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Posted on: Nov 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A study by the Mexican think tank Mexican Competitiveness Institute predicts that legalization in three states would cut cartel profits by thirty percent.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The punishments for pot do not fit the crime.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mexicans are determined to make America hear the truth about its role in Mexico's drug war.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What’s missing from the conversation is the idea that there could be a female drug user who doesn't end in a flame of self-destruction.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The thriving black market for suboxone speaks volumes about how hard life can be for addicts in this country.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here are some travel spots where the drug culture is as fascinating as Italy's cuisine.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It’s best-known as "happiest place on Earth.” But just four miles away from Disneyland, a cloud of tear gas and public outrage has swept over Anaheim.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Two activists found a surprise in their local police precinct--a poster with their mug shots, calling them "professional agitators" and providing police with their address.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Momentum has been building in the movement to end stop-and-frisk, but many were still amazed at the size of the crowd Sunday.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The media love a story about people going crazy from drugs. But that's rarely the true story.

Posted on: May 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A US district judge has exposed the NYPD game as an illegal system of quotas and racial profiling imposed on field police from the top of the NYPD.

Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

For the NYPD's stats to add up, they'd have to have stopped every young, black man living in the city once--and then some.

Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A leader of Moms United to End the War on Drugs offers her thoughts on Mother's Day -- and how a sane, compassionate drug policy could actually keep our kids safe.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Participants stressed that while they were there for Trayvon Martin, the problem went far beyond him, to a culture in which young Black men are assumed to be dangerous.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Instances of nonviolent youth treated like criminals -- strip-searched or shackled for minor infractions -- shed light on a widespread problem in America's schools.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Behind the NYPD's beating of Jateik Reed and the killing of Ramarley Graham is a long history of police harassment.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Myths about marijuana convince people that alcohol is safer, but science shows pot is the healthier choice.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Released from jail after their arrest at a Brooklyn collective living space, livestreamers affiliated with Occupy Wall Street tell their stories.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hicks was one of America's best stand-up comics, but also established himself as an insightful critic of American politics and mainstream culture.