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    Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana
    Defense attorney Patrick Nightingale says decriminalization is only a step towards addressing the real problem of disproportionate arrests in African-American and minority communities

      September 19, 14

    TRNN Debate: Decriminalization vs. Legalization
    As Maryland is poised to become the next state to decriminalize marijuana, MD Delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell and LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin debate whether it can end the racial disparity in drug-related arrests

      April 14, 14

    D.C. Close to Decriminalizing Marijuana, But Public Consumption Will Remain A Criminal Offense
    Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox says that decriminalization of marijuana is a step in the right direction, but that legalization and regulation are needed in order to seriously reduce drug-related violence and allow police to better serve the public

      February 5, 2014

    Uruguay Becomes First Country To Fully Legalize Marijuana
    The small Latin American country of Uruguay has become the only country that allows growing and selling marijuana

      December 12, 13

    Marijuana Legalization Wins Big in Elections, Is Federal Decriminalization Next?
    The push for reform of marijuana laws sweeps the nation as Gallup poll shows 58% of Americans support legalization.

      November 7, 13

    In Historic Move, Feds Won't Prosecute States That Legalize Pot
    Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won't go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use

      September 16, 13

    US Drug War Props Corrupt Mexican Ruling Class
    John Ackerman: Last two Mexican presidents relied on US support for legitimacy not found in polls

      June 7, 13

    Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years
    John Ackerman: Mexico's government estimates 26,000 people have gone missing since 2007 and as many as 70,000 killed in drug-related violence.

      June 5, 13

    52% of Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana
    Neill Franklin: While 45 percent of Americans oppose legal marijuana, 70 percent think enforcing federal drug laws is a waste of money

      April 28, 2013

    Drug War Mexico, NAFTA and Why People Leave
    Peter Watt (author of Drug War Mexico): US policy and neo-liberal "reforms" helped create conditions for the growth of drug cartels and the impoverishment of millions

      February 7, 13

    Alternatives to the War on Drugs
    A retired judge and a former MI5 officer discuss Eurpean models that present a more effective approach to drugs other than locking people up

      December 16, 12

    Ex-Narc Fights to Defend Marijuana Legalization on Capitol Hill
    Neill Franklin, a former undercover police officer calls on Eric Holder to uphold Washington and Colorado referendum

      December 14, 12

    Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?
    Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs

      November 13, 2012

    Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?
    Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs

      November 13, 2012

    Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”
    Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs

      October 25, 2012

    If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?
    Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there are massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"

      October 19, 2012

    Has Obama Challenged the "War On Drugs" Assumptions?
    Pt1 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Does Decriminalization Lead to More Drugs and Crime?
    Pt2 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Does the "War on Drugs" Limit Supply?
    Pt3 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Are Jails Another Form of Slavery?
    Pt4 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?", Megan Sherman, who grew up in Baltimore, joins the debate between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

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