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This week the United Nations General Assembly took on  global drug policy . The widespread consensus is that the hardline policies of the 1990’s war on drugs have failed.

The Global War on Drugs Is Dead

This week the United Nations General Assembly took on global drug policy . The widespread consensus is that the hardline policies of the 1990’s war on drugs have failed.

from To the Point

The admitted founder of Silk Road, which became an Internet marketplace for illegal drugs, went on trial today in New York for drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering.

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind on Trial as an Online Drug "Kingpin"

The admitted founder of Silk Road, which became an Internet marketplace for illegal drugs, went on trial today in New York for drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering.

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