Stories by David Borden

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Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: Drug War Chronicle

King County Sheriff John Urquhart thinks Oregon should vote Yes on 91.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013, Source: Drug War Chronicle

It's still a fairly bold prediction, considering lawmakers' track record on the issue.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: Stop The Drug War

After Washington and Colorado, will these seven states will be next to legalize marijuana?

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: Stop the Drug War Speakeasy

Posted on: Oct 4, 2011, Source: Stop The Drug War

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.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: Drug War Chronicle

Will Bolivia's increased drug control achievements actually reduce the global supply of cocaine?

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.

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.

Posted on: May 2, 2005, Source: DRCNet

The criminalization of responsible drug users is only one of the many pointless aspects of drug prohibition.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source: DRCNet

A new report outlines a model for a post-prohibition, regulatory system of drug control.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Most law enforcement leaders support the drug war while the public overwhelmingly rejects it.

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.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2003, Source: DRCNet

Today's massive denial of pain medication is a harmful consequence of the social, regulatory and law enforcement climate created by the war on drugs.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2002, Source: DRCNet

Not only is John Walters' new "drugged driving" initiative not about public safety, it's not even about driving while drugged.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2002, Source: DRCNet

The Executive Director of the Drug Reform Coordination Network reflects on the election -- what went wrong, what went right and what the next step is for the reform movement.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2002, Source: DRCNet

The Canadian Senate's Special Committee on Illegal Drugs issues a report recommending the legalization of marijuana and hashish.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2002, Source: DRCNet


Posted on: May 21, 2002, Source: DRCNet

It could be a long hot summer for the DEA in California this year, as activists announce a day of direct action against the DEA and plan emergency responses to expected raids.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2001, Source: DRCNet

To listen to drug warriors these days you'd think opium was the lifeblood of terrorist organizations around the globe.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2001, Source: DRCNet

After 20 years of efforts by Iran to stop the opium trade, the violence is staggering: 3,100 police and soldiers have been killed, along with 10,000 traffickers.

Posted on: May 7, 2001, Source: DRCNet

Jenna Bush -- busted last week for underage drinking -- is just steps away from becoming the poster child of the Higher Education Act Reform Campaign.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2000, Source: DRCNet

"Dear Mr. President-Soon-To-Be: A week and a half after the election, I don't know who you are. I know you've used illegal drugs. How will that affect your druog policies?"

Posted on: Nov 9, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Ballot initiatives around the country have enacted profound changes in some states' drug policies, and -- by historical accident -- drug war opponents became key swing voters in the presidential race.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2000, Source: DRCNet

A few words of parting for our illustrious drug czar: Mr. McCaffrey, your deliberate deceptions over an extended period of time on a critically important issue are a disgrace to your office and your uniform. Over time, you may in fact come to be regarded as the true scandal of the Clinton presidency.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2000, Source: DRCNet

At this week's Shadow Convention, a diverse, bipartisan group of reformers eloquently and fervently denounced the human costs of the drug war.