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Latin America and the United States have experienced what one could call a series of âmarijuana momentsâ over the past few weeks. Given growing support for ending the senseless and bloody decades-long âwar on drugs,â these signs of progress toward decriminalization and legalization should not pass unremarked.
Castaneda ponders why Obama has been so uninvolved in the decriminalization of marijauna, but sees decriminlization fast approaching.
For centuries, governments have used prizes to spur innovative research that yields creative solutions to global challenges. Now the world needs the same kind of inspired leadership to address the twenty-first century’s most pressing challenge: ensuring access to sustainable energy for all.