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Economic necessity and shifting mores are changing the nation's approach to incarceration.

Is Plan Colombia subsidizing narco-traffickers to cultivate biofuels on stolen lands?

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?

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An examination into our broken cannabis policy is well overdue—and should be about more than just marijuana.

August 4, 2014

The ACLU finds that SWAT teams spend more time kicking down suspected drug offenders’ doors than rescuing hostages or stopping gunmen.

June 24, 2014

Some anti-abortion activists are agreeing with feminists: Tennessee’s new law criminalizing pregnant women is awful. So why did it pass?

April 30, 2014

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

April 21, 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

The proposal would reduce sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers by about a year.

March 13, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

The unlikely allies are leading a push to reform sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders.

March 4, 2014

An internal review of the US Border Patrol raises serious questions about the agency’s use-of-force policy.

February 28, 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