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CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico’s Most Notorious Drug Cartel

An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Marijuana Legalization: Ending Drug War Will Save America $40 Billion Annually

As the "fiscal cliff" racket in Washington produced a predictable deal and compromised between both parties' favorite pet welfare programs, it was not a surprise that government spending and power took precedence over cutting spending. While someone like me could find trillions to cut in the federal budget, I wanted to offer a modest proposal that would both save money and enhance freedom: abolishing the drug war.

Bipartisan Bill Would Let States Choose Marijuana Legalization

A bipartisan group of legislators from around the country led by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) introduced a bill in Congress today that would clarify that Colorado and Washington may fully implement the new marijuana laws approved by voters on November 6.

Brad Pitt: The War on Drugs is 'Nonsensical, Backwards and Inept'

Brad Pitt threw his considerably celebrity behind the documentary "The House I Live In" on Friday night at the Sundance Sunset cinemas in West Hollywood, making a surprise appearance to introduce Eugene Jarecki's film, joke about his past drug use and tell the audience that the war on drugs is a costly failure.

What if Legalizing Marijuana Turns Our Kids Into A Bunch of Bong-Mongering Hippies?

A potentially habitable alien planet — one that scientists say is the best candidate yet to harbor water, and possibly even life, on its surface — has been found around a nearby star.

Legalize and Tax It, Already

A November 11 headline reads, "30,000 Arrests Caught in Backlog at Sheriff's Office." The article explains that almost 20,000 misdemeanor warrants are backed up in the police database, straining Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia's staff. Garcia lamented that budget cuts and a countywide hiring freeze are prolonging the backlog. The Chronicle cited similar arrest backlogs in Bexar and Dallas counties.

Former “sheriff of the year” arrested and sent to jail named after him

Every civil servant wants to experience his or her legacy firsthand--but not the way that onetime Arapahoe Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has. Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name.

Obama Administration’s War on Pot in California

One of the most striking inconsistencies of President Obama’s administration is its odd stand on the use of marijuana to relieve the suffering of those stricken with cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, migraines and many other debilitating and painful ailments.