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1 In 7 College Students Abuse 'Smart Drugs' To Improve Concentration, Grades - Medical Daily

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Medical Daily 1 In 7 College Students Abuse 'Smart Drugs' To Improve Concentration, Grades Medical Daily To boost brain power, an increasing number of healthy students are popping pills, specifically called "smart" drugs, in order to gain an edge,...

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VIDEO 6mins: "There was no reason EVER for cannabis to be illegal" Prof David Nutt

November 20, 2013 BBC News http://MOXNews.com

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:54 PM

Worried that decriminalisation may encourage adolescent drug use? Check out some evidence:

 

Cannabis use among adolescents in Portugal & Netherlands less than UK, USA & Canada http://www.scoop.it/t/drugs-society?q=unicef

ARTICLE:UK downgrade of cannabis B to C linked to decline in hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8K0bej

 

FULL ARTICLE: The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [Prohibition]: Cannabis in Amsterdam and in San Francisco http://sco.lt/79iXuz

REPORT: Drug Policy in Portugal: The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use  http://sco.lt/5EG5OD

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Why New Drugs Are So Expensive | MIT Technology Review

Why New Drugs Are So Expensive | MIT Technology Review | drugs | Scoop.it
Today's medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the ...
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How (and how much) the 50 states do drugs, in 5 maps - Washington Post (blog)

How (and how much) the 50 states do drugs, in 5 maps - Washington Post (blog) | drugs | Scoop.it
Washington Post How (and how much) the 50 states do drugs, in 5 maps Washington Post (blog) Below is a 2008 study, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, of how many people 12 or older say they have used illicit drugs...
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FULL ARTICLE: The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [Prohibition]: Cannabis in Amsterdam and in San Francisco

FULL ARTICLE: The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [Prohibition]: Cannabis in Amsterdam and in San Francisco | drugs | Scoop.it

Results. With the exception of higher drug use in San Francisco, we found strong similarities across both cities. We found no evidence to support claims that criminalization reduces use or that decriminalization increases use.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:09 PM

This is an old study (2004) but it does add further weight that decriminalisation will not necessarily result in any increased use of cannabis or other drugs

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Relevance of Drug Policy

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VIDEO 5mins: Ethan Nadelmann rails against the war on drugs

VIDEO 5mins: Ethan Nadelmann rails against the war on drugs | drugs | Scoop.it
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/18/epic-drug-war-rant-watch-ethan-nadelmann-destroy-the-failed-prohibitionist-policy/

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:28 PM

At his best - persuasive, evidence based and to the point!