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Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

By Paul Gaita

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts. MORE  

Pope Francis Slams Drug Legalization

By McCarton Ackerman

While he opposes legalization, the Pope remains compassionate towards addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Macaulay Culkin denied kazoo solo by beer-throwing fans, Reagan judicial appointee says legalize drugs, and man named Justin Bieber arrested for public intoxication. MORE  

Why Health Insurance Still Won’t Cover Medical Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite growing mainstream acceptance, marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug keeps it from being covered by insurance for people who need it most. MORE  

Should “Entertainment” Drugs Be Legalized?

By Elliott Morss

US efforts to curtail illicit drug use dwarf those of all other countries combined. They are not working. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Are Against Legalizing Other Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While support for legal marijuana has grown in recent years, most people remain staunchly opposed to harder drugs being legalized. MORE  

Black Market Weed Still Popular in Colorado, At Least for Now

By Shawn Dwyer

Due to high prices, low supplies, and municipal bans, Colorado’s pot smokers are still turning to illicit sellers. MORE  

Anti-Medical Marijuana Politician Busted With Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

NY State Assemblyman Steve Katz preaches against pot, but practices possession. MORE  

This Week in Weed

By Tony O'Neil

It's been a frantic few days for marijuana reformers and their opponents across several states. MORE  

Colombia Plans to Decriminalize Ecstasy

By Ben Feuerherd

In its efforts to combat trafficking, the country considers legalizing "personal doses" of synthetic drugs. MORE  

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