The University of Texas-El Paso Border Security Conference saw a shift announced in Plan Merida priorities and a lot of happy talk about defeating the cartels, but little discussion of ending the drug war.
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The Greek government has submitted a bill that would decriminalize drug possession in most circumstances and provide for drug treatment instead of jail for addicts.
A new poll has Coloradans voicing majority support for marijuana legalization, but just barely.
Jose Guerena survived tours of duty in Iran and Afghanistan, but not his encounter with a Tucson, AZ SWAT team.
The family of Jose Guerena, the former Marine gunned down in his own home by an invading Arizona SWAT team, is laying the legal groundwork for a massive lawsuit.
Rick Perry wants drones to overfly the US-Mexico border to surveil the drug traffic, but they already are. (image via Wikimedia)
Two of the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination had comments related to drug policy this week, and it wasn't pretty.
Poor Alabamians who use drugs would be ineligible for Medicaid under a proposed law. (image via Wikimedia)
A proposed Alabama law would require Medicaid beneficiaries to take random suspicionless drug tests -- and pay for them -- and would throw them off the rolls for at least a year if they test positive.
A municipal initiative to make marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority has come up just short in Portland, Maine.
No school in Glaston, Illinois, this week. Teachers struck rather than submit to random drug tests. (Image: IBSD 327)
An Illinois school board demands that teachers submit to mandatory random drug testing even as it concedes there is no need for it. As a result, instead of teachers welcoming students to school this week, they're hitting the picket line.
This week, it's drug task forces gone bad! And a dope-snorting and -peddling sheriff, too.
Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
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