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By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Decades later harsh penalties continue to feed a prison industrial complex that has millions of mostly Black and brown people locked up.
By Aaron Morrison, Associated Press
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana. For people with lingering drug convictions, this has raised new questions about what this legislation means for their criminal records.
By Courtney Vinopal
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
Novelist Don Winslow has spent 20 years chronicling the war on drug cartels south of the U.S. border that have triggered unspeakable violence and caravans of asylum-seekers searching for safety in the U.S. His new novel “The Border" is the…
By Jeff Greenfield, Laura Fong
By PBS NewsHour
On average, 115 people die every day due to opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The White House declared the opioid crisis a “public health emergency” last October and last week held a summit where…
Danielle Allen’s cousin Michael was convicted of attempted carjacking at the age of 15, spent nearly 11 years in prison and was murdered at 29. In her new book “Cuz,” Allen looks to her own family tragedy for a deeper…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to…
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has received thousands of comments on whether it should make kratom, a popular painkiller, illegal.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte publicly accused more than 150 judges, lawmakers, mayors and police officers of involvement in illegal drug trafficking on Sunday during a nationally televised speech in Davao City.
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