A progressive think tank’s results conflict with other major surveys — but its poll also asks a more accurate question.
"If you want to come into the country, you should at least ring the doorbell," Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said.
Let me tell you about what happens at my legal, feminist escort agency.
“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference.
Harris should not be let off the hook for her record on sex workers’ rights. But prominent Dems supporting decriminalization is a new development.
That’s a big switch for the Democratic presidential candidate, whom sex workers have criticized for good reason.
A reminder that the drug war is an ongoing catastrophe.
A top drug official says he's open to a "harm reduction" approach to illicit drug use, but wants to find a new term for it.
I appreciate the new rhetoric from the many candidates saying that drug use and addiction are a health issue, not a criminal issue. But there's a huge disconnect between this rhetoric and their actual policy proposals.
Laws prohibiting sex work are based on a moral code that doesn't fully consider the implications. If we are going to reform non-violent crimes like drug use and selling that are founded on societal beliefs, we also need to consider other non-violent crimes, regardless of stigma and moral objections.
In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.
Indeed, it is on the rise in the United States as it is globally. Weitzer argues that it is time to recognize that criminalization
The sweep netted 149 youth involved in the sex trade. It also led to arrests of 150 "pimps as well as other individuals." Rescuing "commercially sexually exploited youth" and catching their "exploiters" sounds like a great thing, right? Actually, it's a bit more complicated.