A U.S. map that shows where pot is legal looks a lot like recent electoral college maps, except instead of blue, the liberal states are rendered in green: the entire West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada), progressive mountain and Midwest states (Colorado, New Mexico; Michigan, Illinois ... More >>
A troubling pattern is emerging around the NYPD's recent "big drug busts." Last month, after years of surveillance, the NYPD concluded that gangs on the Lower East Side had sold "$1.2 million worth of coke in two years." On April 12, the NYPD arrested 41 people from the neighborhood, mostly from Ba ... More >>
New York has had the whole medical marijuana conversation for a while (end result: fail) and legalizing marijuana, if only for medical purposes, has its twists and turns here. Even with the roll back of the draconian Rockefeller drug laws by Cuomo, being the world capital of weed arrests sure doesn' ... More >>
Drug Policy AllianceEthan Nadelmann is the founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Interviews with DPA staff and data from DPA reports were used through out this week's Voice feature, "White Mayor's Burden." We spoke with Nadelmann after the stunning news from WNYC that t ... More >>
The Atlanta MC's Pl3dge is an exhilarating, politically charged ride
This week, we met Columbia's Drug Dealer Frat Boys, and learned: The Street Price of Cocaine at Columbia University! The Street Prices of Ecstasy and LSD at Columbia University! and The Street Price of Marijuana at Columbia University! So, what's next for the boys? And more interestin ... More >>
GawkerIt has slimming properties.While not quite as, um, thought-provoking as an alleged photo of Brett Favre's penis, this is still kind of awe-inspiring: a bakery in Philadelphia has created the Pumpple, a creation consisting of apple and pumpkin pies baked inside layers of chocolate and va ... More >>
Maysles focuses on turning Harlem kids into auteurs
The 'Voice' bags the bad guys
New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
Ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder wants to talk about everything except her law firm
Young progressives are dusting themselves off. Anyone for Congress in 2006?
How Guy's guys (and gals) plead his case
In an Albany primary, a candidate for D.A. attacks the Rockefeller drug lawsand wins
On the anniversary of women's suffrage, a case for letting people with felony convictions vote
Russell Simmons gets high on Rockefelleragain
Three young men, two coke deliveries, one prison sentence
One mother's unlikely education in New York's Rockefeller drug laws
Freedom's just another word for power-mad parole officers
Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop voteand maybe his wallet, too
In Albany, Rape, Punch-Outs, and Shutdowns Are All a Baffling Blur
Activists Fear a Compromise on Rockefeller Repeal
Coalition Sets Deadline for Repealing Rockefeller Drug Laws
How the 'Times,' the 'Post,' and the Rest of the Media Conspired to Push Pataki
Greens and the Working Families Party Try to Make Progressive Votes Count
Politicians Posture but Rockefeller Reforms Still Elusive
State Pols Ride a Troubling Crime Agenda Toward Re-Election
Rabbi Gets Probation for Medical Marijuana
A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
Prisoners' Relatives Assess Pataki's Drug Law Reform Plan
After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasnt at All What Shed Imagined
With Silvers Support, New York Gets Best Chance to Fix Rockefeller Drug Laws
Prosecutors, Not Judges, Are in Charge
An Organizer Takes His Street Movement to Albany
Accusations Are Flying About Presidential Candidates Drug Use. Are You Under the Influence?
New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.
An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws
Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?
A new study blasts state spending priorities
Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.
Why Tough Laws Can't Claim Credit for Beating Back Crack
What Lies Ahead? The Antiprison Movement Contemplates the Future