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The Drug War Drives Users to More Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

by Benjamin M. Wiegold In recent years, some ground has been gained in the battle for liberty on the Drug-War front, specifically at the state level, with many states adopting less oppressive laws regarding medical marijuana and some even legalizing recreational use. Possession has been decriminalized in some instances as well. Despite the progress in these […]

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The Injustice Of Mandatory Minimums

The Senate is expected to take up legislation to reform federal mandatory minimum sentence laws, but the measure is stalled on Majority Leader McConnell’s desk. Republicans are split on the issue between reformers and “law and order” fundamentalists. Meanwhile, mandatory minimums have been emptying the treasury and destroying lives for more than 30 years.

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