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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?

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

Blogs

It's time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the US is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance.

January 4, 2013

The twelve-minute video shows a student joking about the rape victim, a high school classmate, in Steubenveille, Ohio.

January 4, 2013

For Americans who understand the importance of a cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship, 2012 was a disturbing year.

January 3, 2013

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

December 28, 2012

Lincoln ordered the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians for rebellion—but never ordered the execution of Confederate officials or generals.

December 26, 2012

The residents of Westchester and Rockland counties, New York, now have a resource to find out which of their neighbors is packing a gun.

December 26, 2012

Americans are flocking to the stores to hoard weapons in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, and those sales are enriching the NRA.

December 24, 2012

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.

December 21, 2012

Wayne LaPierre failed to offer a reasonable alternative to gun control—and worse, made his opposition seem downright villainish. 

December 21, 2012