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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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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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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 […]

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The Biggest Domestic Drug Policy Stories Of The Past 20 Years

By Phillip Smith As Drug War Chronicle marks the publication of its 1,000th issue (with yours truly having authored 863 of them going back to 2000), we reflect on what has changed and what hasn’t in the past couple of decades. This piece recounts our domestic drug policy evolution in the US; […]

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Cannabis Activism

Free Clay Pierce

We help spread the message of those being wrong and need to get their voice out. Prohibition wins when good people get lost in a system, its bad enough our American judicial system is a shit show but can you imagine being locked up in a foreign country for cannabis? The […]

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Global Drug War

Why Is Lance Gloor Behind Bars?

In 2011 a string of raids occurred in Washington State and Montana, let’s call this Operation Asshole since we may never know the truly coordinated effort here. What we do know is that the raids in Montana slowed down the state’s legalization progress and killed Richard Flor while the raids […]

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Global Drug War

Trump, Duterte, Congress, And The Philippine Drug War Killings

By David Borden Dear Reformer: Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met for the first time, during the ASEAN Summit in Manila which Duterte hosted. As predicted, Trump did not raise human rights during their meeting, although a White House spokesperson claimed it came […]

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Global Statement Calls For International Action On Philippine Drug War Killings

By David Borden A global coalition released a statement today calling for urgent measures to stop Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous drug war and to seek justice. The statement comes just before President Trump (who has repeatedly praisedDuterte’s drug war) will meet with Duterte for the first time, during the ASEAN Summit in the […]