Drug use doesn't discriminate, but the war on drug users does.
The scent of criminal justice reform is in the air on Capitol Hill this year. Now, a broad coalition is calling for reforms to be deep and serious.
Adults in Illinois would be able to use small amounts recreational marijuana without fear of jail time under two bills introduced by the General Assembly.
If there's anything you need to know about the impact the war on drugs has on minority communities, it's this chart:
The drug war is a "miserable" failure and the federal government needs to take the lead on reforming marijuana policy, Houston Police Chief Charles McLelland said Friday in a radio interview.
The Post's Sari Horwitz reports that Obama intends to nominate Vanita Gupta, currently director of the ACLU's Center for Justice, to lead the civil rights division of the Justice Department
CANNABIS CULTURE - California Gov. Jerry Brown Sunday signed into law the Fair Sentencing Act, which will undo racial disparities in the sentencing of cocaine offenders under laws passed during the crack cocaine hysteria of the 1980s.
It is legal to smoke marijuana in Seattle, but not to use it or display it in public.
His language reflects a long history of demonizing marginalized communities.
His top cop Bill Bratton seems unaware that pot has been decriminalized... since 1977.