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Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

  • The federal courthouse in Orlando, where a judge threw out Florida's drug law. (image via Wikimedia)
    The federal courthouse in Orlando, where a judge threw out Florida's drug law. (image via Wikimedia)

    Federal Judge Throws Out Florida's Drug Law

    Florida's drug law has been found unconstitutional because it did not require proof of criminal intent. Tens or hundreds of thousands of cases could be affected.
  • Two different initiative efforts are underway in Ohio, and there's pending legislation, too. (image via Wikimedia)
    Two different initiative efforts are underway in Ohio, and there's pending legislation, too. (image via Wikimedia)

    Medical Marijuana on the Move in Ohio [FEATURE]

    Ohio medical marijuana patients are growing increasingly tired of waiting for the legislature to act, so they are now planning two different initiative campaigns aimed at November 2012.
  • Black market drug money buys lots of guns in Mexico. (image via wikimedia.org)
    Black market drug money buys lots of guns in Mexico. (image via wikimedia.org)

    Mexico Drug War Update

    The violence rages unabated in Mexico...
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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
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    Chronicle Book Review: At The Devil's Table

    With "At the Devil's Table," investigative journalist William Rempel takes the reader on a ride to the dark heart of the Cali cartel. And what a ride it is!
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    This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    A sheriff whose alleged theft from the evidence room might be excused, a prison guard who also heads a violent biker gang, another prison guard with dope and an eye for the ladies, a pill peddling suburban cop, and a bribe-taking small town cop all make the rogues' gallery this week.
  • screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with Police," NAACP national conference, July 2010
    screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with Police," NAACP national conference, July 2010

    NAACP Calls for End to War on Drugs

    In a historic step, the nation's largest and oldest black advocacy group has formally come out against the war on drugs.