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New Drugs: Europe is Discussing

[image:1 align:right caption:true]The European Commission has proposed new procedures that would fast-track its ability to criminalize or otherwise regulate new drugs, according to a

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Brussels
Belgium
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Radel Hypocrisy Charge Doesn't Withstand Scrutiny

[Update: I've posted an improved version of this editorial in the Chronicle.

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Hemp Industries Association Conference Coming to DC Next Week!

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The 20th Annual Hemp Industries Association Conference will convene in Washington, DC this Sunday and Monday, Sunday and Monday, November 17-18,

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Video: How to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdoses

The next video from the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, by our friends from the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (who were

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Uruguay May Legalize Marijuana Any Week Now (was Day Now)

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Update: We've heard that end of the month is more likely now.

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Missouri Cannabis Conference This Weekend!

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Show-Me Cannabis and Missouri

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208 W. 19th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States
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Conference Tour of Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry

Some attendees at last week's conference signed up for a tour looking inside Colorado's legal cannabis industry, led by River Rock Wellness general counsel Norton

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Denver, CO
United States
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California Study Suggests Marijuana a Substitute for Alcohol

[image:1 align:right]A New York Times article this week, Few Problems With Cannabis fo

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Another Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing...

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Youth Drug Use on Decline, Most Media Fail to Notice

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[image:1 align:right]One of the two annual major drug use surveys in the US released its results this week, coinciding with National Recover

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HUGE: Administration to Allow State Marijuana Legalization to Proceed

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Deputy Attorney General James Cole has issued "guidance" to federal prosecutors with respect to the state marijuana laws.

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Senate Judiciary Holding Marijuana Hearing Next Month

[image:1 align:right caption:true]As promised, Judiciary Committee chairman Sen.

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The Other Reason Bloomberg's Wrong About Stop and Frisk

[image:1 align:right]The other piece of big news today was a federal judge finding New York Police Department's "stop and frisk" program unconstitutional.

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A Sentencing Reform Turning Point?

[image:1 align:right]For months now there have been signs that political will may be building for a change in direction in sentencing and prison policy.

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San Francisco, CA
United States
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HUGE: Sanjay Gupta Apologizes for Anti-Marijuana Stance, Slams DEA

[image:1 align:right]In a commentary on cnn.com this morning, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr.

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Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay???

[image:1 align:right caption:true]The Uruguayan government's proposal to legalize marijuana was "fiercely debated" in the House today, according to

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Montevideo
Uruguay
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DC Finally Selling Medical Marijuana

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[image:1 align:right caption:true]DC has seen its first legal marijuana sale under the city's medical marijuana law, enacted in 1998 by voters but blocked by Congress for most of that time.

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Two More Reasons Why Ray Kelly Is Full of It and Shouldn't Head DHS

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Criticisms have swirled around NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly''s record on the "stop and frisk&q

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Drug War Issues

Criminal JusticeAsset Forfeiture, Collateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Court Rulings, Drug Courts, Due Process, Felony Disenfranchisement, Incarceration, Policing (2011 Drug War Killings, 2012 Drug War Killings, 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, 2015 Drug War Killings, 2016 Drug War Killings, 2017 Drug War Killings, Arrests, Eradication, Informants, Interdiction, Lowest Priority Policies, Police Corruption, Police Raids, Profiling, Search and Seizure, SWAT/Paramilitarization, Task Forces, Undercover Work), Probation or Parole, Prosecution, Reentry/Rehabilitation, Sentencing (Alternatives to Incarceration, Clemency and Pardon, Crack/Powder Cocaine Disparity, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Defelonization, Drug Free Zones, Mandatory Minimums, Rockefeller Drug Laws, Sentencing Guidelines)CultureArt, Celebrities, Counter-Culture, Music, Poetry/Literature, Television, TheaterDrug UseParaphernalia, Vaping, ViolenceIntersecting IssuesCollateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Violence, Border, Budgets/Taxes/Economics, Business, Civil Rights, Driving, Economics, Education (College Aid), Employment, Environment, Families, Free Speech, Gun Policy, Human Rights, Immigration, Militarization, Money Laundering, Pregnancy, Privacy (Search and Seizure, Drug Testing), Race, Religion, Science, Sports, Women's IssuesMarijuana PolicyGateway Theory, Hemp, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Marijuana Industry, Medical MarijuanaMedicineMedical Marijuana, Science of Drugs, Under-treatment of PainPublic HealthAddiction, Addiction Treatment (Science of Drugs), Drug Education, Drug Prevention, Drug-Related AIDS/HIV or Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction (Methadone & Other Opiate Maintenance, Needle Exchange, Overdose Prevention, Pill Testing, Safer Injection Sites)Source and Transit CountriesAndean Drug War, Coca, Hashish, Mexican Drug War, Opium ProductionSpecific DrugsAlcohol, Ayahuasca, Cocaine (Crack Cocaine), Ecstasy, Heroin, Ibogaine, ketamine, Khat, Kratom, Marijuana (Gateway Theory, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Medical Marijuana, Hashish), Methamphetamine, New Synthetic Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Stimulants), Nicotine, Prescription Opiates (Fentanyl, Oxycontin), Psilocybin / Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelics (LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Salvia Divinorum)YouthGrade School, Post-Secondary School, Raves, Secondary School

Consequences of Prohibition

CorruptionFinancial Corruption, Glamorization of Criminality, Government CorruptionCrime & ViolenceCivil Conflict, Drug Trade Funding Terrorists, Increased Illegal Gun Prevalence, Police/Suspect Altercations, Property Crime, Turf WarsDisorderDrug Trade in Schools, Open Air Markets, Police-Community Tensions, Political InstabilityEnvironmental HarmDeforestation, Meth LabsFutile PursuitsBusts & SeizuresHarm IntensificationDisease, Increased Drug Potency, Overdoses, Poisoned Drug Supply, Popularization of Worse Drugs

Politics & Advocacy

AcademicsElectoral PoliticsBallot Measures (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020), Candidates/RacesFederal GovernmentCongress, Executive Branch (DEA, ONDCP), Federal CourtsLaw EnforcementLegal CommunityOur SideOrganizations (Changing Minds 2009, Changing Minds 2010, Director's Blog), Political LeadersPolitics Outside USCanada, Philippines, United NationsPollingState & Local GovernmentState & Local Executive Branches, State & Local Legislatures, State CourtsThe Drug DebateDecriminalization, Legalization (Legalization Supporters, Marijuana Legalization), Media, Medicalization, Moderates, Prohibition, Public Opinion, Regulation of Legal Drugs, Spending Priorities, Tax and Regulate, Treatment Not JailThe Other SideBarry McCaffrey, Jim Sensenbrenner, John Walters, Mark Souder