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It’s time to end the war on drugs

In April of this year, U.N. member states will meet at for the first U.N. General Assembly Special Session on Drugs since 1998. At the last meeting the international community committed to achieving a “drug free world.” This time it can move into the post “war on drugs” era.

Sean Penn regrets El Chapo interview failed to spur drug debate

"I have a regret that the entire discussion about this article ignores its purpose, which was to try to contribute to this discussion about the policy in the war on drugs," Penn told "60 Minutes" correspondent Charlie Rose.

3 tons of cocaine seized in major Spain drug bust

MADRID, Spain – In a major drugs bust, Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized three tons of Colombian cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain, Britain and the Netherlands.

Clash in El Chapo’s hometown leaves 2 dead in Mexico

Mexican forces clashed with suspected organized crime figures in the hometown of fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, killing two and netting 4.5 tons of marijuana, the Navy said Saturday.

US President Obama commutes sentences of 95 drug offenders

One of the inmates granted clemency was Sharanda Jones, a 48-year-old Texas woman who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a single cocaine offense. She was a first-time, nonviolent offender.

If you fly between Chicago and L.A. you might be a drug dealer, according to the DEA

If you stop and question enough of the 3 million people who fly from Chicago to Los Angeles, eventually you'll get lucky and stumble upon a drug trafficker.
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