Stories by Tony Newman

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Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We need to step up our efforts, because the casualties from the war continue to mount every day.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Drug use doesn't discriminate, but the war on drug users does.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We need to drop "Just Say NO" and replace it with "Just Say Know."

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

No one should lose their life over the marijuana trade, which is why it's time to end the ban.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It is time to stop arresting people for drug use.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Howard Josepher's group Exponents is an inspiring model that should be studied and replicated.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In a series of interviews with YouTube bloggers yesterday, President Obama spoke up again on drug policy and marijuana legalization.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Vapers and e-cig users need to join forces with the drug reform movement to fend off prohibitionist impulses.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Humor aside, the show's audience learned how disastrous the drug war has been.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As we bid adieu to the Colbert Report, Tony Newman recalls some of his interactions with America's leading drug reformer.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's been so much going on with drug policy reform this year, it wouldn't all fit in a "Top 10" list.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some Congressional Democratic leaders are saying that DC legalization isn't dead despite the efforts of the GOP.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Uruguay's groundbreaking marijuana law appears safe after the ruling Broad Front retained the presidency in Sunday's elections.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Outlawing cigarettes would be just as disastrous as the prohibition on other drugs.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It is not often that we have a chance to end a war and change history. We have that opportunity now.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The discharge of Joe Biden's son from the Navy after a positive cocaine test is an occasion to reflect on drugs' impact on families and the drug war.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The paper of record had called for the legalization of pot this past summer.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The drug war is a shameful, inhumane disaster. Here's a better way to address drug use.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The debate about how our society should deal with drugs will never be the same.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time for our leaders to say publicly what they know in their hearts.