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U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juarez Drug Wars

U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juarez Drug Wars | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The ICE informants didn’t just go ‘sideways’ in Ciudad Juárez, they shipped drugs and waged a savage war with U.S. help.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Is the War on Drugs corrupting our bureaucracy? Of course it is. So what do we do? Most of us say stop the damn war. It isn't working, but it is doing incredible harm.

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DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report | Al Jazeera America

DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Study says agency should not be in charge of scheduling drugs or giving access to drugs for medical research
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Does anybody, when running a bureaucratic agency, ever willingly agree to reduce that agency's ambit? I think not. So why should we expect the DEA to agree to meaningful research for marijuana? Legalizing pot would give them less to do, fewer jobs, and a smaller budget.

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Biotech Firms,
Billions at Risk,
Lobby States to
Limit Generics

Biotech Firms,<br/>Billions at Risk,<br/>Lobby States to<br/>Limit Generics | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The industry’s lobbying effort could blunt new competition to its products and reduce the savings anticipated in the federal health care overhaul.
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These new laws will add company profits and cost patients and federal government billions. Want to bet that the states which pass them will be GOP dominated? Once again we see that the GOP is the party of business.

 

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Courts fight heroin scourge with drug injections

Courts fight heroin scourge with drug injections | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The twice-arrested heroin user listened nervously as the judge reviewed her record, then offered a deal he thinks could save her life.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If this treatment works for a significant number of addicts who wish to stay clean, it certainly is worth trying. For those who don't want to give up their addictions, perhaps just letting them have the heroin might be a better choice than the revolving cell doors.

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The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy

The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Fighting illicit drugs is all about raising the price people have to pay to get them. So why do they keep getting cheaper?
Kenneth Weene's insight:

The war on drugs may be the stupidest war the U.S. has ever waged, stupider even then Iraq and Vietnam. We have lost our common sense as a country in the fervor of our self-righteousness.

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