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(Doug Chayka)

The fight against marijuana prohibition must put racial justice at the center.

(Reuters/John Gress/Files)

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

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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.

Blogs

Eric on the amazing range of Cecile McLorin Salvant and Reed on why Samuel Alito is still an asshole.

June 28, 2013

Time for some fun, before more hard work begins.

June 28, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act by striking down Section 4. But the war against voting rights began long before the Court's radical decision.

June 27, 2013

Just hours after Wendy Davis’s filibuster of a repressive anti-abortion bill, the state executed its 500th inmate since 1976.

June 27, 2013

Hundreds celebrated the overturning of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013

Justices Roberts and Scalia believe the Court should defer to Congress on DOMA but not the VRA.

June 26, 2013

If so, the secret cat is out of the proverbial bag.

June 25, 2013

In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.

June 25, 2013

Some members of Congress want not only to fix what the Supreme Court did, but expand the Voting Rights Act further. 

June 25, 2013

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

June 25, 2013