Lessons from the Failed War on Drugs

February 22, 2013 in News

Der Spiegel | The global war on drugs has cost billions and taken countless lives — but achieved little. The scant results finally have politicians and experts joining calls for legalization.

Drug Laws To Be Discussed by U.S. and Latin American Officials In Davos

January 25, 2013 in News

Fox News | U.S. and Latin America officials met this week to assess the regional impact of drug legalization laws enacted in Washington and Colorado. Representatives from Mexico and Colombia and Costa Rica met with U.S. counterparts at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Two State Representatives in Texas Aim To Decriminalize Marijuana

January 25, 2013 in News

Dallas Observer | Naishtat’s bill wouldn’t make medical marijuana legal per se. It would simply decriminalize it by removing the penalties for those caught using or prescribing it…

Thanks to Newly-Elected Mayor Filner, San Diego Sees Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition

January 16, 2013 in News

Los Angeles Times | At the order of newly elected Mayor Bob Filner, the city is dropping all legal efforts aimed at forcing marijuana dispensaries out of business.

Mexico Sees Booming Prison System, Emulating Drug-Related Incarceration Rates in U.S.

January 15, 2013 in News

InSight Crime | The first ever survey of inmates in Mexico’s federal penitentiaries paints a picture of a booming prison population fed by the drug trade, and a corrupt and unresponsive justice system.

Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large?

January 10, 2013 in News

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