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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.

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.

(Reuters/Joshua Lott)

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.

Police tape

How police across the country are using civil asset forfeiture to seize people’s houses, cars and cash to make money for their departments.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

How can the president and Senator Feinstein claim ignorance on the NSA’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

Blogs

Despite increased security programs, school shootings persist.

February 3, 2014

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Lethal injection drug shortages have lawmakers scrambling for alternative execution methods.

January 30, 2014

Following through on a key campaign promise, de Blasio agrees to an inclusive reform process for stop-and-frisk—but does it matter?

January 30, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

Gun violence is a public health issue.

January 27, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights.”

January 24, 2014

Currently commercial marijuana retailers have virtually no access to banks--but Attorney General Eric Holder says that might be about to change.

January 24, 2014