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Majority Favors Marijuana
New poll shows majority of Americans in favor of legalizing pot
"...It's official: A majority of Americans think the drug war is a loser, that the country has a..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
"...U.S. presidents have been declaring "war on drugs" ever since the Nixon administration. Bush's remedies..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

Reefer Madness
Federal drug enforcers show little interest in treatment
"...The numbers are in – and, once again, drug treatment and prevention programs are the big losers in..."

March 14, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

What's It Good For?
Kevin Booth examines our country's disastrous War on Drugs in a new documentary
"...years and countless billions of dollars into the global war on terror, it's clear we're in this thing for..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Reefer Roundup 2/23/11
Your drug war news all in one place.
"...the 411 on California running out of money for drug treatment, the real cost of prohibition, and more!..."

Feb. 23, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

8 Murders a Day
The drug-related violence occurring in Juarez, Mexico, is the subject of this impassioned documentary.
"...the ongoing – and, to all appearances, unstoppable – drug-related violence just south of the U.S. border, and documentary..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Roundup: 2/24/12
Your drug war news
"...After a rather extended hiatus, Reefer Madness' drug war news roundup is back – and this week..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sicario
Taut, morally ambiguous thriller is set on the U.S./Mexico border
"...in his biggest commercial success, 2013’s Prisoners. And the drug wars between the cartels and government forces on both..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"...in a precedent-setting opinion authored by Chief Justice Earl Warren, a unanimous Supreme Court disagreed. Hernandez had "the right..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 4/22/11
It's baaaaack!
"...from the void – and there's a lot of drug news to catch up on, so let's get to..."

April 22, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Instead of all students – current and future – convicted of any drug-related crime at any point in their lives losing federal financial aid, now, only students currently in school will lose their money if convicted on a drug charge
"...On Feb. 1, drug law reformers scored a minor victory when Congress accepted..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Chronic Goes On
Top 10 drug war stories
"...Bogart My Closeup: The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and its fearless leader, drug czar John..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Reefer Roundup: 9/9/11
Your roundup of drug war news
"...from the feds (none of it particularly good), new drug laws on the books in Texas, and the connection..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance
"...heroin overdose but in actuality collateral damage from local drug cartel kingpin Trevor "The Viking" Calcote’s (Bateman) cocaine trade...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tricks of the Trade?
"...The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that former top Texas drug cop Barry Cooper next week will launch a new..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Color of Justice
A drug bust in tiny Tulia, Texas opens up old racial wounds and raises questions about the veracity of the undercover cop-for-hire who orchestrated it all.
"...Last year's most talked-about drug bust didn't take place in the high-volume inner-city cocaine..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

El Paso Resolves to Stand by Ciudad Juarez
Council member argues war on drugs explains violence in sister city
"...the El Paso city council has denounced the ongoing drug-fueled violence in its sister city, Ciudad Juarez – and,..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 2/11/11
Your roundup of drug war news
"...big APD bust, human handlers affecting the work of drug-scent dogs, a proposed bath salt ban, the DPS warns..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Deep Blues From Gatesville
Amy Smith thought a judge would give her two years max for possession of crack cocaine; why is she doing 20?
"...a woman chained to her bed in a maternity ward, but that was how Amy Louise Smith spent the..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Reefer Madness: Bush Pardons Hip-Hop Artist
John Forté was dealt harsh sentence under draconian drug law
"...sentencing. The decision to release Forté was applauded by drug-law reformers who have long argued that man-min sentences are..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 4/20/12
Reefer goes 4/20
"...April 20, the feds have released their latest National Drug Control Strategy. And don't you know it? It's more..."

April 20, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Shapleigh on the Border
El Paso senator lays down the law on what's really important on cross-border crime
"...about how "to stem the tide of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling, and to reduce the criminal..."

July 9, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Weed Watch
Orrin Hatch, drug law reformer?
"...for a host of crimes – many of them drug-related – without offering judges much leeway to reduce the..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pot and Mexican Food
Most Americans like to nosh on Mexican and think that pot should be legal
"...This just in: The American public hates the War on Drugs, but loves Mexican food...."

July 23, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

A 'Third Way' for Pot-Law Reform?
Marijuana Policy Project says 'No' to Kennedy proposal
"...former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, argues that neither the drug war, nor legalization, are healthy answers to the nation's..."

Jan. 15, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Catherine Hardwicke Unloads With Miss Bala
Twilight director and UT grad heads across the border for new film
"...new wave of mid-budget action dramas with her cross-border drug war drama Miss Bala...."

Jan. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Obama: Policing Legalized Pot a Low Priority
In interview with Barbara Walters on TV tonight
"...to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational use of the drug by adults, will be a low priority for the..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

From the Vaults: Nada Lado
'Savages’ Benicio del Toro talks about developing character in 'Che'
"...the characters on all sides of the movie's hyperadrenalized drug war, fling the title epithet toward members of the..."

July 8, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Top 10s
2005's biggest City Council moments; ten ways to convince AMD not to move to Lantana; top 10 drug war stories; and more

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Reefer Madness
War on Prohibition is the new War on Drugs
"...four other former cops teamed up to form the drug policy reform group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The group's..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

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