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The Harm Reduction Movement Needs to Rediscover Its Soul

Source : http://theinfluence.org/the-harm-reduction-movement-needs-to-rediscover-its-soul/ I participated in many discussions about harm reduction during the AIDS2016 conference in Durban last month. One panel, at the networking zone for people who use drugs, was organized by Harm Reduction International. Its title—“Left behind? The funding crisis facing harm reduction and the AIDS response among ...

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British Police Officers Reveal What They Really Think About the War on Drugs

Source : http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/what-drug-cops-really-think-of-the-drug-trade-war-on-drugs Good Cop, Bad War is the story of an undercover police officer, Neil Woods, who spent over a decade infiltrating Britain’s biggest drug gangs. The book, released last week, provides a unique insight into a world of mind games and violence, where the drug trade acts as ...

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It’s Time to Fire the DEA

Source : http://www.drugpolicy.org/DEA?utm_campaign=fy17social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=1608fbc3firstpromo The DEA was created in 1973 to enforce federal drug laws. The results have been devastating: wasted resources, mass incarceration, racial disparities, civil rights violations and scandal after scandal. Treating drug use as a criminal justice issue instead of a health issue has led to disaster. Yet ...

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Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

Source : http://www.psypost.org/2016/08/smoking-marijuana-provides-more-pain-relief-for-men-than-women-44457 Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. Results of the study were recently published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the ...

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Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenage kids

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/02/middle-aged-parents-are-now-more-likely-to-smoke-weed-than-their-teenaged-kids/ Smoking weed is often seen as an indulgence reserved for the young and the reckless: kids get high, in the popular imagination, but by and large their parents don’t. But new federal data show a stunning reversal of that age-old stereotype. Middle-aged Americans are now slightly more likely to use marijuana than their ...

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Navy Veteran walks across country to legalize medical marijuana

Source : http://www.wxow.com/story/32868177/2016/08/29/navy-veteran-walks-across-country-to-legalize-medical-marijuana A Maryland Navy veteran is walking his tiny home across the county to bring awareness to the growing number of homeless veterans, but that’s not it. He’s also walking to legalize medical marijuana. Ras Ible, 58, passed through La Crosse on Monday on his journey to Washington ...

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