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New Task Force Takes On Unfair Drug Laws

By Sarah Beller

Investigations into "overcriminalization" in federal law could lead to drug policy reform. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 15, 2013

By The Fix staff

Guatemala considers legalizing drugs, a first-time DUI costs up to $16,000 in California, and Moonshiners star arrested for public drunkenness. MORE  

Did Big Tobacco Spawn the Tea Party?

By Ben Feuerherd

The "grassroots" movement was the calculated effort of tobacco companies to fight taxes and regulation, a study claims. 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  

Pot Dispensary Owner Gets 10 Years

By Ben Feuerherd

Federal and state law clash over a California dispensary owner who "manipulated" the system. MORE  

How New Gun Laws Could Impact Drug Cartels

By Hunter R. Slaton

Would tighter US restrictions on assault weapons cut violence in Mexico? MORE  

Washington Celebrates First Day of Legal Pot

By Bryan Le

Hundreds of stoners count down to a midnight smokeout. But legal pot is still a legal headache. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 21, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

UN official wants the feds to challenge legal pot, drunk patients more likely to survive ER visits, and Steve-O was a "semi-famous drug-addicted male slut." MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 14, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Tennis considers anti-doping tests, feds and states tangle over pot legalization, and Richie Sambora talks about his booze and painkiller abuse. MORE  

Street Gang MS-13 Joins the Big Leagues

By McCarton Ackerman

The US moves to halt the deadly gang's growth by classifying it as a "transnational criminal organization."  MORE  

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