by Nancy Crist Kevin Ring was bitten by the political bug after interning on Capitol Hill during college. “I was a typical Hill rat,” Kevin says. “I rose through the ranks.” After graduating from Syracuse University, he worked as a...
Great video explaining Why the War on Drugs is a Huge Failure.
by Limus Woods A scene from the 2001 movie Training Day comes to mind when I think about what civil forfeiture is at its root. In the movie, Denzel Washington plays a dirty detective named Alonzo, and Ethan Hawke played...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w55G1y8wK8g
The United States blames Mexico for the supply. Mexico blames the U.S. for the demand. And around and around we go.“We learn from history that we do not learn from history” is one of my favorite, albeit apocryphal, quotations...

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...
Set to open within a few weeks, the room will not be a place to inject drugs or get high, say health providers. Instead, a nurse will monitor heroin users as they come down from the drug's effects. Source: Boston's...
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...
"I have come to believe that experience can truly be a great teacher.  Even when it is painful.  If we look for and use the lessons."  Pinkney Clowers The story of Pinkney Clowers is the story of everything that’s wrong...

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