Great to see yet more mainstream media coverage of the drug law reform debate, this time in a special issue of The Nation Magazine. The cover story includes a visual riff on the logo of the infamous D.A.R.E drug prevention program, a gag used previously by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP is covered in one of the feature articles, by SSDP director Aaron Houston - see below).
The feature content list is as follows (most available online for non-subscribers):
(Subscribers only) The problem with the drug war in Mexico is not that it's unfunded. It's unwinnable.Laura Carlsen
Despite the defeat of Proposition 19, growers in California are expanding a profitable system for cultivating pot. Sasha Abramsky
Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains. Aaron Houston
The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus. Michelle Alexander
The killing in Juárez bears less resemblance to warfare between cartels than to criminal anarchy. Ed Vulliamy