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GOP Candidate Walks Back Proposal to Drug Test Officials

By McCarton Ackerman

The Republican Party's candidate for governor in California later claimed that he was kidding about the proposal after being roundly criticized. MORE  

GOP Spreads Fear About Pot Legalization and Traffic Safety

By Paul Gaita

The more states loosen pot laws or legalize altogether, the more congressional Republicans freak out. MORE  

Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

By Paul Gaita

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin. MORE  

Whoa! GOP Votes to Keep Gov't Out of Medical Pot

By Paul Gaita

In a rare display of actual conservatism, the Republican party helped stop government interference into states allowing medical marijuana. MORE  

Republican State Congressman Arrested For DUI

By Shawn Dwyer

Dan Eagle saw his rising star fade a bit after getting arrested for driving under the influence upon leaving a Taco Bell and blowing a red light in Tallahassee. MORE  

Republican Gov. Rick Perry Calls For More Lenient Drug Punishments

By McCarton Ackerman

In something of a shocker, the hard-right governor from Texas took a slight turn toward the left in showing support for less punitive punishment for drug offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 17, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Conservatives in Congress push for pot reform, smoking slashes real estate value, and Milwakee Brewers pitcher arrested for drunk driving. MORE  

Dear Mr. President: A Modest Proposal

By Susan E. Foster

No need to debate this: Treating addiction as a disease is America’s greatest single opportunity to reduce costs to taxpayers, improve health and reduce crime. MORE  

The Drug War Debate the Pols Want to Stifle

By Tony O'Neill

The Huffington Post's "Shadow Conventions" tackle subjects the Republicans and Democrats dodge. Here's a quick guide to a feast of drug-war reading. MORE  

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