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Tag: Decriminalization


Denouncing ‘Colossal Waste’ of Drug War, Report Makes Case for Decriminalization

“Locking people up for using drugs causes tremendous harm,” according to a joint assessment by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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The Evidence About Prostitution That The New York Times Ignored

Dissenting voices are vital in the wake of Amnesty International’s championing of laws that decriminalize pimps, brothel owners and johns.

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WikiLeaks Releases Snowden Statement, Vermont Decriminalizes Pot, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including student loan interest rates double due to Congress’ inaction and Texas Republicans begin their push to pass a controversial anti-abortion law in the new special legislative session after their attempts were thwarted last week.

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Gay Marriage and Pot for Fun Now Legal in Washington

The Evergreen State began granting same-sex marriage licenses Thursday morning while crowds lit joints at a celebration beneath the Space Needle in Seattle.

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Is the ‘War on Drugs’ Ending?

Mexico and Argentina’s recent decisions to decriminalize the personal use of drugs mark a growing trend across Latin America to reject the now-40-year-old, U.S.-led, Nixon-founded “war on drugs” as both harmful and ineffective.

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Mexico’s Fox Will OK Drug Decriminalization

The Mexican president will sign a bill that drastically weakens penalties for possession of personal amounts of drugs like pot, coke, ecstasy and acid. But local judges can still detain or deport those found with the drugs.

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


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