Why Donald Trump’s Agenda for the Drug War Is the Dopiest Thing You’ve Ever Seen

A frightening mix of cruel and superficial. By Phillip Smith / AlterNet November 2, 2016 One means of judging the competing presidential candidates is to examine their actual policy prescriptions for dealing with serious issues facing the country. When it comes to drug policy, the contrasts between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump couldn't be more …

DEADLINE 4/17: The UN and Drug Policy Reform and YOU

    STOP THE DRUG WAR! Dear reformer: I need your help this week. On Tuesday the "UN General Assembly on the World Drug Problem" (UNGASS) begins in New York, the UN's highest-level drug policy session in 18 years. I'm writing to ask you three things: 1) Sign our Change.org petition to President Obama calling …

Marijuana makes mother nature cry: report

06/26/15 05:17 PM facebook twitter 1 save share group 37 By Tony Dokoupil     If you consume cannabis this weekend, you might also be killing fish, clear-cutting forest, and poisoning some cute-faced and endangered members of the weasel family. That’s one takeaway from new report in the journal BioScience, which details the water-guzzling, land-destroying, …

Can medical marijuana curb the heroin epidemic?

Author Miriam Boeri Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley University Disclosure Statement Miriam Boeri does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations. The Conversation is funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, …