December 6th, 2012
08:11 PM ET

Washington's new marijuana law leaves users in limbo

Washington State Voters passed a law last month that made marijuana legal. However, it will take a year before the rules for growing and selling it take effect.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Miguel Marquez has the story. FULL POST

Filed under: Law • Marijuana
December 6th, 2012
03:53 PM ET

Virgin mogul Richard Branson calls war on drugs a trillion-dollar failure

It has been four decades since the United States declared a war on drugs. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group calls America's campaign against drugs a failure.

Branson compares the failure of the war on drugs to Prohibition. He cited the increase of alcohol consumption and the proliferation of organized crime.

War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure

"Here we are, four decades after Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs in 1971 and $1 trillion spent since then. What do we have to show for it?

The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world, with about 2.3 million behind bars. More than half a million of those people are incarcerated for a drug law violation. What a waste of young lives."

Branson calls for alternatives to the current drug policy - he writes the U.S. should focus on education, health, taxation and regulation.

Richard Branson has a new documentary, "Breaking the Taboo" on the global policy on drugs and its failure and is OutFront with Erin Burnett tonight.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p and 11p ET on CNN.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Neat Guest
December 6th, 2012
01:44 PM ET

North Korea spends millions on "Supreme Leader," turning to own people and Russia to bankroll memorials

North Korea spending tens of millions of dollars to memorialize their dead leader, Kim Jong-il even though the country's broke.
Erin Burnett tells you which other country is bankrolling them.

Filed under: E-Block
December 6th, 2012
01:34 PM ET

John McAfee, American tech mogul seeks asylum in Guatemala

John McAfee, the American software tycoon, was seeking asylum in Guatemala, but now is facing deportation.

This latest news may be an end to his cat and mouse game with authorities who want to question him about his neighbor in Belize, who was killed.

CNN's Martin Savidge spoke to McAfee and he's OutFront. FULL POST

Filed under: International • News
December 6th, 2012
01:18 PM ET

Morsy advisers resign amid violent protests

In Egypt, where three advisers to President Mohammed Morsy have stepped down. This, as violence intensified and demonstrators set fire Wednesday to offices of the Muslim brotherhood.

CNN's Reza Sayah is in Cairo and we asked him what all this means for the country's political future. FULL POST

Filed under: International • OuterCircle
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