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Former judge calls drug war a 'failure' editorial comment
17-November-2005, United States, Sierra Times

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina should consider decriminalizing illegal drugs as it tries to stem the need for additional prisons, a former state Supreme Court chief justice said Monday. Burley Mitchell, the state's top judge from 1995 to 1999, ...

I-100 author smokes foes editorial comment
03-November-2005, United States, Rocky Mountain News

23-year-old turns tables on drug war with Denver victory By Alan Gathright, Rocky Mountain News November 3, 2005 It's not even noon and Mason Tvert already has hit seven television and five radio news shows in his post-election victory lap as ...

Bleak news from the drug war editorial comment
28-October-2005, United States, Recordnet

To me, Red Ribbon Week is a time not only to make the good arguments against drugs to kids, but time to salvage what shreds of national sanity remain after decades of America's war on drugs. Next to solving every foreign policy problem ...

New strategies for the old war against drugs editorial comment
18-October-2005, Canada, The Globe and Mail

Whether we like it or not, we appear headed for what will certainly be a loud and rancorous debate over this country's drug policies. And framing the discussion will be the ever-growing view of health professionals that it's time to turn convention ...

Toking Diplomacy editorial comment
14-October-2005, United States, Mother Jones

If you were the guy everyone called the prince of pot and the U.S. drug czar came to town rattling his saber, you’d probably have the sense to stay out of his way. At the very least, you wouldn’t go out of your way to antagonize him, let alone pay ...

Why feds should take over U.S. marijuana sales editorial comment
30-July-2005, United States, Chicago Sun Times

BY RONALD FRASER Illinoisans spend about $207 million each year to enforce state and local marijuana laws. What are these taxpayers getting for their money? Not much, according to a recent study. Jon B. Gettman, a senior fellow at George ...

Belgian experiment: Make prostitution legal to ... editorial comment
31-May-2005, Belgium, post-gazette

By Dan Bilefsky, The Wall Street Journal ANTWERP, Belgium -- As the 9 a.m. shift began at Villa Tinto, which calls itself Europe's most high-tech brothel, prostitute Andrea Maes put on her leather boots, pressed her finger on a biometric ...

The War on Pot editorial comment
10-May-2005, United States, National Review

As the nation's "drug czar," John Walters is supposed to be saving us from the ravages of hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. At least that was the original sales pitch for the "war on drugs" in the 1980s. But the war has evolved into largely a ...

Dutch support legalizing marijuana in Netherlands
27-April-2005, Netherlands, Jerusalem Post

Two polls released Wednesday showed strong support in the Netherlands for legalizing marijuana outright after several decades of a tolerance policy. Newspaper Trouw interviewed the mayors of the Netherlands' 30 largest cities, and two-thirds ...

End the war on drugs
23-April-2005, United Kingdom, Socialist Worker Online

There is a radical alternative to drugs prohibition, says Steve Rolles of think tank Transform, but the mainstream parties are ignoring it All three major parties have outlined policies on drugs in their general election manifestos—and all three ...

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