NYPD Enforcement Of Low-Level Offenses Accounts For Huge Department Expenditures, Racial Disparities

By Drug Policy Alliance. -

New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD’s policing activities and [...]

Calculating The Damage From A Century Of Drug Prohibition

By Alfred W. McCoy, Tomdispatch.com -

We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, [...]

Dan Bigg, Revolutionary Of Harm Reduction Movement, Dies

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

A colleague of mine, Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance, died on August 21 at his home. Bigg was at the forefront of bringing harm reduction into practice in the United States. The Fix [...]

Will Mexico’s New Leader Reshape Its Drug Policies?

By Julia Barajas, Cannabiswire.com -

Mexico’s next president will take office at the end of 2018, and among the many big puzzles he must solve is how to deal with the nation’s dangerous and powerful illegal drug trade. He has been [...]

8 Things That Happen When We Legalize Marijuana

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and [...]

New Threat To Reducing Prison Population & Progress On Drug War

By Mike Lillis, www.thehill.com -

By Mike Lillis for The Hill - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door [...]

Women Imprisoned Under Drug War Speak Out Against Sessions’ Policy

By Victoria Law, www.truth-out.org -

By Victoria Law for Truthout - In the federal prison in California, Michelle West described people standing in front of the television in shock this past Friday as they learned about Attorney [...]

DEA Refuses To Reschedule Marijuana

By Tony Newman, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Tony Newman for Drug Policy Alliance - Today, the DEA announced that it was not rescheduling marijuana, in effect refusing to recognize marijuana's medicinal benefits. But in what is viewed as [...]

DOJ Suspends Asset Seizures

By Jessica Desvarieux, www.therealnews.com -

By Jessica Desvarieux for The Real News - On December 23, the Department of Justice announced that it was suspending a program that made it easier for local police departments to confiscate [...]

Activism Freed One Marijuana Lifer, But Others Need Our Help

By Tony Newman, www.alternet.org -

By Tony Newman for Drug Policy Alliance - More than 1,500 folks from 71 countries met in the DC Metro area last month at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference to come up with an exit [...]

Team Recovery, Street Awareness Against Addiction

By Jay Bird Dirt, www.revolution-news.com -

By Jay Bird Dirt for Revolution News. Team recovery held heroin awareness signs in Toledo Ohio to support not just our city and state, but our country during this deadly epidemic. The stigma on [...]

Catharsis On The Washington, DC Mall

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Popular Resistance. There was an unusual drug war event held on the mall this weekend: Catharsis on the Mall. The event included speakers and panels, opportunities to remember people [...]

UN Attempt To Decriminalise Drugs Foiled

By Mark Easton, www.bbc.com -

By Mark Easton for BBC News - A paper from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been withdrawn after pressure from at least one country. The document, which was leaked, recommends that UN [...]

Why 30 Year Drug War Veteran Now Fights The Drug War

By Richard Juman, www.alternet.org -

By Richard Juman for Alternet - When it comes to the War on Drugs, there are few people in a better position to comment on the futility, brutality and tragedy of the endeavor than retired Major [...]

New Drug War Documentary – Ecstasy, Harm Reduction

By Staff, www.popularresistance.org -

When we think of the so-called "war on drugs," we tend to think of cartels, violence and the the prison industrial complex. But there is another, equally disturbing consequence of the drug war. [...]

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