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The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of  pot.

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The grassroots struggle to free the weed has always been about more than just legalizing pot.

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.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Yesterday, the city took their fight to keep the controversial policy to a federal appeals court—and civil rights advocates pushed back.

Marijuana

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

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Paul Butler used to send people to prison for drugs. Now he supports letting guilty drug offenders go.

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

Blogs

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

Obama has so far granted fewer pardons than any modern US president.

April 21, 2014

While Congress drags its feet, President Obama could make a real difference in the lives of millions of immigrants and their families.

April 18, 2014

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Albuquerque police who use excessive force rarely face any form of accountability.

April 10, 2014