By Joe Chivers When discussing the War on Drugs, we must discuss not only the fatal impact it has had on millions of people, but also the subtler effects. While less lurid, these effects have damaged lives in tragic and...

Pot Prisoners

By Joe Chivers Every day, it seems that more and more people come around to the idea of legalizing, or at least, decriminalizing, pot. It is paramount that we understand that all is not rosy for those who consume the...
By Joe Chivers It is no exaggeration to state that the Opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging the United States is the largest public health threat to the nation today. Indeed, it is hard to underestimate the true scale of...
By Joe Chivers If you are even a casual reader of the news, the dark situation in the Philippines cannot have escaped your attention. Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, hasn’t so much got blood on his hands as he has his...
By Joe Chivers Decriminalization of medical marijuana is a hotly contested topic around the world. While in the United States, 29 states have legalized the drug for this purpose, in other regions, it isn’t so clear cut. Europe, as a...
Third in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In the previous installment of this series on Portugal, we discussed the intricacies and effects of decriminalization. In this final instalment, we’ll look at recent developments in...
Second in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In the last installment of this series on the Portuguese approach to the drug war, we covered the massive addiction problems plaguing Portugal in the 1980s and...
First in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In a previous series, I discussed the history and the possible outcomes of the Mexican Drug War. In Mexico, the government has launched attack after attack on...
Third and final in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers In previous articles, I’ve covered the history of the Mexican Drug War from its origins until now, so what’s next? It’s a question that’s been pondered...
Second in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers One of the reasons I was so specifically intrigued to write about the Mexican Drug War is because I feel it is a war that is vastly misunderstood. In...

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