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METH: It Never Really Went Away

By Curtis Hill, Indiana's Attorney General

In 2004, I testified before members of Congress about the horrific effects of methamphetamine upon the American heartland. Back then, I was serving as prosecutor in Elkhart County, Indiana — and my community was an anomaly. Whereas much of Indiana’s meth came from makeshift...

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Commentary: Vanda Felbab-Brown on Organized Crime, Illicit Drugs and Terrorism – What are the linkages?

During ECAD’s 25th Mayors Forum and the 6th World Forum Against Drugs in Gothenburg, more than 60 speakers discussed topics related to the production, trafficking, and consumption of illicit drugs before an audience of some 400 attendees. One of our prominent speakers, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, presented her findings from international research on...

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David Murray: The False Arguments for Legal Marijuana

David W. Murray | May 20, 2019

Advocates for marijuana legalization, buoyed by success in several states, public polling numbers, and endorsement from nearly every major Democratic presidential candidate, have begun to indulge in a bit of triumphalism, sensing what they see as the inevitability of their cause.

Don't Legalize Pot

Look closely at reports from states where pot has been legalized

On March 16, a press conference opposing legalizing marijuana was held in Wallingford, with remarks by...

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It’s High Time We Took a Breath from Marijuana Commercialization

Denver Post By BOB TROYER | Guest Commentary September 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a...
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Reform the Prisons Without Going Soft on Crime

Proposals to give judges more discretion and cut mandatory minimums endanger public safety. Tom Cotton Aug. 15, 2018 7:02 p.m. ET
The House earlier this year passed a bill to improve conditions in federal prisons and encourage prisoners to participate in...
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CDC: Drug Overdoses Hit New Record

CDC: Drug overdoses hit new record
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More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Case of Underserved Clemency

Bushman.OpEd.A Case of Undeserved Clemency. NATIONAL NARCOTIC OFFICERS' ASSOCIATIONS' COALITION 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Box 112, Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (866) 803-8678 A Case of Undeserved Clemency By Bob Bushman While many consider Alice Johnson, the Cocaine Grandma, a "first time, non-violent offender", nothing could be further from the truth. Alice Johnson and her co-conspirators distributed several thousand kilograms of cocaine, worth...
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FIRST STEP Act Opposition

NNOAC First Step Act Senate Letter - May 2018 The Honorable Charles Grassley, Chairman The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 RE: FIRST STEP Act Opposition Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: As President of the National Narcotic Officers' Associations' Coalition, I am writing to you to express our membership's dismay and frustration with provisions...
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