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Drug Culture on Campus

Support for legalizing marijuana has grown from 46 percent in 2010 to 50 percent in 2011, according to a Gallup poll. The four percent boost may have tipped the scales toward legalization this month. In November’s election, two states legalized recreational marijuana usage for the first time. Both Colorado and Washington put the question to voters in a referendum and it won with 53 percent of the vote. The move to legalize the drug and activists’ efforts to decriminalize it (and de-clog the courts and jails) may push other states to follow suit. “The global war on drugs has failed, […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Dayvon Love speaks to a crowd protesting a new youth jail in Baltimore

Drugs Fuel a Growing Prison Industry

Suspect #1: Black male, 5-9, dark complexion, black hoodie and bule [sic] jeans no further description. | Suspect #2: Black male, 5-9, dark complexion, black hoodie and bule [sic] jeans no further description. Morgan State University sent out these emails last month, painting a portrait of thieves and bad guys with no names or faces.  If you’re young, male and melanin enriched, they look just like you. But is this picture an accurate reflection of who the majority of bad guys and thieves are in Baltimore or the nation? “This is the argument on the table,” says Dr.Natasha Pratt Harris, professor in […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, SPECIAL COVERAGE