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.
"San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation."
The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.
California cities are giving those most affected by the war on drugs a head start in the legal market.