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Why Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas thinks drugs should be legalized

News : The Great Debate

Prohibition was a failure in the 1920s, and, for similar reasons, the so-called war on drugs has been a disaster. Forty years after Richard Nixon declared this war, consumption worldwide is up, violence has increased and the rule of...

Hague court opens examination into Philippines drugs war deaths

News : Reuters: World News

MANILA (Reuters) - International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs", which has led to the death of thousands since it began in July 2016...

Reason.tv: 40 Years of Drug War Failure - LEAP's Neill Franklin

News : Reason

On June 17, 1971 President Richard Nixon launched the modern-day drug war, an effort perpetuated by every one of his successors. As the reform group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) documents in a new comprehensive study, ...

Ryan Grim: How The U.S. Pushed The Drug War To Africa

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

The very fact that Western Africa has become a significant stop on the global trade route is evidence in itself of the failure of the drug war, a failure that won't be straightened out by doubling down on the same strategy. Indeed, ...

Covered at Reason 24/7: California Lieutenant Governor Says War on Drugs is an "Abject Failure"

News : Reason

It is refreshing but depressingly rare for a politician to speak out against the war on drugs. However, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has done just that, saying that the war on drugs is an "abject failure" and that mos...

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