In an article over at CNN.com, I discuss a new study that confirms that the war on drugs is an expensive failure.
One indisputable achievement of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which overthrew a regime that alternately cracked down on opium production and profited from it, was an enormous increase in drug seizures.
Drugs are getting cheaper - and purity is increasing
The "war on drugs" has not been won, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations on Tuesday, exhorting the world body to add teeth to a special session on drugs in 2016.
Last Friday, the White House released its annual score card on other countries' compliance with US drug policy demands, the presidential determination on major drug producing and trafficking countries.
A bill approved by the Assembly and heading to the Senate would give prosecutors flexibility in sentencing for low-level offenses.
A scientist with a rough past explains how he used his life experiences to blow the lid off modern drug research.
On Thursday, a story regarding Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, broke on Gawker. The story began with the following:
Marijuana has long been accused of being a gateway to deadlier vices. But could cannabis be a swinging door that might also lead people away from hard drugs? That’s what this capital city is trying to find out.
As an ex-junkie, I know how harmful addiction is.