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Ecuador May Decriminalize All Illegal Drug Use

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/ecuador-considers-decriminalizing-all-illegal-drug-use Ecuador aims to end its war on drugs by providing treatment and rehabilitation options. Ecuador is reviewing a new piece of legislation that, if passed, would decriminalize the use of all illegal drugs. The bill, authored by Carlos Velasco, who chairs the Ecuadorian congress’ Commission of the ...

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Congressional Hearing Examines Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/congressional-hearing-examines-opioid-abuse-epidemic A congressional subcommittee hopes to develop bipartisan national policies for opioid abuse treatment. Given the ongoing problems across the country with both prescription painkillers and heroin, congressional hearings are being held to investigate the national opioid abuse epidemic. On April 23, Rep. Tim Murphy (PA-18) gave the ...

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The Drug Policies of 2016’s Presidential Candidates

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-policies-2016s-presidential-candidates Three Republicans, one Democrat and what to look forward to in drug policy debates. With the 2016 presidential campaign season underway, four serious candidates have thrown their hats in the ring. On the Republican side, there’s Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Ted ...

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Irish state to examine possibility of decriminalising cannabis

Source : https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/state-to-examine-possibility-of-decriminalising-cannabis-1.2186652 Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is to examine the possible decriminalisation of cannabis in his new role as Minister of State with Responsibility for the Drug Strategy. The Labour TD’s new position was confirmed in the Dáil on Thursday by Tanaiste Joan Burton. He said his first task will be ...

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Infection outbreak from legal highs

Source : http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/infection-outbreak-from-legal-highs.122134873 AN OUTBREAK of infections among people using legal highs has been reported by doctors. More than 100 patients in the East of Scotland have been treated for the skin infection in the last six months, with many needing to stay in hospital for some time, and it ...

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