Trump Expected to Propose Death Penalty for Drug Offenses in Response to Overdose Crisis

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Trump Expected to Propose Death Penalty for Drug Offenses in Response to Overdose Crisis | Drug Policy Alliance

On Monday, President Trump is expected to announce a plan for his administration’s response to opioid addiction and overdose. Instead of focusing on overdose response measures that are known to work, the administration is reportedly planning to call for the death penalty for people who sell drugs. The plan also calls for ramping up the already extremely […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use | NORML

Cannabis use is associated with slower rates of injection initiation among at-risk youth, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Canadian researchers assessed drug use progression in a cohort of 481 street-involved youth over a ten-year period. Authors reported: “[W]e observed a high rate of injection initiation among at-risk street-involved youth. Our […]

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President Trump Advocating Death Penalty for Drug Sellers

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President Trump Advocating Death Penalty for Drug Sellers | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Five sources within the Trump Administration indicate that the president regularly makes statements indicating he would like to emulate policies of China, the Philippines, and Singapore by executing drug sellers, according to a report by Axios. “Given Trump’s embrace of the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a large-scale campaign of state-sanctioned murder, it’s […]

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip | Phillip Smith

PBS star and prolific travel guidebook author Rick Steves is a prominent advocate of marijuana legalization and drug reform. For years, he has advocated for freeing the weed and adopting a more moderate, European-style approach to drug policy. He has enjoyed successes, playing a leading role in bringing the public around in Washington state, which […]

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Trump Says He Wants to Execute All Drug Dealers

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Trump Says He Wants to Execute All Drug Dealers | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump has been making some disturbing authoritarian and bloodthirsty private remarks about what he’d like to do to drug dealers, according to a new report from Axios. Worse yet, his dark fulminations may foreshadow some repressive policy prescriptions not too far down the road. The president is apparently a big fan of […]

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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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