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

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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

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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

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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

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

Be Less Loyal

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

WWRPD? What Would Ryan Phillips Do?

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Ryan Phillips thought his life had ended when he was caught smuggling a large amount of marijuana into the United States. Turns out, it had only just begun.

Teach Consent in Classrooms [OpEd]

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Christian Coleman argues we need to teach consent in high school classrooms and he’s proposing legislation to make that mandatory.

Governor Christie Changes Stance on ‘Good Samaritan’ Law

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The new law would offer protection to victims of drug overdose who call for help.

The Young Turks: ‘The House I Live In’ Questions Failed War on Drugs (VIDEO)

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The Young Turks discuss the failed war on drugs, and attempt to answer some of the difficult, but important questions.

Marijuana: 4/20

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What does marijuana mean to you?

The Disposability of Black Men

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Black men are brutally murdered and systematically incarcerated. Is this genocide?

Does Mass Incarceration Define America?

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If so, what does that mean exactly? If not, why not?

Guns Don’t Make Americans Violent, America Does

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Thaddeus Howze insists that we are a nation in crisis—a moral crisis, a social crisis but most importantly a mental health crisis that we are completely in denial about. We are violent because we are trained to be.