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January 12, 2017
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More bad ideas

DEA Experts Call for Better Link Between Drug and Terrorism Policy

Executive Editor Tom Julia interviewed Mike Chapman, Richard Fiano, Derek Maltz and Steve Murphy for 90 minutes about federal drug policy and how the Trump Administration can better combat the dual — and increasingly linked — threats of illicit drug trafficking and the...

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If you have to go to the inauguration, you might as well…

January 3, 2017
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If you have to go to the inauguration, you might as well…

Marijuana legalization supporters to hand out 4,200 joints at Trump inauguration

Marijuana legalization activists in the nation’s capital plan to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as a way to raise awareness of about the fragility of legal pot under his administration.

The advocacy group behind the ballot initiative that...

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Highs and lows of 2016

January 3, 2017
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Highs and lows of 2016

Interactive Map: International Drug Policy Developments of 2016 Nice global perspective on developments. A lot is still going on.

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Open Holiday Thread

December 25, 2016
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Open Holiday Thread

Hope everyone on the couch is having an enjoyable holiday season. Best wishes to all from DrugWarRant.

If you’re fortunate enough to have family, cherish that time.

Off to spend Christmas Day with my grand-nephews.

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Nora Volkow is stumped

December 14, 2016
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Nora Volkow is stumped

Regulated markets for adults have not made it easier for younger people to get marijuana. U.S. News

The latest Monitoring the Future survey is out.

Actual use of the drug dropped among 8th grade students and stagnated among 12th graders. Reported annual use continued a five-year slide among 10th grade students, though the year-to-year...

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And the war continues

December 13, 2016
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And the war continues

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to barracks.

President Enrique Pena Nieto, who inherited the drug war when he took office in...

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Hard to talk about anything else

December 12, 2016
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Hard to talk about anything else

Maybe it’s just the inundation of crap I have in my Facebook feed right now that’s making me want to retreat from the news, but I’m having a hard time focusing on drug policy (that, and the fact that I’m focused on a show I’m producing that’s running right now in Chicago that closes...

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Open Thread

December 5, 2016
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Open Thread

A couple of interesting ones from Tom Angell at Marijuana.com

Congressional Republicans Vow To Block Marijuana Amendments

Don’t count on there being any marijuana votes in the U.S. House next year.

That’s the message that Republican leadership in Congress is sending after blocking a number of cannabis amendments from reaching the House floor earlier...

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New head of the DEA?

November 28, 2016
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New head of the DEA?

TRUMP PICKS EL CHAPO TO RUN D.E.A.

It’s satire, of course, but I couldn’t resist.

In an official statement, Trump said that El Chapo’s “tremendous success in the private sector” showed that he has what it takes to “shake things up” at the D.E.A.

Trump’s appointment of the former drug lord surprised many in...

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Jeff Sessions, Attorney General?

November 18, 2016
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Jeff Sessions, Attorney General?

Oh, we’re in for a bumpy ride.

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