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Mexico's Fox balks at signing drug law editorial comment
04-May-2006, Mexico, CNN

Mexican President Vicente Fox backed off a bill that would have decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs, sending it back to Congress for changes rather than signing it into law. The announcement late Wednesday came after U.S. ...

Is legalising drugs the only answer? editorial comment
30-April-2006, United Kingdom, The Sunday Times

Some top police officers are now backing the idea that hard drugs should be decriminalised. Is this a brave but foolhardy idea, asks Tim Luckhurst When the Ayrshire drugs baron John Gorman was jailed for 12 years last week and nine of his ...

Cocaine brings misery, Ian Blair warns editorial comment
24-April-2006, United Kingdom, Reuters

London police commissioner Ian Blair called on the affluent middle classes to spurn hard drugs such as cocaine, saying they were contributing to the misery caused by criminal gangs. Blair said Britain had the highest rate of cocaine use in Europe ...

The Rockefeller Drug Laws? editorial comment
04-April-2006, United States, Blogger News Network

[As NY Governor, Nelson Rockefeller pressed for draconian punishments for the sale and/or possession of drugs on the mistakened assumption that these would deter drug sales. They did not. But the upshot was that many a younger person ended up ...

Drug War Funnies editorial comment
13-March-2006, United States, Hammer of Truth

Joseph Frederick, an Alaska high school student, was suspended for unfurling a banner which read “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” across the street from his school. According to Reuters, the principal took Frederick’s banner and suspended him for 10 days for ...

Drug War or Race War? editorial comment
13-March-2006, United States, New Haven Independent

It's been 10 years since Sheldon Tucker saw the inside of a prison. Tucker (at right in photo, with criminal defense attorney Norm Pattis, at left) and others at a local forum on the drug war spoke about why so many young people of color have ...

Tougher drug laws only scratch the surface of the ... editorial comment
13-March-2006, Australia, Fairfax Digital

A police-led war on drugs might be easy politics but it is lazy and ineffective policy, writes Andrew Macintosh. A campaign is being waged by the federal and NSW governments to strengthen drug laws, particularly those concerning cannabis, in what ...

Clergy join war on drugs editorial comment
12-March-2006, United States, boston.com

The faith community has joined Saugus's fight against teenage drug and alcohol abuse and related crimes. The Saugus Clergy Association will hold a drug awareness forum at 7 tomorrow night at Belmonte Saugus Middle School on Dow Street to ...

Activists warn of dangers from caffeine addiction editorial comment
27-February-2006, United States, Spero News

Is the War on Drugs taking aim at that morning cup of java? As crazy as it might sound, some activists would hope so - and they have enlisted the help of various mayors to support their cause. But first, to be more precise, critics aren't ...

Ads in Montana Battle Methamphetamine editorial comment
26-February-2006, United States, The New York Times

The camera follows the teenager as she showers for her night out and looks down to discover the drain swirling with blood. She turns and sees her methamphetamine-addicted self cowering below, oozing from scabs she has picked all over her body ...

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