Marijuana legalization didn’t cause the heroin epidemic. If anything, it may help end the epidemic.

Source : http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12824282/heroin-epidemic-medical-marijuana A new Esquire article tries to tie marijuana legalization to the heroin epidemic. The argument falls flat. “The secret history of the heroin crisis,” Don Winslow writes at Esquire, is rooted in marijuana legalization. Specifically, Winslow claims that because marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states depleted ...

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21 heroin overdoses reported in Ohio in a day as state battles epidemic

Source : http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/11/health/akron-ohio-overdose-deaths/ Ohio authorities reported at least 21 overdoses in Akron as the state battles a drug epidemic. The overdoses Friday night occurred in separate incidents, and heroin laced with fentanyl and carfentanil is suspected, CNN affiliate WEWS reported. The conditions of those who overdosed Friday are unclear. The ...

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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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