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Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by success of marijuana oil

Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by success of marijuana oil | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
When Mohammad Halabi was a boy, his parents fled war in Lebanon to give their child a chance at life. This month, as Halabi drove to Denver International Airport to pick up his wife and 2-year-old daughter, he realized he was doing the same thing.
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My son has had epilepsy since he was 8yrs old and medication has had little affect - it's terrible that he cannot try the herbal remedy of cannabis without the threat of a criminal record that would seriously damage his life in opportunities in terms of employment, housing, insurance and travel.
Disgraceful, inhumane and draconian.

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Possess a Cannabis Plant is a Serious Offence: 'I will break law to tackle my MS'

Possess a Cannabis Plant is a Serious Offence: 'I will break law to tackle my MS' | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer has vowed to buy cannabis from street dealers after police took action against her for growing it at home.
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It's an inhumane draconian law that undermines any claim that we are an evolved civilised society.

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Iran to hang drug dealer twice

Iran to hang drug dealer twice | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
An Iranian man who survived one hanging will go to the gallows again
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There are over 300,000 people held in USA prisons for drug offences

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise & Fall of Silk Road

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise & Fall of Silk Road | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
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Ending the Drug War Does Not Mean Legalization or an End to #Racism in the Criminal Justice System

Ending the Drug War Does Not Mean Legalization or an End to #Racism in the Criminal Justice System | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Though a provocative intellectual exercise, legalization is not a silver bullet against discriminatory law enforcement or organized crime.
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MildGreen Initiative's comment, October 21, 2013 7:52 AM
Or meets the required standard of prohibitionists, proven perfect just never tried.!
MildGreen Initiative's comment, October 21, 2013 7:52 AM
Or meets the required standard of prohibitionists, proven perfect just never tried.!
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Forced Rehab: A [racist?] solution for Australia's grog addicts?

Forced Rehab: A [racist?] solution for Australia's grog addicts? | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

Australia's Northern Territory has a serious drink problem and has introduced some of the world's harshest measures to deal with it. Drunks can now be forced into rehabilitation - and jailed if they drop out.

Like many Aboriginal people, Alison Furber doesn't drink. But there's no part of her life that isn't touched by alcohol.

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WHO/Europe | Good governance for prison health in the 21st century. A policy brief on the organization of prison health

WHO/Europe | Good governance for prison health in the 21st century. A policy brief on the organization of prison health | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

The document reviews the reasons for the conclusion that prison health is public health, describes the legal cornerstones of prison health and the principle of equivalence and integration that should underlie it, lists the persistent shortcoming of current arrangements and spells out the meaning of good governance for prison health in the 21st century.

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Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction?

Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? - Drug Law Reform in Latin America
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UK Prison officer charged over supplying drugs in privately run Prison

UK Prison officer charged over supplying drugs in privately run Prison | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
A prison officer and her son have been charged with drug dealing and theft at HMP Birmingham, West Midlands Police confirms.
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Prohibition doesn't even work in prison!

Drugs are available in prisons all over the world.

 

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Majority of the Dutch favour cannabis legalisation - Drug Law Reform in Latin America

Majority of the Dutch favour cannabis legalisation - Drug Law Reform in Latin America | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Majority of the Dutch favour cannabis legalisation - Drug Law Reform in Latin America (Europe must follow Uruguay's example .@TBlickman: Majority of the Dutch favour cannabis legalisation http://t.co/GP2fXZe7pP...
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NT government plan GPS bracelets for alcohol-related criminals

NT government plan GPS bracelets for alcohol-related criminals | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
PEOPLE who commit alcohol-fuelled crimes could soon have their movements tracked by GPS bracelets to ensure they do not go into pubs or bottle shops.

Via ReGenUC
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if only it was that simple

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ReGenUC's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:43 AM

Sorry, make that welfare quarantining and tracking of movements.  Does this assume that people can't get others to purchase their alcohol for them?

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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.

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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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Who Masterminded U.S. Pot Prohibition?

Who Masterminded U.S. Pot Prohibition? | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Harry Anslinger testified that marijuana induces homicidal mania, but he was just one witness in a strange show trial.
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Drug Legalization's Biggest Enemies: Sabat, Kerlikowske & Leonhart

Drug Legalization's Biggest Enemies: Sabat, Kerlikowske & Leonhart | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Meet the drug warriors working to roll back hard-won advances in marijuana policy
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This is not hot off the press but it's important to know what these people stand for. Sabat has been invited to New Zealand to address a conference on cannabis policy.

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Study: Oreos Just as Addictive as Drugs

Study: Oreos Just as Addictive as Drugs | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience have found America's Favorite Cookie is just as addictive as cocaine -- at least for lab rats. Neuroscience Professor Joseph Schroeder explains his findings on Lunch Break.
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EMCDDA REPORT: European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide

EMCDDA REPORT: European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it

A condensed version of EMCDDA Manual 7, it includes a description of the eight stages involved in the drug prevention cycle, along with a self-reflection checklist that can be used when planning and implementing prevention activities. It has been designed for practitioners and those working in the field.

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If your drug education programme emphasises 'telling the dangers about drugs', you're wasting your time and money  ...simple as via @pbm_ab   and  @profhrs

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Inside Silk Road's drug market: Drug prices across the world compared

Inside Silk Road's drug market: Drug prices across the world compared | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Silk Road's drug prices live on even after the black market was shut down, after an Australian startup says it scraped the site.
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Rap Artist Chief Keef gets 20 days in jail after testing positive for cannabis

Rap Artist Chief Keef gets 20 days in jail after testing positive for cannabis | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Keith Cozart, known as the rap artist Chief Keef, was sentenced to 20 days in Cook County Jail this morning after testing positive for marijuana, officials said. Cozart had been required to undergo random drug testing after pleading guilty to a speeding ticket he received over the summer, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's office.
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Reilly Rehberg's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:43 PM

Chief Keef (one of the worst rappers) can not stay off of that darn devils lettuce and ended up back in jail. He has been in and out for a little bit now but should stay in so we do not have to hear his songs.

Jason Siebert's comment, November 5, 2013 12:34 PM
Some heavy shit. Wonder if he cryed this time
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Energy stimulants could cause heart problems, warns Therapeutic Goods Administration (Aus)

Energy stimulants could cause heart problems, warns Therapeutic Goods Administration (Aus) | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
THE medicines watchdog is warning of the dangers of energy supplements containing caffeine, and a bitter orange herbal supplement after reports of heart problems in teenagers.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:35 PM

Don't understand the logic of combining substances that counteract each other....

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VIDEO: A police officer speaks out against abusive, ineffective stop-and-frisk practices.

VIDEO: A police officer speaks out against abusive, ineffective stop-and-frisk practices. | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
You should too. Here's why.
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Aerosmith praises Uruguayan president’s marijuana legalization efforts, work with poor

Aerosmith praises Uruguayan president’s marijuana legalization efforts, work with poor | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
American hard-rock band, Aerosmith, which is in Uruguay for a concert at Montevideo’s main Centenario stadium Wednesday night, praised Uruguayan…

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Mayor backs use of mobile injecting units in city (Ireland)

Mayor backs use of mobile injecting units in city (Ireland) | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
PLANS are under way to set up "mobile injecting units" to stop drugs addicts from shooting up on Dublin's main streets, the Sunday Independent has learnt.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:54 PM

Good luck Mr Quinn.  Hope this initiative succeeds.

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IDPC response to the UNODC World Drug Report 2013

IDPC response to the  UNODC World Drug Report 2013 | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
The Report displays a persistent message around the fact that the international drug control structures remain more or less effective at the global scale and that the market for drugs included within the conventions remains ‘stable’.
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The definitive history of Silk Road

The definitive history of Silk Road | Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice | Scoop.it
Long before he allegedly ran the biggest drug marketplace in the world, Ross Ulbricht was just a brainy kid who wanted to change the world.
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