rockefeller Drug Laws.

The escalating war near America's southern border is driving embattled Mexicans to seek safety in the United States. What if the tide of violence follows them?

A look at President Obama's nominee for 'drug czar' with the Bruce Mirken from the Marijuana Policy Project.

Dope smokers take heart at Obama's stance on medical marijuana.

New York activists who oppose the state's repressive drug laws are optimistic about the new political landscape but unsure of whether politicians will embrace the necessary radical reforms.

Drug-related violence tearing Mexican society apart. Is America next?

Casting himself as tough on school crime as election day nears, Kentucky
Republican Representative Geoff Davis is pushing a measure that puts the
constitutional right of students at risk.

The drug war is the heir to Jim Crow: a form of widespread, legalized
discrimination.

Blogs

The New York Times columnist fails to understand how the war on drugs disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. 

January 14, 2014

David Brooks’s blinkered pot column shows how our elites are shielded from the consequences of the war on drugs. 

January 3, 2014

It is time to recognize that penalty and punishment are wrong responses—for congressmen and for SNAP recipients.

November 21, 2013

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