Los Angeles Times, 01 Nov 2014 - Foundations' Push for California Prop. 47 to Reduce Drug-Use Penalties Is Aimed at National Change. SACRAMENTO - The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation.
Daily Telegraph, 31 Oct 2014 - You'd Expect Drug Use to Go Up - But, Surprisingly, a Major Report Has Found That Sometimes It Actually Drops. A man lies on the floor in a squalid bedsit, a rubber rope tied around one arm, a needle in his hand. The door bursts open and two armed police officers run in. They take in the scene and swiftly find a bag of powder. What should they do next? The answer depends on the country they're in.