File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at Netroots Nation 2011 (Marta Evry on Flickr)
07 Jan 2016

DNC Chairwoman Flippantly Defends Her Support for War on Drugs

The DNC Chairwoman’s scary feelings about “drug culture” perpetuate the destruction of “safety” for countless Americans, especially those in her state.

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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.

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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.

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In this October 6 2011, photograph, two DEA agents pose 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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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