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President Carter urges U.S. to rethink drug war

Former President Jimmy Carter, in an editorial published by The New York Times on Thursday, urged sitting U.S. officials to rethink the drug war by decriminalizing marijuana possession and focusing on harm reduction policies over hard boiled policing. In his essay, Carter looks at the proposals by a global commission…

Senate report: The Latin American war on drugs has ‘largely failed’

A U.S. Senate subcommittee report this week called into question efforts to curb drug exports from Latin America, suggesting that billions in tax dollars had been wasted in no-bid contracts with no oversight on how the money was being spent or whether efforts were succeeding. The report comes just a…