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“You can't get Americans across the two parties to agree on much, but this election definitely showed us that they clearly agree on drug policy reform.”
This life-altering decriminalization measure will hand addicts a life preserver in the form of treatment and no jail.
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.
Gov. David Ige (D) declined to veto legislation that decriminalizes up to three grams of marijuana. The law will take effect in January 2020.
“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference.
Beginning July 1, possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a criminal offense in New Mexico.
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.
State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos, plus Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, lead the charge for sex workers.
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.
I reside in a California beach community that is frequented by tourists. Visitors are attracted to the laid-back surfer vibe and eclectic culture, but are generally unprepared for the visible homeless population of primarily young adults.
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.
Jennifer Reed, a former sex worker who is now a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told me