NPR’s Planet Money: Prohibition Makes Drug Dealers Richer, Increases Crime, Barely Reduces Use

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 3:50 pm

The NPR program Planet Money this week had a very interesting segment about the economics of illegal drugs in which they interview a former drug dealer. The best part of the segment is that it starts with an honest admission that the economic data clearly shows drug prohibitions have been a total failure.

 

California Voters Overwhelmingly Support Reduced Penalties for Illegal Drugs

By: Tuesday April 12, 2011 4:25 pm

Three out of every four California voters support reducing the criminal penalty for possession of a small amount of illegal drugs for personal use, according to a new poll from Lake Research Partners.

New Poll: Majority of American Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana, Oppose Drug War

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 8:00 am

Americans consider the War on Drugs to be a multi-billion-dollar failure, and by a slim margin, they approve legalizing marijuana. The question for supporters of California’s Prop. 19 is whether supporters will turn into likely voters who actually express their opinions at the polls.

Violence and “Safety” Dance a Couple Miles Apart

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 6:44 pm

A student summary of the events taking place on the border and the people who endure it.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement