DRUG WAR

Jeffrey Miron, CNN Nov 20 2014
Following the liberal footsteps of Colorado and Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia passed ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana this month.
Dana Larsen, Cannabis Culture Nov 19 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - In the 1920s, Maclean's magazine and other media portrayed opium and marijuana as tools used by Chinese and blacks to snare white women and dominate the white race.
Nov 14 2014
POT TV - Ethan Nadelmann, founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, gives a scathing review of the drug war at TED Talks.
Phillip Smith, Stop the Drug War Nov 10 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - More than 1.5 million people were arrested for drug offenses in the US last year, and more than 693,000 of those for marijuana offenses.
Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post Nov 6 2014
Today, the FBI seized the Darknet market Silk Road 2.0 and arrested its alleged operator, Blake Benthall.
Phillip Smith, Stop the Drug War Nov 3 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - Federal drug sentencing reforms adopted earlier this year by the US Sentencing Commission went into effect today.
Christopher Ingram, The Washington Post Oct 28 2014
The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Yaara Bou Melhem, SBS Oct 27 2014
They are unlikely first responders to Islamic militants, but heavily armed cannabis farmers who once fought against the Lebanese army are now turning their weapons elsewhere.
The Washington Post, Christopher Ingraham Oct 16 2014
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
The Huffington Post Oct 10 2014
Last year we learned of three incidents in New Mexico in which motorists pulled over for moving violations were subjected to forced anal cavity searches

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