Russian experts say the downturn is a result of Putin’s determination to do away with international pacts that he sees as demeaning or forcing Russia into a ‘junior partner’ role.
A new survey shows that marijuana use among teens continues to rise — and outstrips cigarette use — thanks to the increasing perception that pot is not harmful.
A new, controversial memorial to victims of Mexico’s drug war may prompt deeper wrestling with what has become a controversial topic.
A new poll says that 51 percent of Americans support legal marijuana for recreational use. This comes a month after two states became the first to do just that.
A potential showdown will probably not target individual users of the drug, instead focusing on new regulations that will make marijuana sales permissible, a violation of federal law.
Some 176 ballot measures in 38 states included historic wins for gay marriage and legalized marijuana (Amendment 64 in Colorado), as well as votes in four red states to rein in ‘Obamacare.’
The US Supreme Court considers Wednesday whether the Florida Supreme Court was correct in making it harder for law enforcement to use dogs to discover illicit drugs in a home or vehicle.
Much of Latin America was dismayed that they got only a glancing mention in Romney and Obama’s final presidential debate.
For years El Salvador battled gangs with prison sentences and an iron fist. But a gang truce brokered in March has lasted longer than anyone expected, with homicide rates plummeting.
Ballot initiatives in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington would make recreational use of marijuana legal. At least one is likely to succeed. Pro-legalization groups have been honing their message.
Drug violence has made Mexico a dangerous place to be a reporter, and it is affecting journalism schools that now struggle to keep their doors open and train aspiring journalists.
Former and sitting Latin American presidents have issued calls against the status quo on drug policy, but Colombia, Mexico, and Guatemala’s petition to the UN could push the drug war debate to a new level.
The South American country is proposing a state monopoly over marijuana in part to curtail drug-related violence. But it’s getting pushback — even from those in favor of legalization.
Frustrated with US dictates, countries across the region are floating new ideas to curb drug trafficking, from ‘soft’ enforcement to legalization.