A Call to Dispense With Our Culture of Fear

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Matthew Rozsa offers three suggestions to protect both the police and the communities that fear them and calls for both groups to demand that politicians enact them.

Being Drug Free Shouldn’t be a Requirement to Receive Housing

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The search for social solutions to social problems

The Unnatural Desert of War

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First, there was a war on crime, then a war on drugs and then a war on war.

When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

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I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

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It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

The Paradox of Iran’s War on Drugs and its Progressive Treatment of Addiction

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Iran has one of the world’s biggest drug problems, but programmes for addicts are among the most enlightened.

Minister Makes Prison Reform his Mission

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Hans Hallundbaek helps ex-felons re-enter society while raising vital questions about the prison system.

End the War… On Drugs

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The War on Drugs is nothing but a legal restructuring of Jim Crow, a far-reaching injustice inflicted on People of Color.

Watch: An Honest Breakdown of the Racist Origins and Outcomes of the ‘War on Drugs’


In this very honest, historically accurate, and informative video, Ethan Nadelmann, Executor Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, brilliantly explains the shockingly racist origins and outcomes of the failed “War on Drugs.”

Our Shrinking Prison Population


New prison admissions in the US are at a 20 year low.

Vermont Chief Judge: The Criminal Justice System Can’t Solve the Drug Problem

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Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has become vocal in his opposition to the War on Drugs. He said, “This is happening in numbers that’s alarming to me, and I think I have an obligation to defend the judiciary.”

Drugs Like Car Crashes, Shootings and Falling


More Americans now die from drug overdose than from any other cause of injury death.

So Much For The Whole “Land of the Free” Thing.

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US incarceration rates compared to the rest of the world.

US Attorney General Set to Announce End to Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent, Low-Level Drug Charges

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Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system.

Student Abandoned For Days In DEA Holding Cell Gets $4.1 Million Settlement


Daniel Chong was never arrested and the Drug Enforcement Administration never had plans to charge him with any crime.

Be Less Loyal


Putting aside issues of team and party affiliation, Jim Jividen believes intellectual consistency is the highest possible value.