War on Drugs

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Raul Rojo harvests Tahoe OG cannabis plants, which are being tracked using barcodes, at THC Design in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. (Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/Digital First Media/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)
"By ensuring equity and social justice in our cannabis legalization, we are saying 'enough' to the devastating 'war on drugs' that over-incarcerated and over-penalized thousands of New Mexicans."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Demonstrators rallied outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Manhattan calling for the Democrat to support the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act on June 16, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
One advocate said the law is "rooted in racial and economic justice, in an...
Common Dreams staff
After a six-year halt, Colombia plans to restart the toxic aerial spraying of glyphosate on coca crops as early as next month—drawing "most welcome" support from U.S. President Joe Biden and sharp criticism from 150 regional experts.
Experts: “The recently announced decision sends an unfortunate message to the...

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Save us from morons in power. Maine's so-called Gov. Paul LePage is expected to veto a bill providing first responders and users with Naloxone, a nasal-spray-like drug that can reverse heroin overdoses, because he thinks it will encourage drug use, like when you get pulled barely alive from a head-on crash and think "Wow that was fun I wanna do it again" - even though virtually all statistics and research show Naloxone works, as does the "harm reduction" approach behind it. Using long-...