Drug Policy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:25
U.S. prosecutors are preparing to unveil drug trafficking charges against the head of Venezuela's National Guard, according to people familiar with the case, as the United States investigates the suspected involvement of senior Venezuelan officials in the cocaine trade.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:19
Long-standing drug policies backed by the United Nations and financed by the United States have not only failed to slow global drug trafficking, they may also be driving widespread environmental degradation and accelerating climate change.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 07:22
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country’s list of hard drugs.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 13:00


The Honorable Michael Botticelli 
Director of National Drug Control Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Added 12/02/2015 at 05:16 PM

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:09
In November, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that the personal recreational use of marijuana is constitutionally legal under the right to “free development of personality,” but the ruling was only applicable to the four defendants in the court case.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:12
The United States has spent more than $10 billion dollars beefing up Colombia’s security forces, supporting development and backing reform of the judicial system in an effort known as Plan Colombia. I talked with Kevin Whitaker, the American ambassador in Bogotá, by email about this evolution and Washington’s decision to sit down with leaders who are under indictment in the United States.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:47
A debate on what to do with Bolivia's overflowing stores of seized coca highlights the Andean nation's unique relationship with the leaf and its approach to combating drug trafficking.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 22:16
Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:04
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been arrested in Haiti and taken to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, U.S. media reports say.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:58
Colombia is seeking a less toxic herbicide to restart aerial fumigations of coca crops, the director of the national police said, after the Andean country halted spraying with the chemical glyphosate due to health concerns.