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Is California Finally Figuring Out Drugs?
- Mike Males, Aug 7, 2014
"No state has embraced both illegal drugs and the official wars thereon like California," writes Mike Males. After a roller coaster half-century, the state may finally be on its way to good drug policy.
Clearing the Path Ahead: One Step Towards Improving Reentry in California
- Aaron Juchau, Aug 5, 2014
California recently lifted the ban on access to welfare for people with felony drug convictions. Though a strong step in the right direction, many obstacles remain for this vulnerable population.
Cracking the Racial Disparity for Cocaine Sentencing
- Antonia Cartwright, Jul 1, 2014
By equalizing treatment and punishment for crack and powder cocaine, Sen. Mitchell's SB 1010 recognizes drug abuse as a health issue and promotes racial equality.
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