The incoming president has repeatedly reassured police they would have his full support if they killed criminals who resisted with violence.
I have always been sympathetic to more compassionate drug policies, and I thought of myself as pretty enlightened. But when I spent over three years researching my book I was startled to discover -- time and again -- that I too had fallen for a shelf-load of myths about drugs.
Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other drugs we use all the time -- like alcohol and cigarettes. Not at all.
Drugs are a part of life, but the way we talk about drugs in our society is hugely problematic. We make distinctions based on a drug's legal status, and most people never question why only certain drugs are illegal.
I am asking every family to have a conversation at their dinner table. This conversation could save lives. Lately I've been speaking to people who are asking for help with another problem that many are too embarrassed, or ashamed, to discuss. This public health crisis now kills more Americans than guns, falls, or even car accidents.
While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.
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Thanks to an inadvertent legal loophole, Ireland has just temporarily legalized the possession of a number of drugs including
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While UNODC warns that consuming marijuana entails serious health risks, including lung problems and memory impairment, the
So far, Italy and Britain are among countries that have said they would adhere to new EU statistical rules requiring estimates
For some teens, the world of intoxicants is inviting because it gives them a group to belong to. Alienated or rejected by others, feel like you don't belong? Start drugging and drinking and there's a peer group that out there that will, however unhealthily, embrace you.
An awakening is occurring, the U.S. is finally getting on the right path, people need to take advantage of the opportunity and push now to end the drug war.
Britain's Office for National Statistics published the figures on Thursday alongside a detailed account of its methods, as
We seem to go a little nuts over weed -- I don't know why. And I'm afraid we're going to be reading lots of scary stories about it as more and more states make it legal.
As evidence mounts and coherent arguments call for a revision of existing drug laws, GDS2014 posed a few hypothetical questions to assess what the impact of reduced penalties for the possession of small amounts of drugs might be on drug use and related behaviors.
Their developers promise safety and security -- and they just may change the course of the drug war in the process. Dopey
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Nearly 12 years ago, Sage Gallon was just getting clean after a decade of smoking crack. He's now reliving those days of substance abuse but this time as a photographer.
Currently, at least 125 million people use marijuana, 14 million people use amphetamines, 12 million people use opioids, and 14 million people use cocaine. Illegal drugs have a plethora of negative impacts.
The Food and Drug Administration hasn't sanctioned these particular synthetic drugs for human consumption, not to mention they haven't been approved for any medical uses.
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MDMA can induce euphoria, or a psychedelic high, but also can increase heart rate and blood pressure, and can interfere with