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Rahm Emanuel Catching Flak for Wanting to Soften Drug Penalties

By Desiree Bowie

The Mayor of Chicago has ruffled the feathers of suburban law enforcement over a proposal to lessen punishment for low-level drug offenders. MORE  

Philadelphia Decriminalizes It

By Shawn Dwyer

Those possessing 30 grams or less in the City of Brotherly Love will get nothing more than a $25 fine. MORE  

Chicago Mayor Pushing For Relaxed Drug Laws Statewide

By McCarton Ackerman

Not just content with marijuana, Rahm Emanuel wants to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of all controlled substances. MORE  

Former World Leaders Call For End To War On Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While former world leaders called for across-the-board decriminalization, the White House has yet to embrace such measures. MORE  

Liberal Democrats Push to Decriminalize Drug Use in UK

By Brent McCluskey

Party leaders laid out their vision for the next parliament, which includes making sure first time drug offenders don't go to prison. MORE  

World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ronnie Brewer pleads not guilty in DUI case, South Carolina voters vote yea on medical marijuana, and man arrested for drunk sexting police officer. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

Sen. Schumer seeks to crack down on "academic doping," Southern pastors want to decriminalize drug use, and Paul McCartney smells weed on-stage at Bonnaroo. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 10, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Calls to decriminalize drugs dominate HIV conference, marijuana vending machines may become industry norm, and Erin Brockovich is arrested on suspicion of drunk boating. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 24, 2013

By Victoria Kim

"Real life Walter White" busted in Boston, new anti-depressant is related to "Special K" party drug, and sex addiction diagnosis sparks controversy. MORE  

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