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World Leaders Condemn Failed Drug War, Call For Global Reform

Sound policy, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said, "does not allow human rights to be put aside in order to extend the repression of drugs."

NEW YORK:  A coalition of former international leaders gathered in New York City on Tuesday to discuss the release of their new report calling for a complete overhaul of drug policies around the world, including legalization of psychoactive substances like marijuana. In a discussion moderated by The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, 10 members of Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part IV

As we look to the next 25 years, the public today feels that the deadly bacteria eating our nation's soul is in fact, drug war politics. We're moving from a golden age of the drug war, to an age of reform. Low level drug arrests are widely criticized, random drug testing is viewed as needlessly invasive. Marijuana legalization is increasingly popular, as are sentencing, prison, and police reforms.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part four of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg Part IV: “…nothing but a handful of useless chemicals…” Following the addresses, Bush received a small bump in public approval, but it dissipated in the following weeks as Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part III

"…the Republicans had established themselves as the party of hard drug policy and the Democrats were struggling to keep up. This explains why there were no major shifts in federal policy after the Democrats recaptured the White House in 1992."

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg Part III: “We need is another D-Day, not another Vietnam…” A major obstacle for President Bush at this time was the deficit. A popular pledge in his Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part II

ush lauded his ONDCP director, Bill Bennett. The drug czar, explained the administration's budget in even starker terms to reporters days before, "crack is worse than taxes," Bennett said.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg Part II: “…crack is worse than taxes… “Fortunately for the president, the drug war was a top priority for Congress. The Byrne Justice Grant program enacted in Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War at 25

U.S. President George H. Bush holds up a copy of the National Drug Control Strategy during a meeting with White House Chief of Staff John Sununu in the Oval Office, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1989 in Washington. Bush will address the nation on television Tuesday when he will ask Americans to join in the war against narcotics.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg “Good evening. This is the first time since taking the oath of office that I felt an issue was so important, so threatening, that Read the full article…

DEA May Be Losing The War On Marijuana Politics

"For 13 of the 14 years I have worked on this issue, when the DEA came to a hearing, committee members jumped over themselves to cheerlead," said Bill Piper, a lobbyist with the Drug Policy Alliance, a pro-legalization group. "Now the lawmakers are not just asking tough questions, but also getting aggressive with their arguments."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation’s war on drugs. Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the resolve of Read the full article…

U.S. Coast Guard Warns Mariners About Recreational Marijuana Use

The Coast Guard’s regulation regarding recreational or medicinal drug usage is firmly aligned with the Department of Transportation’s regulation on the use of Schedule I drugs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice warning mariners, marine employers, Medical Reviewing Officers and the public that Read the full article…

U.S. Coast Guard Warns Mariners About Recreational Marijuana Use

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice warning mariners, marine employers, Medical Reviewing Officers and the public that Read the full article…

'Face Of Cannabis' Project Aims To Raise Awareness, Facilitate Change Amid Use Of Medical Marijuana Oil

Through Face of Cannabis I am asking people to open their minds to the possibility that there is a better medicine. And to do their part, if only to get out of the way by saying, "Let's see if this can work."

COLORADO: Had I visited a psychic two years ago and been told that in a few short months I would be waving the cannabis flag, I would have called her crazy, grudgingly handed over my $30, rolled my eyes and walked away. But that was a long time ago, and I was sure about a Read the full article…

Former Undercover Cop & Co-Founder Of LEAP Jack Cole Wants All Drugs Legalized

"Our arguments are so logical," Cole told BostInno over the phone. "People at first are amazed because we're former police but because of that, they listen to us."

MASSACHUSETTS: Jack Cole, who spent 26 years with the New Jersey State Police and the majority of his 14 years in their Narcotics Bureau undercover, co-founded the Medford-based organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) with one goal in mind: To end the war on drugs by completely legalizing all taboo narcotics.