Avinash Tharoor

The Burning Conservative Case for Legalizing Cannabis

Pressure for cannabis law reform is gaining international momentum – and Britain is no exception. Last week saw over 100,000 people petitioning the government to introduce a legal and regulated cannabis market . Meanwhile Durham’s police commissioner, Ron Hogg, stated a preference for deprioritizing tokers and small-scale growers to “break that cycle [of criminalization] whilst also having a sensible debate around cannabis."

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5 Startling Numbers Reveal the Militarization of U.S. Drug Policy

1,100 – The number of Americans that die each year due to violent crime caused by the drug war

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Banks Launder Billions in Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses

In the past few weeks, violence in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been rapidly escalating. The government’s inability to deal with the powerful cartels has led to citizens taking the law into their own hands – by forming armed vigilante groups. The bloodshed caused by this development has now led to the deployment of Mexican soldiers into the region, which in turn has caused further civilian deaths.

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Should Marijuana Be Legal Everywhere in the World?

Should marijuana be legal everywhere? The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann, and the founding director of the UK’s Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Neil McKeganey, are participating in an ongoing online debate over this question.

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