Why Are More Blacks Busted for Marijuana Use

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*+-Selena Teji: Nationally, African Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana use than their white counterparts, despite using the drug at approximately the same rate.

Massive Mexico-U.S. Drug Trade: White Elephant in the Room

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Whether we want to admit it or not, any discussion revolving around the U.S. and Mexico must start and end with drugs. However, these next two days President Obama and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto will do everything in their power to dance around the issue and ignore the elephant in the room.

American Drug Users Fund Deadly Cartels

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*+-Andrea Nill: Over the past couple of weeks, thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets to protest the bloody drug war that has ravaged Latin America and left 35,000 people dead since 2006 in Mexico alone.

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*+-Adam Eran: Would the oligarchy that is the military-industrial-prison-media complex stoop so low as to incite a war, even promoting Iran as a backwater deserving of U.S. “shellacking”? And is the Pope really Catholic?

Losing the Drug War

*+-Adam Eran: Criminalizing drug consumption, rather than bad behavior, leads to enormous corruption–both domestic and international–and disrespect for the law.

800,000 Americans Busted Annually for Pot

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*+-The drug war has also unleashed a torrent of racism in the form of unjust sentencing, which confines crack-cocaine users who are mostly black to prison for longer terms than powder snorters, who are mostly white.

Color of Law: U.S. Drug Policy Has Gone to Pot

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*+-In a recent online town hall meeting at the White House, President Obama was asked by the online audience whether he thought legalizing marijuana would create jobs and help the economy. It was the most popular question asked at the meeting.

Crime and Drugs in the United States

*+-he United States imprisons almost one in one hundred American adults—a higher number and percentage of its population than any other country. This has been especially devastating for minorities— with one in nine black men ages 20 to 34 behind bars.  Many of these people remain in a continual pattern of crime. Are we a […]