First up: a run-down of the first things we ever did wrong in the eyes of the law.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy ordering prosecutors to file charges on every single person who crosses the U.S. border without documents is draining resources used to combat illicit drug smuggling in southern California, a new report says.
Fourteen members of the Air Force tasked with guarding a nuclear weapons silo in Wyoming were disciplined as part of a drug ring at the base, according to records obtained by the Associated Press and published on Thursday.
Welcome to the opioid-fueled prison industrial complex.
Here is a tweet from the official account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of the major unions representing members of the New York City Police Department:
Today is April 20— “4/20,” in street slang, a day on which the traditional writing of the date coincides with the number “420,” a number representing the total grams of marijuana in a pound. What does it mean for your kids?
Here’s a bit of good news as we recover from our State of the Union-induced hangovers: San Francisco will retroactively expunge thousands of residents’ marijuana convictions from their records, the city’s District Attorney announced Wednesday.
A curt travel advisory issued Thursday by the U.S. State Department told Americans not to visit five states in Mexico, all coastal areas the U.S. said has seen an uptick in violent gang-related drug crimes. Those states are Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, Guerrero, and Colima.
Come Monday, recreational use of marijuana will be legal in California. Unless, of course, you’re going through one of the eight Border Patrol checkpoints in the Golden State.
Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long stretch of mild weather in Iowa City has finally given over to the cold, and people are trickling outside in heavy layers to smoke and shoot the shit. Sarah Ziegenhorn and…
Donald Trump appealed to his late brother’s struggle with addiction while declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday afternoon, an issue he plans to tackle in part by employing “really tough, really big advertising,” telling kids in a very serious voice that drugs are “bad,” and allocating…
Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.
Jeff “good people don’t smoke marijuana” Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, is preparing to launch a new front in the (ineffective) war on drugs.
Drug-sniffing dogs in Colorado might soon be out of a job — or at least must be retrained to detect illegal drugs that aren’t weed.
Larry Krasner, a civil rights attorney who built his professional reputation defending protesters and suing the police, is almost certainly going to be Philadelphia’s next district attorney. Last month, Krasner beat out six other candidates in the Democratic primary—clobbering his closest opponent by a near 18-point…
At first glance, the May 22, 1997 issue of The Big Bend Sentinel, a local newspaper in West Texas, appears unremarkable. “Good Luck, MHS Class of ‘97,” a banner reads on the front page, just above the nameplate. Five class photos of graduating seniors from Marfa High School are followed by stories announcing…
Police departments around the country, who really should’ve learned their lesson about trying to make hip and cool jokes online by now, raced to Twitter on Thursday to mark stoner holiday 4/20 with un-funny jokes about how they’re going to bust you for pot. Ha ha ha!