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Video Julian Buchanan, The social construction and demonisation of drugs

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The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars

The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
As Washington and Colorado create rules and regulations for selling legal marijuana, in many other cities across the country pot arrests are near record highs
Julian Buchanan's insight:

It's great news that marijuana is now legal in some places - but sad the focus is on financial gains rather than human rights

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ARTICLE:UK downgrade of cannabis B to C linked to decline in hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis

ARTICLE:UK downgrade of cannabis B to C linked to decline in hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Julian Buchanan's insight:

Drug law enforcement has little positive impact on use, problematic use, crime or health.
It actually has a discernable negative impact in many of these areas.

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How to Make Drugs Better in 2014 | by @Narcomania for VICE UK

How to Make Drugs Better in 2014 | by @Narcomania for VICE UK | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

Higher, longer, safer, stronger.

The best way to improve drugs in this country – after making sure they don’t kill you – is surely to make sure they don’t suck millions of British users into the criminal justice system.

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Worth reading -  sensible and informed analysis

 

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Common Myths, Lies and Misconceptions Informing Drug Policy

Common Myths, Lies and Misconceptions Informing Drug Policy | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

Drug law and policy has its roots in fear, ignorance, racism and vested interest. Sadly, this has changed little over the years. Drug law and policy continues to be shaped more by punitive populism and moral crusades rather than scientific evidence, reason and rationality.

Julian Buchanan's insight:

I did this for a lecture and thought it might be useful to share - although punchy and accessible in style, each point is carefully considered and can be academically supported.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 2, 2014 7:26 PM

A lot of good points about drugs, our policies toward them, and effectiveness of our drug laws. -Lon

Roy's curator insight, February 22, 2014 5:49 AM

Drug  law  and  policy.

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VIDEO 1min: Ethan Nadelmann Trounces Former DEA Chief in Marijuana Debate at Aspen Institute

Drug Policy Alliance's executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, debates Asa Hutchinson, former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chief, in a debate about mar...
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