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Tribune editorial: Needle exchange in Utah County? Yes, it’s come to that.

Tribune editorial: Needle exchange in Utah County? Yes, it’s come to that. | drug war | Scoop.it
Utah County residents often don’t admit they live in an urban county with big-city problems. "Happy Valley," they call it.
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Drug Decriminalization is Less Far-Fetched Than It Seems, Lawmakers Say

Drug Decriminalization is Less Far-Fetched Than It Seems, Lawmakers Say | drug war | Scoop.it
When economist Jeffrey Miron from the libertarian think tank Cato Institute released a study on July 23, 2018, he highlighted the budgetary gains that could...
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California experiments with distributing fentanyl tests | Daily

California experiments with distributing fentanyl tests | Daily | drug war | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials are experimenting with distribution of test strips that allow people to check their drugs for the presence of...
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We’ve been fighting the drug war for 50 years. So why aren’t we winning? –

We’ve been fighting the drug war for 50 years. So why aren’t we winning? – | drug war | Scoop.it
A new paper argues that President Johnson’s 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement’s report on the subject was “decades ahead of its time.”<br />...
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Infectious disease expert briefs Congress on needle exchange | News | register-herald.com

Infectious disease expert briefs Congress on needle exchange | News | register-herald.com | drug war | Scoop.it
A West Virginia infectious disease expert participated Tuesday in a briefing for members of Congress and their staffs on Capitol Hill about needle exchange.
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Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer Support Pro-Pot Bills on 420

Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer Support Pro-Pot Bills on 420 | drug war | Scoop.it
Only the Hudson River separates the two best hopes for major federal marijuana reform in the United States: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act — which Bernie Sanders just co-sponsored — and a forthcoming bill from New York Senator and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Seattle Voids Criminal Records for Pot Convictions, Giving People a Second Chance

Seattle Voids Criminal Records for Pot Convictions, Giving People a Second Chance | drug war | Scoop.it
Seattle is making a landmark move to wipe out decades of marijuana possession convictions effectively giving a second chance to hundreds of people whose lives were ruined by the drug war.
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Q&A: The Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking?

Q&A: The Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking? | drug war | Scoop.it
The Trump administration’s initiative to combat the opioid epidemic aims to reduce drug demand, curtail illicit drug supply and expand addiction treatment. But the aspect that garnered headlines was President Trump’s repeated emphasis on seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers. We answer several key questions on the topic.
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Philadelphia considers safe injection sites for heroin users amid crippling opioid epidemic - CBS News

Philadelphia considers safe injection sites for heroin users amid crippling opioid epidemic - CBS News | drug war | Scoop.it
In the nation&#039;s fifth largest city, the opioid epidemic is so bad that city officials are now taking extreme measures to save lives
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Quitting Heroin in the Sunshine State - The New York Times

Quitting Heroin in the Sunshine State - The New York Times | drug war | Scoop.it
They call it the South Florida Shuffle: from detox to rehab to detox again, from Tampa to Boca Raton to Delray Beach.
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Appellate Court Issues Encouraging Border Search Opinion

Appellate Court Issues Encouraging Border Search Opinion | drug war | Scoop.it
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in U.S. v. Molina-Isidoro recently issued an encouraging opinion related to the digital privacy of travelers crossing the U.S. border.EFF filed an amicus brief last year in the case, arguing that the Supreme Court’s decision in Riley v. Californi
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'Bullethead' cop known for bursting into homes sued 23 times

'Bullethead' cop known for bursting into homes sued 23 times | drug war | Scoop.it
“He is notorious,” a lawyer said of the cop. “Based on what my clients tell me, his specialty is barging into people’s homes.”
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Trump wants death penalty for drug dealers as part of opioid action plan - National | Globalnews.ca

Trump wants death penalty for drug dealers as part of opioid action plan - National | Globalnews.ca | drug war | Scoop.it
"The Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers when it's appropriate under current law," said Andrew Bremberg, director of Trump's Domestic Policy Council.
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Audio: OC Supes Will Fight New Needle Exchanges In County | 89.3 KPCC

Audio: OC Supes Will Fight New Needle Exchanges In County | 89.3 KPCC | drug war | Scoop.it
At a heated emergency meeting Friday, Orange County Supervisors pledged to fight a needle exchange program intended by the state to stem the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. With the new OC mobile exchange authorized to open as early Monday, the supervisors voted unanimously to begin legal action...
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Needle exchange proposal presented in Carrick

Needle exchange proposal presented in Carrick | drug war | Scoop.it
The Pittsburgh neighborhood that has been hit hardest by the opioid epidemic may get a needle exchange site.
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Canadians on front line in push for supervised injection sites in New York | CBC News

Canadians on front line in push for supervised injection sites in New York | CBC News | drug war | Scoop.it
As New York inches closer to opening America's first safe injection sites, a pair of Canadians who helped found a similar site in Vancouver in 2003 find themselves in the midst of the same battles they fought 15 years ago.
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Health Department Program Gives Fentanyl Testing Kits to Heroin Users | Off Message

Health Department Program Gives Fentanyl Testing Kits to Heroin Users | Off Message | drug war | Scoop.it
The Vermont Department of Health has quietly distributed fentanyl testing kits to heroin users during the past 15 months as part of a pilot program...
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Serial Killer, Molesting Kids: 10 Things Cops Got Caught Doing This Month

Serial Killer, Molesting Kids: 10 Things Cops Got Caught Doing This Month | drug war | Scoop.it
These patterns are all too common and undoubtedly demonstrate the need for scrutinizing cops rather than shaming those who are willing to question their authority.
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What Trump's Opioid Plan Means for Mass Incarceration

What Trump's Opioid Plan Means for Mass Incarceration | drug war | Scoop.it
His campaign, backed by the Justice Department, only reinforces a law-enforcement paradigm that puts people of color in prison.
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Undercover Police Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested By Undercover Police Posing as Drug Dealer –

Undercover Police Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested By Undercover Police Posing as Drug Dealer – | drug war | Scoop.it
In November, 2017 it was reported that in the largely abandoned city of Detroit, Michigan, undercover police who posed as
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Here’s How Magic Mushrooms Probably Became Psychedelic

Here’s How Magic Mushrooms Probably Became Psychedelic | drug war | Scoop.it
Psychedelic mushrooms likely acquired their hallucinogenic qualities from another fungus around 50 million years ago.
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Federal Ban On Methadone Vans Seen As Barrier To Treatment

Federal Ban On Methadone Vans Seen As Barrier To Treatment | drug war | Scoop.it
States and treatment companies want to offer methadone clinics on wheels to reach more people with opioid addictions in remote and underserved areas
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Operation Pipe Dreams: When The Feds Spent Millions Rounding Up Bong Sellers

Operation Pipe Dreams: When The Feds Spent Millions Rounding Up Bong Sellers | drug war | Scoop.it
Thousands of bongs were destroyed and 55 individuals were arrested, but, among them, only one received a prison sentence: Tommy Chong of the iconic Cheech & Chong. His high profile, and the fact that he was the only person to serve time following the raids, raised skepticism among smokers and abstainers alike over the purpose of Operation Pipe Dreams.
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How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justice

How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justice | drug war | Scoop.it
The United States has 5 per cent of the world’s population but 25 per cent of its <a href="https://www.aclu.org/issues/mass-incarceration">prisoners</a>. Right now, <a href="http://www.sentencingproject.org/criminal-justice-facts/">2.2 million</a> people are locked up across the country, and while crime has been decreasing since the 1990s, rates of imprisonment are at historic highs. Americans across the political spectrum ar
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LSD: A wonder drug once again? - CBS News

LSD: A wonder drug once again? - CBS News | drug war | Scoop.it
Researchers hope to open more minds about the potential of psychedelic drugs to combat anxiety, depression and other maladies
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