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Russell Brand: Elites don't follow their own rules

In a follow up to his interview with Oprah Winfrey, comedian and political activist Russell Brand breaks down the "war on drugs" in a new YouTube video.
In the Media by Alex Allen

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Mexican security forces step between vigilantes and drug cartel

Apatzingan - A combined force of Mexican security forces, army and federal police, Tuesday, launched a major operation in the Mexican state of Michoacan aimed at ending violent clashes between armed vigilantes and members of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
In the Media by Robert Myles

In Detroit visit, Senator Rand Paul seeks diversity for the GOP

Detroit - Speaking at the opening of the Republican Party office in Detroit, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stressed the need for the GOP to infiltrate markets the party has largely ignored.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Man jailed for misdemeanor pot possession died in custody

Everett - A young Washington man who turned himself in to authorities because of an outstanding marijuana possession warrant died last year in a county jail from a severe food allergy.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

New Canadian study shows the global war on illegal drugs failing

The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy reported this week the war on illegal drugs has failed, with worldwide illegal drugs supplies cheaper and purer now than 20 years ago. This raises questions on government abilities to cut drug supplies.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 2 comments

French authorities seize record $270 million cocaine haul

Paris - Venezuelan authorities moved swiftly to make a number of arrests associated with a seizure by French police of a huge illicit stash of cocaine aboard an Air France flight from the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, bound for a Paris airport.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

With U.S. aid, Honduras building navy bases to fight smuggling

With money from the United States, the Honduran military has built one navy base and plans to build two more in an effort to curb drug trafficking.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Mandatory drug sentence author: 'We may have overreacted'

One of the authors of the Reagan-era law that instituted minimum mandatory prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders now says Congress may have "overreacted."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Holder seeks to cut 'draconian' minimum mandatory drug sentences

San Francisco - US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday that the Justice Department will seek to reduce "draconian" minimum mandatory prison sentencing for certain non-violent drug offenders.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments
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