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The racism of marijuana prohibition
The racism of marijuana prohibition Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2009
San Francisco: The "Selma" of Drug Policing
In any given year over the last two decades, San Francisco Police Department arrests for simple possession of marijuana have varied by up to 300% over other years. After a 1999 peak (946 arrests),…
Race and the Drug War, Part II
After more than 20 years, even with the heightened awareness of the impact of the drug war on blacks and other minorities, Congress still does nothing.  The drug war's impact has reached directly…
Race and the Drug War, Part I
The "war on drugs" must be seen as a concerted effort (whether this has been intended is irrelevant) to keep the black population in a secondary status.  Such an effort can be traced to the days of…
The Danger of Legalizing Marijuana without Comprehensive Reform
As strange as its sounds, American history repeatedly shows that legalization of certain drugs leads to expanded, not reduced, "wars on drugs": In the late 1800s, the crisis of middle-Americans'…
Marijuana bill is wrong vehicle for legalization
At first glance, AB 390 by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) to legalize the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana under a regulation and taxation system similar to that applied to…
Drug War Update, the year 2008 in review
As far as the war on drugs is concerned, as far as 2008 is concerned we simply conclude that "the beat goes on."  More than $50.8 billion was spent on this never-ending campaign, with the states…
The Biggest "Change" We Need from Obama: Get Politics out of Drug Policy
From 2003 through the present, 4,200 Americans died and over 30,000 have been wounded in the war in Iraq. This toll has generated justifiable outrage among those who consider invading Iraq a colossal…
Abolish the Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy was established in the early 1980s, funded in 1986, and issued its first National Drug Control Strategy in 1987. In the middle of a massive…
Prop. 5 would fund innovative treatment for drug offenders
Prop. 5 would fund innovative treatment for drug offenders AlterNet, October 25, 2008 and San Francisco Chronicle, October 10, 2008
Support recovery not prison, vote 'yes' on Proposition 5
Support recovery not prison, vote 'yes' on Proposition 5 Register-Pajaronian, October 7, 2008
3 crime initiatives await voters in November
3 crime initiatives await voters in November San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2008
Peter Nichols: Prop. 5 will provide much-needed help to drug offenders
Peter Nichols: Prop. 5 will provide much-needed help to drug offenders Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 4, 2008
Prop. 5 would overhaul sentencing of drug offenders
Prop. 5 would overhaul sentencing of drug offenders Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2008
Treatment or Incarceration? Drug Addiction Facts
Treatment or Incarceration? Drug Addiction Facts TransWorldNews, September 9, 2008
This is Your Brain on Drugs, Dad
This is Your Brain on Drugs, Dad New York Times, January 3, 2007
San Francisco's High African American Arrest Rate: Sorting through the data to expose the facts
San Francisco's High African American Arrest Rate: Sorting through the data to expose the facts
Racial Disparities and the Drug War
Racial Disparities and the Drug War
Nevada Pot Policy a Bust
Nevada Pot Policy a Bust
Drug Use and Justice 2002: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Drug Use and Justice 2002: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Prop 36 Reduces Felony Drug Possession Prison Admissions
Prop 36 Reduces Felony Drug Possession Prison Admissions
Drug Use and Justice: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Drug Use and Justice: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
A Model Design for the Implementation of SACPA: Making Prop. 36 Work in Your County
A guide to assist county stakeholders in assessing and improving local SACPA implementation and evaluation.
Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States
Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998

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