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5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Holder Seeking Reduced Sentences for Prisoners Held on Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

The attorney general's latest proposal falls in line with a wider goal of pulling back on the drug war. MORE  

Justice Department to Reduce Federal Drug Sentences

By Paul Gaita

Eric Holder seeks to reform the criminal justice system by focusing on national security and financial crimes while reducing the overburdened prisoner population. MORE  

Attorney General to Open Banking to Pot Business

By Shawn Dwyer

In a recent speech, Eric Holder said he was open to new regulations to allow banks to conduct business with marijuana retailers, though he declined to offer specifics. MORE  

Howard Josepher, Recovery Rebel

By Sally Chew

Before getting clean, "Howie" was a junkie with a gun, dealing and stealing. Since the '80s, his nonprofit has helped thousands of the neediest addicts—even if he had to break the rules along the way. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 31, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia snubs the US in their fight against drugs, Washington State is looking for a qualified pot consultant, and A-Rod faces new doping allegations. MORE  

Can Washington Keep the Lid on Legal Pot?

By Ben Feuerherd

The state's ability to keep weed within its borders could impact the future of legalization. MORE  

America's Top 5 Street Drugs

By Jeff Deeney

The 2011 data on America's most abused street drugs has just come in, and some of the names on the list will surprise you. MORE  

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