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Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31618389 Jamaica has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The country’s parliament passed a much-debated law allowing the possession of up to 2oz (57g) of marijuana. It will also allow for a licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the ...

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Marijuana Becomes Legalized In Washington, D.C Tonight at Midnight

Source : http://marijuanaworldnews.com/marijuana-becomes-legalized-in-washington-d-c-tonight-at-midnight/ When pot legalization kicks in at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., residents will be free to legally have twice as much marijuana as in the states that have legalized the drug. In the four states that have so far approved legal weed—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and ...

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The Common Cure For Heroin Addiction Is Also A Magnet For Police Harassment

Source : http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnknefel/how-police-harassment-at-methadone-clinics-makes-quitting-he#.oe1wvJ1zWà With heroin addiction skyrocketing, methadone remains the gold standard for narcotics dependence treatment. Yet cops nationwide target heavily regulated methadone clinics to turn vulnerable addicts into informants, with little public outcry, reaffirming the medicine’s enduring, deadly stigma. The first time the team from Manhattan North Narcotics rolled ...

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The White House is taking a big step to let addicts get the medicine they need

Source : http://www.vox.com/2015/2/2/7963141/heroin-methadone-suboxone-addiction There are drugs that could save the lives of thousands of heroin addicts. But America is so mindlessly anti-drug that many treatment programs refuse to allow them. The Huffington Post on January 28 published an in-depth look at one of the best treatments for addiction to heroin, ...

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Legalizing Drugs Challenges the Addiction Brain Disease Theory

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/legalizing-drugs-disproves-addiction-brain-disease-theory What if more—and more open—use leads to fewer drug problems? We live in a strangely schizoid society. Alcohol is legal so eventually most of us drink and enjoy drinking. Yet, we are preoccupied with the dangers of alcohol—no organization has greater prestige and acceptance in America than ...

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Dublin’s Mayor, Christy Burke : the drugs problem in Dublin is worse now than it was during the heroin epidemic of the 80s’

Source : http://www.thejournal.ie/drugs-homelessness-dublin-1908372-Jan2015/ The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor. Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said that the drugs problem in Dublin is worse now than it was during the heroin epidemic thirty years ago. During ...

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