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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

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

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

Trial attorneys never saw key evidence proving Jonathan Fleming was in Florida when the murder he was alleged to commit occurred.

April 9, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

A lawsuit against ICE claimed that immigrant detainees were placed in isolation in retaliation to their hunger strike, a violation of their free speech rights.

April 4, 2014

“Americans support the death penalty, but don’t want to know how the sausage is made."

April 3, 2014