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Cory Monteith Wasn't Alone: There's a Heroin Epidemic Sweeping the Country

Cory Monteith Wasn't Alone: There's a Heroin Epidemic Sweeping the Country | Illegal Drugs problem | Scoop.it
The rates of heroin use among suburban teens in America has doubled since 2003.

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Kacey Townsend's curator insight, April 11, 2016 9:39 AM

Addiction begins with prescription drugs pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets, like Oxy. Eventually, as the addiction spirals and becomes more costly — one 30-milligram pill costs $30 — heroin, at $3 a bag, becomes the superior option.

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Police: Marijuana wax can be explosive

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SANTA FE (KRQE) - Santa Fe Police said a new form of marijuana is popping up on the streets of New Mexico, and it can be dangerous. It's called marijuana wax, or "dabs," and cooking it up is causing explosions around the country.

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NYPD will stop arresting people for minor marijuana offenses

NYPD will stop arresting people for minor marijuana offenses | Illegal Drugs problem | Scoop.it
In policy shift, NYPD officers will soon have option to issue court summonses rather than arrest those caught with less than 25 grams of cannabis in open view

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 11, 2014 7:20 PM

It will be interesting to see the impact of this move on AOD related harms and police relations with communities that have been over represented in cannabis 'stop and search' and arrests.