Colorado becomes the second state, after Oregon, to vote to establish a regulated system for substances like psilocybin and psilocin.
A majority of Americans want each state to decide its own marijuana laws and don't want federal interference with those that legalize cannabis.
Congress and the Biden administration appear set to extend a Trump administration decision to impose harsher penalties on drug crimes.
The proposal would use recreational marijuana taxes to fund drug war reparations.
"It is far too risky and expensive for any of the cartels to move high-volume drugs through those desolate, really unwalled areas," said the DEA's former No. 2.
The Brooklyn federal court has taken steps to protect witnesses' identities. Some worked directly for Guzman's Sinaloa cartel.
The press stirred up hysteria about black “junkies” and cheered draconian police responses to crack cocaine.
Carroll, who currently serves as White House deputy chief of staff, must be confirmed by the Senate.
Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million Pentagon watchdog calls out two commands for financial alfeasance
Washington voters moved to legalize the drug in 2012.