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On October 17, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America, Brookings hosted a forum to discuss the international repercussions of the United States’ changing approach towards marijuana.
Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield called for "flexible" interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in New York City last week, citing marijuana legalisation in Colorado and Washington.
Tennessee’s draconian law criminalizing pregnant drug users could help the country keep it’s notorious title as the world’s largest incarcerator of women, an infamy fuelled largely by the war on drugs.
30 October 2014 09:00-11:00 Washington, D.C. United States
U.S. taxpayers have been funding citizen security programs in Central America for six years. This event will talk about whether these efforts are having an impact on the crime and violence that has shaken the region and led to unprecedented migration of unaccompanied minors to the United States.
California legalised medical marijuana in 1996, and in this November, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia will decide whether they should follow the drug policies in Washington State and Colorado - to legalise recreational marijuana.
Open Society Foundations will host an exciting webinar on drug policy messaging, sharing public opinion research from marijuana reform campaigns in Uruguay, Washington and Colorado as well as the methods employed to win over new audiences.
Surveying patients with traumatic brain injuries, a group of researchers reported today that they found those who tested positive for THC were more likely to survive than those who tested negative for the illicit substance.
The report denounces the USA’s failure to address the growing body of counterproductive and regressive state laws, policies, and practices that substantially undermine women’s dignity and status as persons under the law.