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War Without End
Drug Policy | Magazine/Newspaper

War Without End

William Martin

For many military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, their only relief comes from a drug that is illegal in Texas: marijuana. William Martin, director of the institute’s Drug Policy Program, writes about the problem in "War ... read more

Texas High Ways
Drug Policy | Magazine/Newspaper

Texas High Ways

William Martin

Why the unlikeliest of states should legalize marijuana. Reprinted with permission from the October 2009 issue of Texas Monthly. read more

Marijuana's legalization can crimp power of Mexican cartels
Drug Policy | Op-Ed

Marijuana's legalization can crimp power of Mexican cartels

Nathan P. Jones

The arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a major symbolic victory for the United States and Mexico, but it will not change the flow of drugs as much as Colorado and Washington's experiments with marijuana ... read more

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Policy regarding drugs, both legal and illegal and explicitly including alcohol, poses some of the most prominent and perplexing issues facing modern societies. For nearly a century, the United States has been an active proponent of the punitive prohibition of illicit drugs. Unfortunately, the “War on Drugs” has been largely unsuccessful; prosecution of illegal drug consumption has filled our prisons without significantly reducing crime, decreasing homelessness, preventing overdose deaths

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