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Cruel and Usual Punishmentnew

Like thousands of Americans, Sharanda Jones faces life in prison for a nonviolent drug crime.
Dallas Observer  |  Amy Silverstein  |  07-25-2014  |  Crime & Justice

The War on Weednew

Illinois and many other states aggressively prosecute low-level pot users and dealers in the national war on drugs. But what's the cost, in both money and lives? And is it working?
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  02-09-2012  |  Drugs

Gatewood: 1947-2012new

The death of eclectic, perennial, pro-pot candidate Gatewood Galbraith leaves a void in Kentucky politics.
LEO Weekly  |  Joe Sonka  |  01-20-2012  |  Politics

With Support from the Unlikeliest Circles, This Could Be Marijuana's Momentnew

The fight to legalize marijuana is burning up like never before -- but some advocates warn that if it doesn't happen soon, it may never happen at all.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  05-29-2009  |  Drugs

Has the Nation's Former Meth Capital Really Turned a Corner?new

For the last dozen years, a concerted effort to suppress methamphetamine use in San Diego County has, at times, been like a Whac-a-Mole game — just as one problem’s solved, another pops up. But a report card released last week by the county’s Methamphetamine Strike Force touts success.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kelly Davis  |  03-04-2009  |  Drugs

Another DEA 'No' for Medical Marijuananew

As the Bush administration sputters to its end, the DEA has taken a parting shot against science.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  01-16-2009  |  Drugs

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