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REPORT: Getting To Tomorrow [exploring drug policy beyond prohibition]

REPORT: Getting To Tomorrow [exploring drug policy beyond prohibition] | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports for people who use drugs including harm reduction.


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>> See also [Canadian]: Public Health Perspectives for Regulating Psychoactive Substances http://bit.ly/1c53PZb ;

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'US looks for early detection system for novel psychoactives as DEA isn't up to it'

'US looks for early detection system for novel psychoactives as DEA isn't up to it' | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
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"We need to gather information from these sources, quickly analyze it and get it back out to people who need it—ER doctors, public health officials and administrators of schools—so they can act.”

 

They forget that users are interested in this information as well

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Methoxetamine (MXE) – A Phenomenological Study of Experiences Induced...

Methoxetamine (MXE) – A Phenomenological Study of Experiences Induced... | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
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Call for a new drug category to cover ‘low risk’ legal highs | The Times

Baroness Meacher calls for some low-risk drugs to be legalised and regulated to prevent young people experimenting with more toxic substances
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>>  APPG report: http://bit.ly/17NXt0F

>> BBC video Oct'13: http://bbc.in/1bVZ5t3

>> In depth interview:http://bit.ly/1b0SZAS ;


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REPORT: Getting To Tomorrow [exploring drug policy beyond prohibition]

REPORT: Getting To Tomorrow [exploring drug policy beyond prohibition] | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports for people who use drugs including harm reduction.


Via Julian Buchanan
>> Emerging Drug Trends UK's insight:

 

>> See also [Canadian]: Public Health Perspectives for Regulating Psychoactive Substances http://bit.ly/1c53PZb ;

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'The Silk Road Courier' bi-monthly periodical mooted by RaoulDukeSR on Reddit

'The Silk Road Courier' bi-monthly periodical mooted by RaoulDukeSR on Reddit | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

"Potential for New Periodical by and for the Silk Road Community: SR Courier .."

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>> @JohnTSchmitz offers to host on http://secretlaboratory.org 

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#MaddoxAward 'Standing up for scientific evidence whilst facing hostility' 2013 Winner

Former government drugs adviser Professor David Nutt tells BBC Newsnight that any drugs less harmful than alcohol (including Ecstasy and cannabis) should be decriminalised

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Recreational Pot Legalized in Four US Cities by 2-to-1 Margin

Recreational Pot Legalized in Four US Cities by 2-to-1 Margin | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
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>> Other states news: http://bit.ly/18SXfBx ;

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The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn and Murder Live Online

The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn and Murder Live Online | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
Ten years ago the government built a totally private, anonymous network. Now it's a haven for criminals
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Uncontrolled Substances — 'How the chemical underground is going mainstream' @readmatter

Uncontrolled Substances — 'How the chemical underground is going mainstream' @readmatter | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
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>> worth a few pence to buy the full article, previewed here: http://t.co/87iQQ76VL0 ;

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Beating down the anti-drugs laws

Beating down the anti-drugs laws | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
SOLOMON HUGHES explains how a British chemicals giant is doing its utmost to defeat anti-crystal meth legislation in the US
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Legal highs: UK Skunkworks worker dishes out drug advice to undercover Sunday People reporter

Legal highs: UK Skunkworks worker dishes out drug advice to undercover Sunday People reporter | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
Sunday People investigation exposes worker at a top chain of legal high shops who gave some pointers with a £25 packet of 'Poke'
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Street injecting & the case for drug consumption rooms in Birmingham - Philippe Bonnet

Philippe Bonnet describes the case for drug consumption rooms in Birmingham UK. Filmed at the National Needle Exchange Forum annual meeting in Bournemouth in...
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KFx Drugs Blog: Head-shops: Regulation or Prohibition

KFx Drugs Blog: Head-shops: Regulation or Prohibition | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
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"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry" - Mike Power

From the Silk Road to Shanghai legal highs labs, drugs of all kinds have never been easier to get -- and it's all thanks to the web. Speaking at the HIT Hot ...
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Legal Highs Insider Midas On How New Drugs Took Off In Britain

Legal Highs Insider Midas On How New Drugs Took Off In Britain | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
The legal highs industry has been steadily growing in Britain, with the number of shops estimated to be over 250, while the country is seen as an 'international hub' for buyers online.
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Global Drug Survey - Global Drug Survey, Mixmag Survey 2014

Global Drug Survey - Global Drug Survey, Mixmag Survey 2014 | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
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Regulation of psychoactive substances: House of Lords debate broadcast

Regulation of psychoactive substances: House of Lords debate broadcast | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

EC proposal for EU-wide bans of novel psychoactives "breaches principle of members subsidiarity"...if a third of EU member states agree with UK Lords "reasoned opinion" against EC banning powers then EC has to review its proposal

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>> VIDEO of the Lords select committee presentation by Norman Baker on the EC proposal:  http://bit.ly/19OZGcF ;

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Colorado votes to tax legal marijuana

Colorado votes to tax legal marijuana | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
After becoming one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana last year, Colorado set another new standard on Tuesday when voters approved a pot sales tax.
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Marketplace Silk Road 'back online'

Marketplace Silk Road 'back online' | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

Reports suggest that the Silk Road, the anonymous marketplace that traded in drugs and other illegal goods, is back online, in a new version.

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#PiratesCove Launches To Avenge #SilkRoad

#PiratesCove Launches To Avenge #SilkRoad | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
MT @PiratesCove8: "Journalists... #PiratesCove Team Member Interviews are available via encrypted E-Mail PiratesCove@riseup.net" #SilkRoad.2 
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>> Press Release: http://bit.ly/1hAuMIr  


>> Temporay site: http://www.piratescove.tk


>> Twitter: @PiratesCove8 


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New Zealand Novel Psychoactives Bill 'architect' @PeterDunneMP calls for same regulatory approach to be applied to scheduled drugs

New Zealand Novel Psychoactives Bill 'architect' @PeterDunneMP calls for same regulatory approach to be applied to scheduled drugs | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it
New Zealand #NPS Bill 'architect' @PeterDunneMP calls for same regulatory approach to be applied to scheduled drugs
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Injecting mephedrone - Danny Morris @NNEF conference

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Five arrests as two legal high shops raided in Cwmbran and Newport

Five arrests as two legal high shops raided in Cwmbran and Newport | Media & Academia (latest) | Scoop.it

"Gwent Police is prepared to test the legislation on shops selling #legalhighs ...Owners of these (head)shops need to be fully aware of what they're selling”

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