drug legalization

"Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
Reformers are urging him to step up at next month's UN special session.
Eighty percent of New Hampshire primary voters consider addressing prescription drug and other drug abuse and the recent surge in overdose deaths an important or urgent issue.
Drug warriors claim that marijuana is a "gateway drug." On the contrary, it is the policy of drug prohibition--not the drug per se--that creates a gateway into a criminal underworld of crime and contaminated products.
This is a critical moment for people who care about psychedelics to bring their voices to the table. The drug policy landscape has changed as quickly as any other issue in U.S. politics over the past few years.
The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.
If Webb runs on a bold drug policy platform that includes decriminalization, or even legalization, he could force a more
For the last 15 years I've dedicated my life to ending our country's disastrous war on drugs. It has been an incredible journey, and I am happy to say that seeds that were planted a long time ago are finally bearing some fruit.
Party's over, America. You had your fun. Four-twenty was great: People across the nation smoked, ate, dabbed and vaped themselves
Jacob Sullum, Robert Capecchi and Bill Piper join HuffPost Live to explain why it makes sense for the GOP to support marijuana legalization.
Below are three reasons why Latinos should vote for elected officials who support ending prohibition, and why we should vote to end prohibition in Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska.
I have been blown away to see how a committed group of leaders can have a global impact when it comes to the world's longest war: the war on drugs.
In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.
It should be possible to say that we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults.
Almost no one is talking now about changes to make the existing drug laws actually work to control drugs. The new discourse is a tacit acknowledgement that the Controlled Substances Act is beyond repair as a mechanism to control the supply of drugs.
This story was first published in April 2013. America's long drug war has produced countless tragedies, ruined lives and
In a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted in February, 51 percent said they support legalizing marijuana, and 70 percent said they