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'Award-winning hash' turns Indian village into top stoner destination

'Award-winning hash' turns Indian village into top stoner destination | drug war | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas, now its aromatic 'Malana Cream' hash has earned legendary status.
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The Dutch prison crisis: A shortage of prisoners - BBC News

The Dutch prison crisis: A shortage of prisoners - BBC News | drug war | Scoop.it
While much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, in the Netherlands jails are rapidly emptying. How has this happened - and why are some people unhappy?
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Declaring Addiction a Health Crisis Could Change Criminal Justice

Declaring Addiction a Health Crisis Could Change Criminal Justice | drug war | Scoop.it
The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.
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Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy: Volunteers Test Drugs At U.K. Music Fests

Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy: Volunteers Test Drugs At U.K. Music Fests | drug war | Scoop.it
This summer, the first stop for many U.K. partiers will be a special tent where, without fear of arrest, they can get their illegal drugs tested for potency and makeup to prevent overdoses.
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Obama Announces 214 More Sentence Commutations

Obama Announces 214 More Sentence Commutations | drug war | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama continues to commute the prison sentences of drug offenders, announcing his decision to free 214 more prisoners.
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If You Like the War on Drugs, You’ll Love the War on Guns! - Hit & Run : Reason.com

If You Like the War on Drugs, You’ll Love the War on Guns! - Hit & Run : Reason.com | drug war | Scoop.it
The police got militarized to fight drugs. If you thought the drug war was racist, how do you think the gun war will look?
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Roadside Drug Testing: Faulty, Misunderstood, Antiquated, and as Popular as Ever

Roadside Drug Testing: Faulty, Misunderstood, Antiquated, and as Popular as Ever | drug war | Scoop.it
A crumb on the floor of your car could test positive as an illicit substance, thanks to the faulty roadside drug testing kits issued to law enforcement.
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Meet Dr. Cannabis

Meet Dr. Cannabis | drug war | Scoop.it
Source: Meet Dr. Cannabis For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.
BY PAUL FASSA His actual name is Andrew Katelaris, and he was trained as an MD in Austrialia.
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How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood | drug war | Scoop.it
At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant that should be revered instead of reviled.
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Canada to Legalize Pharmaceutical-Grade Heroin – As Science Proves Ending the Drug War Works

Canada to Legalize Pharmaceutical-Grade Heroin – As Science Proves Ending the Drug War Works | drug war | Scoop.it
By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project. Canada took direct aim at the war on drugs Friday, announcing it will propose allowing doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin under its Special Access Program (SAP).
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Officials across U.S. consider drug shoot-up rooms

Officials across U.S. consider drug shoot-up rooms | drug war | Scoop.it
In response to heroin epidemic, some want to allow medically-supervized drug sites to reduce risk of overdoses
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Why America Can't Quit the Drug War

Why America Can't Quit the Drug War | drug war | Scoop.it
After 45 years, more than $1 trillion wasted, and the creation of the world's largest prison system, America still lacks the political will to change
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This 27-Year-Old Is Going to Prison for Life Because His Fiancée OD'd

This 27-Year-Old Is Going to Prison for Life Because His Fiancée OD'd | drug war | Scoop.it
“It’s not different than a person who shoots somebody with a gun,” said U.S. attorney David Hickton.
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Trump ‘encourages’ Duterte’s deadly drug war in the Philippines — and we should be worried

Trump ‘encourages’ Duterte’s deadly drug war in the Philippines — and we should be worried | drug war | Scoop.it
“In some ways, Duterte is like an Asian version of Donald Trump,” wrote Niko Vorobjov back in May, in a piece for The Influence about the international rise of strongman politicians and their impact on people who use drugs.
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Albuquerque police illegally deleted, altered videos of police shootings: report

Albuquerque police illegally deleted, altered videos of police shootings: report | drug war | Scoop.it
RT @harlanyu: Wow. Albuquerque PD allegedly deleted and altered body cam footage in at least two police shootings: https://t.co/mawEQGUo4p…
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This Harvard Professor Wants To Legalize All Drugs. The Reason Why? Astounding…

This Harvard Professor Wants To Legalize All Drugs. The Reason Why? Astounding… | drug war | Scoop.it
This economist believes that if all drugs - including cocaine, meth and heroin - were legalized, peoples' sense of well-being would increase. Do you agree?
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Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns | drug war | Scoop.it
RT @Libertea2012: Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns https://t.co/BK81w0aCZi #PoliticalRevolution https://t.co/…
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National Guard, DEA & state police just raided an 81-year-old cancer patient's organic garden to 'protect' you

National Guard, DEA & state police just raided an 81-year-old cancer patient's organic garden to 'protect' you | drug war | Scoop.it
National Guard, DEA & state police just raided an 81-year-old cancer patient's organic garden to 'protect' you
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Veteran Dallas cop says department arrest to fill quotas

Veteran Dallas cop says department arrest to fill quotas | drug war | Scoop.it
Dallas police officer Nick Novello, 62, accused his police chief David Brown of failing the public by being at the helm of a police team low on morale and over worked with insufficient pay.
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Opioid, Heroin Overdose Antidotes Becoming Easier To Buy

Opioid, Heroin Overdose Antidotes Becoming Easier To Buy | drug war | Scoop.it
Antidotes for opioid and heroin drug overdoses are easier to buy today compared with years ago. Almost every state has made it legal to buy them even without a prescription.
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The New Reefer Madness: Hysteria against opioids won’t help patients who suffer from chronic pain

The New Reefer Madness: Hysteria against opioids won’t help patients who suffer from chronic pain | drug war | Scoop.it
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Marijuana Clauses Your Lease Should Include

Marijuana Clauses Your Lease Should Include | drug war | Scoop.it
Marijuana laws are rapidly changing, with at least 20 states considering ballot measures this year to legalize pot in some way. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have already legalized medical marijuana.
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The government spent $18 million destroying marijuana plants last year

The government spent $18 million destroying marijuana plants last year | drug war | Scoop.it
A controversial program continues over lawmakers' objections.
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Tests for driver impairment by marijuana flawed: AAA

Tests for driver impairment by marijuana flawed: AAA | drug war | Scoop.it
Study by nation's biggest auto club shows it's not possible to set safe motorist blood threshold for THC, the chemical in pot that makes people high
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The government is getting its drugs policy wrong again and again

The government is getting its drugs policy wrong again and again | drug war | Scoop.it
A number of countries have decriminalised cannabis for personal use. None of them have descended into anarchy, so what’s preventing the UK government from following suit?
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