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A New Justice Challenge for Trump: Mental Health & Drugs

A national coalition today asked the new Congress and President-elect to support a “comprehensive” plan for helping justice-involved individuals suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. The proposal included federal aid for training cops and corrections officers, and continued Medicaid coverage after release from prison.

Obama Edges Closer Toward Backing Pot Legalization

The departing President tells Rolling Stone that drug abuse should be treated as a public health issue. He says, “It is untenable…for the Justice Department or the DEA to be enforcing a patchwork of laws, where something that’s legal in one state could get you a 20-year prison sentence in another.”