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Will Mexico Cartel Leader's Capture Reduce Violence or Drug Abuse?

The leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas organization has been captured in northern Mexico, authorities announced.

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Michael Douglas Tribute to Mike Gray

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Actor Michael Douglas gave a tribute to our friend Mike Gray at the memorial service in Los Angeles th

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Documentary: How to Make Money Selling Drugs

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[image:1 align:right]A new documentary from Tribeca Films has hit the wires. 

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Grassley Immigration Bill Amendment Affects Real and Imagined Drug Offenders

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[image:1 align:right caption:true]An amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill by Sen.

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Action Alerts: Farm Bill Hemp and Drug Testing, Mayors Marijuana Resolution

We sent out two action alerts on our email list yesterday. If you've not a subscriber, you can sign up here.

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You Don't Need Prohibition to Help People

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[image:1 align:right caption:true]A new Centers for Disease Control study has found the 

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Big Sentencing Ruling Today from the Supreme Court

[image:1 align:right caption:true]There was a big Supreme Court ruling today.

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Cameron Douglas Writes from Behind Bars

Actor Cameron Douglas was serving five years prison time for a drug law violation, when he was tested positive for drug use.

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Angry Afternoon (The Human and Fiscal Cost of the Medical Marijuana Wars)

Two reports came out today about the federal government's attacks on medical marijuana providers.

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Harm Reduction 2013

Our friends at the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union attended the international harm reduction conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, this week

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Rep. Steve Cohen Grills Eric Holder on Marijuana Prohibition (VIDEO)

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No Thank You

Some bizarre news today:

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Perspectives on the Denver "420" Disruption

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Yesterday's historic "420" rally in Denver, the first since Co

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Congressman Predicts Current Congress Will Legalize Hemp

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[image:1 align:right caption:true]I attended a forum on marijuana legalization at The Brookings Insti

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Illinois House of Representatives Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Word just came out that the Illinois House has passed medical marijuana legislation, after several tries. Now it has to go to the Senate.

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Sens. Leahy and Paul Introduce Bill to Undo Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have introduced S.

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NYPD Marijuana Arrests Scandal Blows Up Again

[image:1 align:right caption:true]A front page story on The Huffington Post reported on

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Kleiman Addresses His Prop 19 Editorial

Prof.

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Mark Kleiman Wins Washington Marijuana Legalization Implementation Contract

Prominent policy analyst and UCLA professor Mark Kleiman has

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Is the International Narcotics Control Board Ignoring Human Rights?

A recent report by the UN special rapporteur on torture charged that compulsory drug treatment centers in some countries, particularly Vie

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