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Jeb Bush Torn Between Being Anti-MMJ and Pro-States' Rights

By Victoria Kim

The former governor of Florida looks wishy-washy in his attempt to play both sides of the issue. MORE  

A Lifelong Liberal Walks Out of a Bar

By Christopher Dale

How Alcoholics Anonymous Affected My Politics MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Flappy Bird creator vows less addiction, online gambling revenues down in NJ, British teens caught smoking meth on tram, and 'Captain America' LSD seized in Dublin. MORE  

The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Don't Look Now: The Right is Leading the Way To Saner Drug Policies

By Edmund Newton

After years of intolerance, some leading conservatives and red states are now edging past liberals to reform zero-tolerance drug laws to favor treatment over prison. MORE  

To Legalize or Not to Legalize?

By John Brinkley

With Colorado and Washington already allowing recreational use and a public groundswell supporting legalization, should other states follow suit? MORE  

Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

UnVaping: A New Ban Treats E-Cigs the Same as Tobacco. Are They?

By Sarah Peters

Even though science has yet to pass judgement on e-cigarettes, states have started restricting vaping like smoking. MORE  

Conservative Conference-Goers Support Legal Marijuana

By Bryan Le

Shocking as it may be, a majority of attendees at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference actually support the legalization of marijuana. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

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