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Advocates of drug policy reform have a new voice in Costa Rica: members of law enforcement
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Advocates of drug policy reform have a new voice in Costa Rica: members of law enforcement

Zach Dyer - September 5, 2014

Costa Rica will become the first country in Central America to host a branch of the drug policy reform organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the group announced at a press…

Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister
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Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister

Zach Dyer - September 4, 2014

Costa Rica's Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa admitted that drug enforcement policy in Central America is in desperate need of reform, and the current security model effectively criminalizes poverty in Central America.…

US drug czar approaches challenge from a different angle: as a recovering alcoholic
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US drug czar approaches challenge from a different angle: as a recovering alcoholic

Katie Zezima | The Washington Post - August 29, 2014

LYNN, Massachusetts — The United States' top drug control official had a confession. Michael Botticelli was seated on a tattered purple couch in an old Victorian here, just outside…

Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana
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Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana

AFP - August 14, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – President Juan Manuel Santos signaled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Colombia. The ruling Liberal Party…

President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration
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President Solís says medical marijuana bill is under consideration

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís faced questions on two hot button topics during his weekly press conference at the Casa Presidencial Tuesday afternoon: medical marijuana and the conflict…

Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana
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Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2014

Citizen Action Party (PAC) lawmaker Marvin Atencio wants to make Costa Rica the first country in Central America to legalize medical marijuana and generate millions of dollars…

Costa Rican special operations unit participates in regional ‘war games’
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Costa Rican special operations unit participates in regional ‘war games’

Sarah Blaskey - August 9, 2014

Last month, a Costa Rican public security unit took part in regional “War Games” in Tolemaida, Colombia, where they competed in grueling challenges testing physical fitness, weapons…

Medical marijuana opponents’ most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research
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Medical marijuana opponents’ most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - July 30, 2014

Opponents of marijuana legalization are rapidly losing the battle for hearts and minds. Simply put, the public understands that however you measure the consequences of marijuana use,…

The New York Times calls for marijuana legalization
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The New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

AFP - July 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana on Saturday, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.…

Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him
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Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him

Jonathan Blanks | Special to The Washington Post - July 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If the Obama administration is to be believed, the U.S.' infamous "War on Drugs" is over. In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy,…

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