Top law enforcement urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 8:48 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 8:52 am By Tom Jackman, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – A coalition of police chiefs and prosecutors from the nation’s biggest cities implored the Trump administration Wednesday not to return to the “lock ’em all up” crime-fighting policies of…

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Senator calls on Trump to withdraw Marino as drug czar pick in wake of revelations

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 11:46 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 11:58 am By Ed O’Keefe and Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats on Monday reacted sharply to reports that President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the nation’s drug czar helped steer legislation…

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Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Requiring people who are arrested for driving under the influence to submit to random urinalysis tests as a condition of release is unconstitutional, the Washington Supreme Court…

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Pennsylvania, Kentucky counties sue drug companies over opioid marketing

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 10:18 am By The Associated Press MEDIA, Pa. — A southeastern Pennsylvania county sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Thursday for marketing tactics that county officials say misrepresent the dangers of long-term opioid usage while a national overdose crisis continues to…

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Sessions: “We must create and foster a culture that’s hostile to drug use”

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 9:56 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 10:27 am By Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and…

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Other Roots: World-wise Inge Fryklund on dogged quest to end destructive drug war

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am By Joanne Ostrow, Special To The Cannabist Editor’s note: In our Other Roots series, we share the stories of the underrepresented individuals in and around the marijuana movement — women, ethnic minorities and others whose voices aren’t…

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