Nick Clegg: drug users should not go to jail

Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/11020821/Nick-Clegg-drug-users-should-not-go-to-jail.html Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he wants to see an end to people being sent to prison for possession of drugs for personal use, even for Class A substances such as heroin and cocaine Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will pledge to abolish prison sentences for ...

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How marijuana could be a losing issue for Harper

Source : http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/harpers-pot-wedge-up-in-smoke/ Nathan Silver has great fun with the news that the New York Times editorial board has come out for marijuana legalization. Silver asks the obvious question: Is there a group of adult Americans likelier to support marijuana legalization than the editorial board of the New York Times, ...

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La justice allemande autorise la culture de cannabis à des fins médicales

Source : http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2014/07/22/la-justice-allemande-autorise-la-culture-de-cannabis-a-des-fins-medicales_4461232_3214.html La justice allemande a autorisé pour la première fois, mardi 22 juillet, plusieurs patients à cultiver du cannabis à des fins thérapeutiques, pour peu qu’ils justifient leur requête au cas par cas. Cinq patients souffrant de douleurs chroniques avaient déposé un recours pour contester le refus par l’Institut fédéral ...

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Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him

Source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/18/obama-says-he-ended-the-war-on-drugs-dont-believe-him/ If the Obama administration is to be believed, America’s infamous “War on Drugs” is over. In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are “tough on crime” ...

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Vancouver Coastal Health reveals plan to expand supervised injection services in city

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/663986/vancouver-coastal-health-reveals-plan-expand-supervised-injection-services-city On June 3, the Vancouver Police Department issued a rare public warning calling attention to seven suspected heroin overdoses that occurred in the Downtown Eastside that day. Over coffee the following morning, Darwin Fisher told the Straight that five of those incidents occurred in just three hours ...

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