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The DEA has repeatedly appeared out of touch with public sentiment in recent years.

But more people are dying from heroin.

Drug production is moving from the field to the lab, upending markets as it goes.

How the Dutch are keeping drug users safe by treating them like adults.

Marijuana arrests are down, but states are still wasting billions on them.

Sites seized today represent less than a third of the total Darknet economy.

Drug Policy Action releases its 2014 Congressional voter guide.

Afghan opium poppy cultivation is at record levels.

Americans increasingly oppose mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenses.

Tracking the sales of nine popular drugs on Silk Road 2.0.

Black people are still getting arrested for drug crimes at a ridiculous rate

As states debate drug policy, teen use rates decline.

Where are America's highest rates of marijuana arrests?

A "21st century approach to drug policy reform,' R. Gil Kerlikowske says, "Rejects both the extremes of a law enforcement centric “war on drugs” on the one hand and drug legalization on the other."

  • Harold Pollack
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  • Aug 29, 2013
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How does the meth industry in the AMC drama compare to the real one?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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Drug tests would be a massive waste of resources and would stigmatize the poor.

  • Harold Pollack
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  • Jun 5, 2013
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Black people are no more likely to smoke marijuana than white people. They're 3.73 times more likely to get arrested for it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 4, 2013
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A historian walks us through how we stopped taxing and regulating drugs and started attacking them by force.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 30, 2013
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"All illegal drugs combined are to alcohol as the Mediterranean is to the Pacific. And we have our whole navy in the Mediterranean."

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 28, 2013
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The director of "The House I Live In," discusses the failures of the drug war, the policies he'd like to see replace it, and the responsibility he thinks Barack Obama has to end it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 19, 2013
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