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Drug Policy Reform in the Americas

April 20, 2015

Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and a leading advocate for domestic and international ...

Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?

Nov. 12, 2014

A discussion of the therapeutic promise and legislative possibility for medical marijuana in Texas featuring an experienced ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: When Will Texas ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Cannabinomics: The Impact of Cannabis and ...

Mar. 31, 2014

Doug Fine addresses the impact of cannabis legalization as well as the newly legalized industrial crop, hemp.

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Civil Liberties

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Regulating Legalized Marijuana

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Violence

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Prescriptions Drug Abuse

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Kingpin Strategies

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

Baker Institute Viewpoints: Marijuana Legalization

Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a ...

VECINOS LECTURE SERIES -- MEXICO'S DRUG ...

August 27, 2012

Poet Javier Sicilia, founder of Mexico's Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, discusses the human cost ...

VECINOS LECTURE SERIES: SECURITY IN CENTRAL ...

April 23, 2012

Experts on security in Central America explain how local issues such as drug violence and human trafficking ...

THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED. ...

March 9, 2012

Defenders of current U.S. drug policy, advocates for reform and academic researchers discuss the effects of and ...

TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT, WITH ...

March 8, 2012

Travel writer Rick Steves describes how European drug policy, which views drug abuse as a health issue ...

CANNABIS, CARTELS AND CRIME: WOULD LEGALIZATION ...

November 19, 2009

Experts and policy analysts discuss the effectiveness of the War on Drugs, as well as new directions ...