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California Reduces Drug Possession to Misdemeanor With Prop 47

By McCarton Ackerman

Voters overwhelmingly supported what could be the first significant blow to the failed war on drugs. MORE  

UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs. MORE  

Mexican Mayor Responsible for Disappearance of Students Had Ties to Drug Cartel

By Victoria Kim

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria have been fugitives since late September. MORE  

Women Prisoners Are the Unspoken Casualties of the War on Drugs

By Paul Gaita

The United States has a third of the world's incarcerated women behind bars. MORE  

After $7.6 Billion, U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan A Stunning Failure

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that Afghan farmers produced a record amount of opium last year. MORE  

California Proposition Could Reduce Non-Violent Drug Felonies To Misdemeanors

By McCarton Ackerman

If approved, Proposition 47 could cause a tidal wave of reform that would see the release of tens of thousands while saving hundreds of millions per year. MORE  

Study Finds African-Americans Less Likely To Sell Drugs, More Likely To Get Arrested

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite whites being more likely to sell drugs, African-Americans are being sent to prison for drug offenses at much higher rates. MORE  

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  

What Should America Do About Drug Use?

By Tony Newman

The drug war is a shameful, inhumane disaster. Here's a better way for the U.S. to address drug use. MORE  

Drug Dealer Civil Liability Act Ruled Unconstitutional

By John Lavitt

Despite being on the books since 1994, the law remained untested until a lawsuit was filed in 2013. MORE  

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