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Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells | TIME Magazine

Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells | TIME Magazine | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Taking pills with the non-psychoactive elements, not smoking it.
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Being brainwashed into believing addiction is a disease keeps some people addicted

Being brainwashed into believing addiction is a disease keeps some people addicted | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

The difference between those who mature out of addiction and those who do not may also mirror the difference between addicts who struggle to abandon addiction and may develop some insight, and those who decide that they are "hooked," make no effort to abandon addiction, and give in to what they regard as inevitable.

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Tom Hauck's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:57 AM

Thank you...and simply placing them on disability and welfare rewards them and keeps them "addicted"...to free stuff...

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Drug Consumption Rooms - Free Download of key papers

Drug Consumption Rooms - Free Download of key papers | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Drug Consumption Rooms: British Literature. 'Salles de shoot' by Global Platform for Drug Consumption Rooms
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Is Sugar A Drug? Experts Weigh In On The Science Of Addiction

Is Sugar A Drug? Experts Weigh In On The Science Of Addiction | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

In the most recent headline-grabbing research, a study in rats found that a brain region important for pleasure was activated more strongly when the animals were exposed to Oreos compared to cocaine. A 2011 study found that the brains of people with "food addiction" reacted to junk food the same way that the brains of people with drug addictions react to drugs.?

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What we have classed as 'drugs' has little to do with addiction or with the pharmacological nature of the substance - but has everything to do with social, cultural, economic and political concerns.

So now the questions begin.

 

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Priscilla Li's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:25 PM

Caffeine, a psychoactive drug, ranges from cocaine to your regular cup of coffee. Like coffee, sugar may seem to have a lot of people addicted to it. However, this is not addiction, more like cravings for sugar. Usually when people are addicted to drugs, it has negative impacts on their lives. Therefore, the normal craving for sweets is not addiction. 

 

New Beginning's curator insight, October 4, 2014 12:58 PM

DON'T WE ALL KNOW THIS ALREADY?  COMMON SENSE!  --RevKev

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Britain's Drug Trade - Esquire

10 Things You Didn't Know About Britain's Drug Trade - Esquire | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Authors of 'Narcomania' share some surprising facts (Narcomania: how UK got hooked on drugs explores drug industry -not other world but network that touches all our lives http://t.co/OPUjw75Jh1)...
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Patricia Soto's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:59 AM

In some parts of the country police have been told to avoid arresting dealers after 3pm ????

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Brooklyn man killed by drinking Red Bull, $85 million lawsuit alleges

Brooklyn man killed by drinking Red Bull, $85 million lawsuit alleges | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Red Bull didn’t give him wings — it gave him a heart attack, a bombshell lawsuit alleges.
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One in 10 Kiwis now alcoholic

One in 10 Kiwis now alcoholic | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
One in 10 New Zealanders could now be considered "alcoholic" according to new diagnostic criteria - but the majority are unlikely to recognise it.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:28 PM

While there is ongoing debate about the DSM5 diagnostic criteria, this article uses them as a good starting point for a broader discussion about NZ's drinking culture.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:21 PM

The majority are unlikely to recognise it????

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Chicago Tribune - Suspected krokodil a false alarm

Chicago Tribune - Suspected krokodil a false alarm | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

The images of rotting flesh and zombielike krokodil junkies could scarcely make for a more frightening cautionary tale about drug use, Kane-Willis said. A krokodil panic, Kane-Willis fears, will draw attention away from the need for better treatment options for drug users.

"But when you try to scare people with something that's not real, you lose credibility," she said. "And when you dehumanize someone with addictions, you make it harder for them to seek help."

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One of so many phoney shock horror stories? Probably!

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The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of USA Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of USA Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

This CBHSQ Report presents facts about adolescent substance use, including information on the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receipt of substance use treatment..

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Moms for Marijuana: Time to End the War on Families

Moms for Marijuana: Time to End the War on Families | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Submitted to Ladybud by Mercedys McNight, Chief Operating Officer at CannaMLS & Serra Frank, Founding Executive Director of Moms for Marijuana International; PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher When Billy ...

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Dublin Mayor wants injection facility for addicts (Ireland)

Dublin Mayor wants injection facility for addicts (Ireland) | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn said he favours the introduction of mobile clinics to allow drug addicts inject in private rather than on the street.

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So You're Scrambling to Find Your Drug Dealer in a Fractured Dark Web

So You're Scrambling to Find Your Drug Dealer in a Fractured Dark Web | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
"Where is DR MDA? Dude had the sweetest MDMA, amazing shit and a great price. Is he on another marketplace now?" (Finding drugs on the dark web after silk road's collapse. #ecommerce at it's best.
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VIDEO 43mins: Dr. Sanjay Gupta 'WEED' Documentary on Cannabis RECOMMENDED

CNN's Dr.Sanjay Gupta - 'WEED' Documentary (No wonder http://t.co/sjh0m5QWgp RT @TheEconomist: Americans favouring marijuana legalisation jumped 10% in last year
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Early on in the documentary Dr Gupta looks at the Charolotte Figi who had 300 seizures a week and wasn't responding to any medication - but was she responded brilliantly to cannabis!

The documentary also gives air time and credibility to some unsubstantiated or relatively trivial concerns - without properly clarifying or correcting them.

 

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My 5-Year-Old's Seizures Were Finally Controlled by Medical Marijuana

My 5-Year-Old's Seizures Were Finally Controlled by Medical Marijuana | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
My five-year-old son Zander has had two brain surgeries. During each, doctors removed portions of his brain. The second surgery had a long recovery time because of the muscle loss that he suffered after being bedridden for weeks.
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Three studies show 'addiction' is not a disease and recovery is the norm

Three studies show 'addiction' is not a disease and recovery is the norm | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
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Alastair Roy's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:46 AM

Useful insight into how research funding and the focus on available populations can skew the picture about the chronicity of substance misuse.

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Curing Meth Addiction One Deleted Memory at a Time

Curing Meth Addiction One Deleted Memory at a Time | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
It sounds like a plot point in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but a group of scientists at the nonprofit Scripps Research Institute is working on erasing certain memories as a way to co… (Curing Meth Addiction One Deleted Memory at a Time ...
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Disturbing stuff!

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This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum

This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Despite a tremendous increase in seizures of illegal narcotics, prices have actually fallen for most drugs.
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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:25 PM

Most drugs? The drug of choice for many, 4:5 in the childbearing age group in Christchurch, is simply cannabis. Would/should we be so lucky, the alcohol related harm it displaces suggests consumption should be subsidized for its economic return as well as its health dividend. Such that, truth and evidence exonerates the plant. What is known is that the exacting of this law takes a terrible toll. The contribution to crime and dysfunction has no relationship to the pharmacology of cannabis, rather a continuing dependence on prohibitions deviency amplification in a unitary and increasingly militarised police response "to druggies" It becomes churn, not muster. The worst of it is not just its ageist, racist and sexist application where the rendering is lauded by actors paid to advance a mission impossible, reeking of vested interest. The crucial failure is that it has never worked, will never work and has become the logical equivalent to bombing our own cities to win a war. 

Paul Mollard's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:38 PM

Getting higher for less = public health crisis

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University students check their phones 11 times per Lecture: 80% admit tech addiction affects their grades

University students check their phones 11 times per Lecture: 80% admit tech addiction affects their grades | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
University students check their phones 11 times per LECTURE and 80% admit the tech addiction affects their grades (Tech:University students check their phones 11 times per LECTURE and 80% admit the tech addiction affect their grades
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Flanagan: Legal cannabis would net €300m for the Exchequer (Ireland)

Flanagan: Legal cannabis would net €300m for the Exchequer (Ireland) | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Legalising cannabis and opening Amsterdam-style coffee shops all over the country could be worth up to €300m for the Exchequer and would take millions away from criminal gangs such as those which murdered crime journalist Veronica Guerin,...

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A change in drug law is much needed because prohibition has damaged so many lives - but it's sad that making money appears to be the change agent.

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6 Absurd Alcohol Myths People Believed During Prohibition

6 Absurd Alcohol Myths People Believed During Prohibition | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Dry propaganda deeply penetrated the nation’s educational system and much of it soon became required reading in hundreds of public schools, spreading some truly outlandish misinformation in the process.
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Here are 42 Drug Policy Myths, Lies and Misconceptions people believe today http://sco.lt/6A4f8j

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VIDEO: 19mins The surprising story of medical marijuana & pediatric epilepsy

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychot...
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Janys Venne's curator insight, October 26, 2013 2:00 AM


I'll appreciate your time & help to visit my website on #seizures #epilepsy at http://seizures.dolyan.com/. Thank you :)

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Hey Janys - do you know if anyone in the UK is prescribing cannabis to patients with epilepsy - my son is interested in giving it a go
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Rick Sanchez: Let's Legalize Marijuana Like The Uruguayans, For Our Children's Sake

Rick Sanchez: Let's Legalize Marijuana Like The Uruguayans, For Our Children's Sake | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
When it comes to marijuana, Rick Sanchez believes the way to protect children is not through criminalization, but rather education.
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LSD Did Not Kill Her, But It Looks Like Prohibition Did

LSD Did Not Kill Her, But It Looks Like Prohibition Did | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
(Image: Erowid.org) Remember the West Virginia man who was charged with murder in March after consuming LSD with his wife because it supposedly killed her?
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It is drug policy not drugs that is most life threatening

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Visualizing Punishment » The Society Pages

Visualizing Punishment » The Society Pages | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
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An excellent resource and visually impressive and clear!

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The US Military’s Prescription Drug Addiction

The US Military’s Prescription Drug Addiction | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
The military has spent at least $2.7 billion on antidepressants, and $1.6 billion in narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin over the last decade.
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Sadly with a lot of projects, developments and expenditure ... might there be a financial interest?

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