File: A statue of Liberty holding a sword and the scales of justice atop a British guildhall. (Flickr / Jesse Loughborough)
25 Nov 2015

Koch Brothers Twisting Criminal Justice Reform To Help Corporate Criminals

After publicly supporting criminal justice reform, Koch Industries is now tying their aid to new rules to help corporate criminals avoid prosecution.

File: A hand examines a cannabis leaf on a live plant. (Flickr / docmonstereyes)
24 Nov 2015

23 States Now Offer Form Of Legal Marijuana; 58% of Americans Support Legalization

While Colorado receives the lion’s share of attention for legalizing marijuana, the legal landscape is shifting toward permissive laws nationwide.

In this October 6 2011, photograph, 2wo DEA agents post in police armor, while one holds an automatic weapon. (Flickr / Lwp Kommunikáció)
13 Nov 2015

Over $1 Trillion Spent Since Nixon Began The War On Drugs

Despite increasing state-level legalization, someone in the U.S. is arrested for marijuana possession about once every minute.

A colorful close-up of a high-quality marijuana bud, covered in crystals. (Flickr / Don Goofy)
06 Nov 2015

Mexican Supreme Court Rules Prohibition Of Cannabis Unconstitutional

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that cannabis prohibition “violates the right to free development of one’s personality.”

In this November 4, 2012 photograph, a masked activist with a green headdress stands near a rainbow poster of Obama which reads "Legalize! Yes We Can-nabis!" (Flickr / new 1lluminati)
30 Oct 2015

Kevin Zeese: 36 Years Of Legalization Activism (VIDEO)

A look at over 3 decades of marijuana politics, where are we now and how we can keep going in the fight against drug prohibition.

A cluster of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, better known as "magic mushrooms." The active ingredient, psilocybin, is being studied for its potential health benefits. (Flickr / afgooey74)
24 Oct 2015

From Psilocybin To MDMA: Researchers Are In The Throes Of A Psychedelic Revival

U.S. scientists are finally investigating whether psychedelic drugs from MDMA to magic mushrooms can help ease depression, anxiety, PTSD and even addiction.

FBI agent Kate Macer played by Emily Blunt (Screen shot from LIONSGATE Publicity Trailer for press)
07 Oct 2015

Film Review: In ‘Sicario,’ What Happens When FBI Agent Threatens to Expose True War on Drugs

In ‘Sicario’ as in real life, those who have the integrity to challenge authority, like Emily Blunt’s character, do so at great risk to their livelihood.

Buds of medical marijuana, along with a rolled joint, from a dispensary in California and photographed on February 5, 2010. (Flickr / David Trawin)
28 Sep 2015

Marijuana, Reconsidered: Dr. Lester Grinspoon On 45 Years Of Cannabis Science

Since 1967, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard professor, has brought real, scientific truth to the study of marijuana, bursting the myths of the war on drugs.

U.S. Marines assigned to the female engagement team (FET) of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) conduct a patrol alongside a poppy field while visiting Afghan settlements in Boldak, Afghanistan, April 5, 2010.  (DoD / Cpl. Lindsay L. Sayres, U.S. Marine Corps)
23 Sep 2015

Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan

Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes.

A closeup photo of a bud of marijuana, with the RX prescription symbol in the background, photographed on Feb 20, 2011. Despite a growing mountain of evidence, the new head of the DEA insists cannabis has no medical use. (Flickr / The Dank Depot)
21 Sep 2015

DEA Chief Admits Marijuana Is Less Dangerous Than Heroin, But Won’t Reschedule

Despite ample evidence pointing to the therapeutic, non-addictive qualities of marijuana, the new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency wants to keep it legally classified alongside heroin and other highly addictive substances. “If we come up with a medical use for it, that would be wonderful. But we haven’t,” declared Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, in an interview with Fox News.