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Cuomo Calls for Marijuana Law Reform

By Ben Feuerherd

New York's Governor wants to change laws that "stigmatize" people of color. MORE  

David Cameron: UK Drug Laws Are "Just Fine"

By McCarton Ackerman

The British Prime Minister rejects lawmakers' plea to consider radical drug policy reform. MORE  

Sir Richard Branson: US Drug Policy Is Racist

By McCarton Ackerman

The British billionaire slams the US War on Drugs for targeting African Americans. MORE  

Austerity Could Crush Portugal's Drug Program

By Tony O'Neill

Portugal's successful example of treating drug addiction as a health problem, instead of a matter for the police, is threatened by cuts. MORE  

US Drug Czar: "Legalization Is Not the Answer"

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Gil Kerlikowske says pot legalization won't solve our drug problem—but neither will "locking everyone up." MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 20, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Marijuana before pregnancy may double the risk of premature birth, decriminalization decreases drug usage in Portugal, and Russell Brand relapses, sexually. MORE  

Morgan Freeman Slams Pot Prohibition

By McCarton Ackerman

The beloved American actor says says making marijuana illegal is the "stupidest law possible." MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 13, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Russians are horrified by their drug abuse epidemic, insurers pay big markups as doctors dispense drugs, and the Rolling Stones survive a half-century of partying. MORE  

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

Anyone caught with small amounts of cocaine or marijuana in Colombia will no longer be detained or prosecuted. MORE  

Chicago Decriminalizes Pot

By Chrisanne Grise

Starting in August, anyone caught with small amounts of marijuana will face a fine rather than an arrest. MORE  

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