In the year since Chicago legalized recreational marijuana, some are able to enjoy the drug without consequence, while others continue to suffer from the policies of the drug war. In 2020, Blacks represented three-quarters of all arrests for marijuana.
Facing political, foreign policy and criminal justice reform concerns, President Biden drags his feet on a decision to extend legislation that helps federal agents confront the issue of fentanyl-like substances.
Milgram, a former New Jersey attorney general, is a leading critic of the justice system and has advocated for data-oriented policies. She was among 11 new appointees to major law enforcement posts announced yesterday, including Tucson police chief Chris Magnus, named to head the Customs and Border Protection Agency.
Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy Regina LaBelle announced seven drug policy priorities for the new administration. The announcement coincides with news that drug deaths spiked dramatically during the pandemic, up roughly 27 percent compared with the previous year.