World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for […]

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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell

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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell | Phillip Smith

In June, 2014, Wilfredo Ramos was driving back to his Brooklyn home after visiting his mother in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when two Pennsylvania State Police troopers detoured him into a Kafkaesque nightmare from which he emerged only five months later. In the meantime, Ramos rotted in jail on bogus charges, losing his job, his car, and […]

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform | Phillip Smith

Caught up between players who insist on exercising their right to call out racial injustice in a manner of their choice and a scapegoating president who demands the league stifle what he deems unpatriotic protest, the National Football League has reacted in a surprising and progressive way: In a Monday letter to leading senators, the […]

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to […]

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Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports

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Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports | Phillip Smith

Despite spreading marijuana legalization and despite a growing desire for new directions in drug policy, the war on drugs continues unabated. According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report, released Monday, overall drug arrests actually increased last year to 1.57 million, a jump of 5.63% over 2015. The increase includes marijuana arrests, which jumped by […]

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Drug War Torture: South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Three-Year Old

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Drug War Torture: South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Three-Year Old | Phillip Smith

The state of South Dakota is practicing a form of drug war excess tantamount to torture, according to a pair of federal lawsuits filed by the ACLU on June 28. One suit charges that law enforcement and medical personnel subject drug suspects to forcible catheterization if they refuse to submit to a drug test. The […]

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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs

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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pushing back on bi-partisan momentum to reduce the amount of people behind bars, issued a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious” charges against people, hoping to trigger mandatory minimum drug sentences. The memo is a direct reversal of the policy of his […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Slash Funding for Drug Czar’s Office

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Trump Administration Plans to Slash Funding for Drug Czar’s Office | HWN

WASHINGTON, DC — The Trump Administration plans to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) budget by nearly 95%, according to a report today by CBS News. According to CBS, the cuts made to the ONDCP budget for fiscal year 2018 are being proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Among the proposed cuts, 33 […]

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Trump Should Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office

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Trump Should Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office | Erik Altieri

The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar. Representative Marino is a longtime, rabid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation — a position that runs counter to that of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment to this […]

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Tom Marino, Trump’s Reported Drug Czar Pick, is Drug War Extremist; Linked to Scandal

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Tom Marino, Trump’s Reported Drug Czar Pick, is Drug War Extremist; Linked to Scandal | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump is expected to soon nominate Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA/10th) to be Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (colloquially referred to as the “drug czar”). Marino, a former prosecutor with no background in health or treatment, supports a punitive, 1980’s style approach to drugs, including mass incarceration and […]

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