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David Borden is executive director of DRCnet.
Washington Sheriff Tells Oregon Voters: Legalization Is Already Working
Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: Drug War Chronicle
King County Sheriff John Urquhart thinks Oregon should vote Yes on 91.
Is Hemp Legalization on the Horizon?
Posted on: Apr 19, 2013, Source: Drug War Chronicle
It's still a fairly bold prediction, considering lawmakers' track record on the issue.
The Next Seven States to Legalize Marijuana?
Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: Stop The Drug War
After Washington and Colorado, will these seven states will be next to legalize marijuana?
Whether Prop 19 Passes or Not, Legalization is Now Mainstream
Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet
But win or lose this time, a page in history has turned -- drug policy reform is an issue who time has come, and time is on our side.
The Coca Wars Are Futile, But Drug Legalization Is Win-Win
Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: Drug War Chronicle
Will Bolivia's increased drug control achievements actually reduce the global supply of cocaine?
How Long Does Drug Prohibition Need to Continue Before It's Declared a Failure?
Posted on: Jun 29, 2008, Source: Drug War Chronicle
The day we legalize drugs is the day we can begin to clean up the mess that the drug prohibition experiment has created.
The Pot Smokers Who the Government Says Don't Exist
Posted on: Sep 9, 2007, Source: Huffington Post
How does the federal government reconcile its propaganda on the dangers of pot with the huge number of people who rely on marijuana's medicinal powers? Pretend they don't exist.
Getting the Pointlessness
Posted on: May 2, 2005, Source: DRCNet
The criminalization of responsible drug users is only one of the many pointless aspects of drug prohibition.
A Moral Fog
Posted on: Apr 18, 2005, Source: DRCNet
The Hurwitz case was high profile; but such violations of decency occur all the time, in the countless more ordinary cases being thrust through the system every day.
Dear Judge Wexler
Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: DRCNet
'Given the multiple, fundamental errors made by jurors, I believe your legal and moral obligation is to reverse the convictions and release Dr. Hurwitz immediately.'
Shilling For Steroids
Posted on: Mar 18, 2005, Source: DRCNet
If there were any teenagers in America who didn't know that steroids can enhance athleticism, they almost certainly know it now.
Proof and Prejudice
Posted on: Feb 25, 2005, Source: DRCNet
If marijuana use in the distant past is not relevant to judging President Bush, his hypocrisy on the drug issue is very relevant.
Canada's Cautious First Step
Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: DRCNet
Heroin maintenance is a radical step forward, in political terms. But if it's carried out in a sound fashion, we know it works.
Travesty of Justice
Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: DRCNet
William Hurwitz is an innocent doctor whose only crime is that he would not torture his patients by denying them the medicine they needed.
Imagining Prohibition's End
Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source: DRCNet
A new report outlines a model for a post-prohibition, regulatory system of drug control.
A Tragedy in the Capital
Posted on: Oct 11, 2004, Source: DRCNet
The attitude that led a judge to send a helpless, wheelchair-bound young man, who had hurt no one, to jail, is a barbaric one that our society desperately needs to leave behind.
The Ultimate Anti-Drug
Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Biotech corporations are formulating the drug to end all drugs – a vaccine against the 'disease' of drug-induced euphoria.
Congress Shoots Down Hinchey Amendment
Posted on: Jul 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet
The House rejects an amendment that would have forbidden the DOJ from using its resources to undermine state medical marijuana laws.
Which Cops Would You Pick for Your Town?
Posted on: Jun 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Most law enforcement leaders support the drug war while the public overwhelmingly rejects it.
Everywhere the Drug War
Posted on: May 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet
There are innumerable ways the drug laws serve to adversely affect our nation's youth, not to mention the rest of us.
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