April 29, 2017, 11am PDT
2015 was the first year that driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) surpassed those killed while driving under the influence of alcohol. Increased legal access to marijuana is correlated with the surge. Amphetamine use is also a factor.
August 2, 2016, 6am PDT
New research has found a link between drug dealing and certain urban environments, which researchers believe can lead to better policing strategies.
London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy Blog
March 1, 2014, 11am PST
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin based his entire State of the State speech this year on the state’s “full-blown heroin crisis.” The crisis has obvious impacts on neighborhoods, but did land use policy contribute to the problem?
October 13, 2011, 5am PDT
Today's war on drugs isn't all that different from Prohibition, writes Stephen Smith, at least in terms of the urban-suburban divide that underlies policy. As cities' reputations clean up, maybe drug policy will evolve accordingly, too.
August 25, 2011, 9am PDT
El Paso is seen as one of the more successful mid-sized cities in the U.S. But as this op-ed from <em>Domus</em> explores, the fuel behind that success is the drug trafficking that has plagued Mexico and its border with the U.S.
May 26, 2011, 5am PDT
The border city of Juarez, Mexico, has been a flashpoint in the drug-fueled violence that has plagued many parts of Mexico. Recent figures show that nearly 25% of the homes there have been abandoned.
September 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> has mapped the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, and found many that fall within a proposed buffer that would keep the outlets away from schools, parks and libraries.
September 8, 2008, 9am PDT
Neal Pierce looks at America's addiction to incarceration and drug prohibition and wonders what -- if anything -- the presidential candidates would do to change the country's course.
April 18, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Drug traffickers, growers and drug law enforcement agents are wreaking havok on the forests of Central America, where large plots of forest are clear-cut for drug crop growing and sprayed to eliminate illicit substances.</p>