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Global Drug War

Today Is Human Rights Day

By David Borden This Sunday, December 10, is the UN Human Rights Day, with the week being marked by observances and events around the world. UN agencies have made significant progress in recognizing the impact of drug policies and human rights, and our own efforts for the 2016 “UN General Assembly Special Session […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

Ohio voted on marijuana legalization in 2015. The initiative, backed by an organization called ResponsibleOhio, failed by a vote of 64% to 36%. ResponsibleOhio poured over $20 million dollars into the campaign effort, which was the most profit-motivated legalization initiative to ever make a state ballot. After the initiative’s defeat […]

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Cannabis Activism

Danny Danko To Run The NYC Half-Marathon For NORML Foundation

I absolutely hate running. I played a lot of basketball growing up, and I didn’t mind the short sprints that came with playing hoops, but just straight running is one thing that I never enjoyed. I wish I did, considering all of the health benefits of running. But a combination […]

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Global Drug War

Nova Scotia Announces First Decisions On Cannabis Legalization

Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholder groups, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of cannabis today, Dec. 7. These decisions follow the federal government’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. The key policy decisions on cannabis are: — […]

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Medical Marijuana

Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis

Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic. Medical cannabis is a proven alternative to treat […]

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Global Drug War

The Biggest International Drug Policy Stories Of The Past 20 Years

By Phillip Smith With a thousand issues of Drug War Chronicle under our belts, we look back on the biggest international drug and drug policy stories of the past 20 years. (A companion piece looks at the biggest US domestic drug policy stories.) Here’s what we find: 1. Global Prohibitionist Consensus Starts to […]