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Japan Tightens Restrictions on “Loophole Drugs”

By Paul Gaita

Despite having some of the strictest drug laws in the world, Japan has seen a rise in the use of synthetic drugs. MORE  

One Simple Way to Save Taxpayers $7B Annually

By Paul Gaita

Giving drug offenders treatment instead of prison time benefits us all. MORE  

Ketamine Users Now Face Jail Time In Britain

By McCarton Ackerman

Thanks to a number of overdose deaths every year, Ketamine has now been classified in Britain as a Class B drug. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

FDA approves new drug to treat opioid addiction, MLB umpire fired over failed drug test, and a Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking pot as a teenager. MORE  

How Far Can Ethan Nadelmann Push America’s Drug Laws?

By Will Godfrey

The leader of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with The Fix about legalizing marijuana, harm reduction and the 12 Steps, psychedelic revelations and decriminalizing all drug possession. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 19, 2013

By Bryan Le

Moderate drinking during pregnancy may not hurt the baby, US adult smoking rate dips to 18%, and Miley Cyrus says marijuana is way safer than booze. MORE  

Proof That the War on Marijuana Is Racist

By McCarton Ackerman

New statistics from the ACLU show how pot arrests disproportionately target African Americans across all 50 states. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Spike in drug-dependent babies worries hospitals, death of town drunk devastates local cops, and marijuana vending machines will soon sweep the nation. MORE  

No More Deportation for Minor Pot Charges

By Ben Feuerherd

The Supreme Court sides with an immigrant who was "wrongly" deported for possession of three joints. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 19, 2013

By The Fix staff

Obama's drug czar attacks marijuana legalization, Los Zetas drug cartel seeks to recruit Americans, and Amanda Knox was smoking pot the night of her roommate's murder. MORE  

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Christophe de Margerie was killed on October 20 when a snow plow collided with his private jet.

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Synthetic 'Spice' Wreaking Havoc Across Russia

Use of the popular synthetic weed has spread across the globe, causing the same problems overseas as it does in the U.S.

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Islamic State Reportedly Using Drug Trade To Fund Operations

Despite drugs being expressly forbidden, the Islamic militants may have seized upon trafficking routes once used by Al-Qaeda.

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