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Trump Plans To Nominate White House Aide Jim Carroll For Drug Czar

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:28:37 -0500

Carroll, who currently serves as White House deputy chief of staff, must be confirmed by the Senate.

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The U.S. Military’s Drug Of Choice

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:53:01 -0500

Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million Pentagon watchdog calls out two commands for financial alfeasance

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Seattle To Become Latest City To Erase Past Marijuana Convictions

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:41:32 -0500

Washington voters moved to legalize the drug in 2012.

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San Francisco To Dismiss Or Reduce Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:54:44 -0500

"San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation."

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When Parents Commit A Crime, It’s Their Kids Who Do The Time

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:46:41 -0500

The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.

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The Drug War Came For Their Families. Now Legal Weed Offers These Women A New Future.

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:46:22 -0500

California cities are giving those most affected by the war on drugs a head start in the legal market.

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Amid An Industry Boom, Incarceration For Weed Still Threatens Black Women

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:18:50 -0500

Across the country, disparate drug enforcement has guaranteed inequality for years to come.

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Trump's Deputy Drug Czar Is A 24-Year-Old With A Flimsy Work History

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:10:16 -0500

Taylor Weyeneth was fired from a law firm in 2015 for not showing up to work.

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San Francisco Takes A Stand To Protect Sex Workers Who Come Forward About Abuse

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:56:49 -0500

Advocates applauded the new policy as the first of its kind in the country.

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Most Americans Oppose Federal Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:01:23 -0500

A new poll suggests U.S. prosecutors should proceed cautiously following recent Justice Department guidance on marijuana.

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Why Jeff Sessions Hates Stoners (Or Secretly Loves Them)

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:09:50 -0500

The attorney general's coffers are lined by many who stand to benefit from incarcerating cannabis users.

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California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:40:15 -0500

It didn't just legalize weed, the state also enacted one of the most progressive criminal justice reforms in the country.

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You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In California

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 06:00:13 -0500

The first state to legalize medical cannabis becomes the most populous to allow recreational use.

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Will Blacks Also Get Treatment Not Jail For Opioid Addiction?

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:24:24 -0500

There was mild surprise when the news hit that the opioid death rate among Blacks is fast approaching that of whites. Surprise

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How A Secretive Police Squad Racked Up Kills In Duterte's Drug War

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:55:17 -0500

An intimate portrait of how a secretive anti-drug unit mobilized and killed - then vanished to await new orders.

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Drug Users Are Forming Unions To Protect Their Rights And Safety

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:46:03 -0500

Self-organized groups of opioid users are working together to stay alive and fight the stigma of drug use -- even if they’re not trying to quit.

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Norway’s Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drug Use

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:28:42 -0500

“This is the start of a big rush reform. Now a big effort is being done to switch the system from punishment to help.”

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Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:20:11 -0500

“We do big stuff, that’s who we are, that’s how we roll."

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October Was Mexico's Deadliest Month On Record

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:01 -0500

There has been an average of 69 killings per day in the crisis-torn country this year.

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In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:09:06 -0500

Some states have made it possible for people to hide past convictions for possession, cultivation and manufacture of marijuana

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Letting Them Die: The Stigma Of Heroin Addiction And The Expanding Epidemic

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:30:33 -0500

Nobody knows better than the mother of a heroin addict that stigma breeds death.

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Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:52:01 -0500

The DEA had previously tried to ban it. Now the FDA is leading the charge.

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The '20-Armed Octopus': Deconstructing The Opioid Epidemic

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:26:27 -0500

Dr. Abigail Zavod, when speaking about the opioid crisis during a grand rounds presentation at Dartmouth, likened it to a

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