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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  

Finally Free: Sobriety After 21 Years in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Longtime Fix columnist Seth Ferranti is out of prison and writing from a halfway house. MORE  

The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. 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  

Terminal Cancer Patient Found Guilty for Growing Marijuana

By Brent McCluskey

Benton Mackenzie is the latest victim of an absurd drug war. MORE  

Former World Leaders Call For End To War On Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While former world leaders called for across-the-board decriminalization, the White House has yet to embrace such measures. MORE  

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