More War on Drugs Articles

  • Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year...

  • Don't let nativism cloud the immigration debate

    Anti-immigration hardliners are blaming the surge of minors -- 90,000 alone this year, a five-fold increase from 2011 -- on America's lenient deportation policies and the prospect of "amnesty." The reality is more complicated.

  • Tunisia to revamp drug laws as prisons fill up

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is revamping its draconian drug laws, which have been condemned for having minimum sentences of at least a year and not distinguishing between hard and soft drugs. The changes are part of Tunisia's efforts to democratize after its 2011 revolution that ousted...

  • Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested at a home while watching the telecast of Mexico's soccer team playing in the World Cup, federal officials said Tuesday. Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido said Fernando Sanchez...

  • Cuomo signs New York heroin legislation into law

    VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation aimed at combating the sharp rise in heroin and opioid use in New York state. The Legislature passed 11 heroin-related bills before the 2014 session ended on Friday. Cuomo signed the bills late Monday morning at Binghamton...

  • Courts fight heroin scourge with drug injections

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The twice-arrested heroin user listened nervously as the judge reviewed her record, then offered a deal he thinks could save her life. "You're not a criminal, you're an addict," Judge Robert Peeler told Cynthia Fugate. "Something is driving you to use heroin that is...

  • Inside the world of legal marijuana dispensaries in Colorado

    DENVER — It's 8:30 in the morning, I've just left a recreational marijuana dispensary, and I'm desperate for my regular fix. Luckily, the waiter is quick to deliver it: Coffee. Black. No sugar.



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