As DC residents voted overwhelmingly for marijuana legalization, this panel, moderated by Sanho Tree of IPS' Drug Policy Project, will discuss next steps for D.C.'s marijuana legalization initiative.
Now that most Americans support the legalization of marijuana, some Republicans back the right of states to stop banning it.
Treating drug use as a criminal act rather than a health problem has harmed our society.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
International standards for drug control are increasingly unscientific and deleterious.
The way things get done in Washington, D.C. depends on closed door whispering. It is time to develop a non-binding straw poll to put partisan concerns aside for the sake of America.
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking -- but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
The Department of Defense has announced that Mexico will receive $51 million for fiscal year 2011. According to military officials the drug war has grown to rival the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We ask if throwing more money at the situation, or even more American troops, work? Institute for Policy Studies' Sanho Tree explains.
Let's make getting busted for marijuana possession like getting a speeding ticket.
The U.S. is paying a heavy price for its current stance on drug policy.