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UK: Lib Dems Plot To Have Heroin Decriminalised

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
Daily Mail, 23 Jun 2015 - POSSESSION of all drugs, including heroin and cocaine, would be decriminalised under radical plans tabled by the Liberal Democrats today. The party's push, led by ex-police chief Brian Paddick, will attempt to ambush a Government Bill to ban the sale of legal highs when it is debated by the Lords.
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UK: Review: Doctor Gave Out Heroin And Crime Fell

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:00
Wales on Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 - Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, by Johann Hari, is published by Bloomsbury, priced UKP18.99. A DOCTOR hounded from Britain by the establishment has revealed how he slashed heroin addiction and crime by doling out the drug to addicts. Psychiatrist John Marks now works in Vienna. But in 1982 the South Wales Valleys-raised medic was working in Widnes, in the Wirral.
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US NM: OPED: Legalizing Pot Sales Makes Economic Sense

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jun 2015 - Colorado Is Making Hundreds of Millions Taxing Pot. N.M. Could, Too =93Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.=94 =AD Will Rogers
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US PA: Marijuana Drops On Police Priority List In Pa.

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 07:00
Tribune Review, 20 Jun 2015 - The state Senate approved a bill in May that would allow residents to use of medically prescribed marijuana, but it faces a tough fight in the House. If the bill passes, Pennsylvania will join 23 states and the District of Columbia in allowing medical marijuana. As police combat an epidemic of heroin overdoses, fewer people are landing in jail in Pennsylvania for possessing marijuana, a reflection of a change in battle tactics and attitudes about the drug, experts say.
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US NM: OPED: Save Lives, Boost Revenue Regulate Pot Like

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 07:00
Silver City Sun-News, 20 Jun 2015 - "Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth." - - Will Rogers
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CN BC: No Convictions In Pot Shop Raids

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
Vancouver Courier, 19 Jun 2015 - VPD Targeted Seven Dispensaries in 18 Months The business of investigating and prosecuting illegal marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver has yet to result in the successful prosecution of any suspects whom police arrested over an 18-month span while executing nine search warrants at city pot shops.
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US PA: Column: What Happened To The Pot Stigma?

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
The Citizens' Voice, 17 Jun 2015 - Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were - criminal and dangerous elements in our society. They were shunned by the mainstream. People who sold marijuana were considered losers, in the business of harming our children. Parents warned their kids to stay away from those known to use drugs. But thanks to the marijuana lobby, what was once scorned is hyped and celebrated - even as the drug has become more potent, with THC, the intoxicating chemical, present at much higher levels than in the 1990s. Dealers run state-sanctioned dispensaries, lobby to further legalize their product and receive positive media coverage when doing so.
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US PA: OPED: Up In Smoke

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
The News-Item, 16 Jun 2015 - Pot Stigma Gone, but Not Its Dangers Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were - criminal and dangerous elements in our society. They were shunned by the mainstream. People who sold marijuana were considered losers, in the business of harming our children. Parents warned their kids to stay away from those known to use drugs.
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US FL: New Street Drug Flakka Ravages User's Body, Mind

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Sun-Sentinel, 15 Jun 2015 - The latest drug craze, flakka, is coming on with a rush, sending up to 20 people a day to emergency rooms across Broward County. Such a flood of cases from a single street drug has doctors striving to devise treatments, and medical researchers laboring to understand the drug that delivers an instant high - and causes organ failure, scours kidneys like drain cleaner and sends users into a state of gibbering helplessness.
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US KS: Banda Turns Herself in As Attorney and Supporters Speak

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Garden City Telegram, 15 Jun 2015 - As she approached the Finney County Sheriff's Office Monday, Shona Banda, the local medicinal marijuana advocate who gained national attention after the state took custody of her son, was surrounded by supporters, including Jennifer Winn, the Republican candidate who challenged Gov. Sam Brownback in last August's primary. Banda, accompanied by her attorney Sarah Swain and several others, turned herself in at the Law Enforcement Center at 2 p.m. Monday. Several local media outlets gathered outside along with other supporters.
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US OH: Addicted At Birth

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:00
Dayton Daily News, 14 Jun 2015 - 1700 Drug-Exposed Infants Born in Ohio in 2013 As Heroin Scourge Drives Ninefold Increase Since '04 The youngest heroin addicts aren't even born yet. Still in the womb, they are exposed to opiates by expectant mothers with drug habits sometimes so insatiable and all-consuming the pregnancy goes undetected for months.
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US NM: School Board Hears Plan For Drug Testing

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 13 Jun 2015 - The unveiling of Rio Rancho school district's proposed random drug-testing policy for its eighth-through 12th-grade athletes was met with no opposition and supported by three board members. Bruce Carver, the district's athletic director, presented the draft policy to the board Monday night for its first reading, which gives board members a chance to ask questions and propose changes. The policy must go through a second reading before the board can take an official vote.
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US CA: OPED: What Happened To The Pot Stigma?

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 12 Jun 2015 - Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were - criminal and dangerous elements in our society. They were shunned by the mainstream. People who sold marijuana were considered losers, in the business of harming our children. Parents warned their kids to stay away from those known to use drugs. But thanks to the marijuana lobby, what was once scorned is hyped and celebrated - even as the drug has become more potent, with THC, the intoxicating chemical, present at much higher levels than in the 1990s. Dealers run state-sanctioned dispensaries, lobby to further legalize their product and receive positive media coverage when doing so.
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CN ON: Drug-Addicted Babies Increasing

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:00
North Bay Nugget, 11 Jun 2015 - SOCIAL SERVICES: CAS has 300 kids in care The Children's Aid Society is sounding alarm bells. The number of children in care combined with an in ux of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome is exhausting local resources.
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US CT: Evidence Probe Affects Drug Cases

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:00
The Day, 11 Jun 2015 - 'Inconsistencies' Cited in Handling by Nl Police New London - Defense attorneys representing dozens of clients charged with drug crimes by New London police have been receiving letters from State's Attorney Michael L. Regan indicating that the evidence seized in their clients' cases may have been compromised.
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US CA: Column: San Francisco's First Drug War

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:00
SF Weekly, 11 Jun 2015 - "It was stated the other day, before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, that as many as eight Chinese opium smoking houses had been fitted up in that city for the use of white men and women, and the announcement has created a good deal of discussion, and elicited from the press recommendations for the suppression of these places. "We are inclined to doubt whether the spread of the opium habit can be checked in this way. Opium smoking is a species of intoxication, and legislation has certainly not proved effective in dealing with vices of that kind." - Sacramento Daily Record, Nov. 20, 1875
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CN BC: Shambhala Leads World In Harm Reduction

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:00
Nelson Star, 10 Jun 2015 - When ANKORS team leader Chloe Sage first started delivering harm reduction services at Shambhala Music Festival in 2001, there were a lot of misconceptions about what exactly she was trying to accomplish. "It was a real 'keep your head down' situation. We had a few hundred people come to our booth and say 'wow, I'm glad you're here', but there wasn't a whole lot of understanding about why it was necessary," she said.
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Australia: Online Drug Sales Boom

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:00
The Age, 08 Jun 2015 - More people are buying recreational drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine online, partly because it is much cheaper than buying them on the street, where the price of drugs in Australia is more than double the global average. An international survey on drug habits has detected a rapid increase over the past six years in the number of people who buy their drugs online using sites such as Silk Road, whose founder was jailed for life last month.
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US: Against His Better Judgment

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 07:00
Washington Post, 07 Jun 2015 - In One American Meth Corridor, a Federal Judge Comes Face to Face With the Reality of Congressionally Mandated Sentencing They filtered into the courtroom and waited for the arrival of the judge, anxious to hear what he would decide. The defendant's family knelt in the gallery to pray for a lenient sentence. A lawyer paced the entryway and rehearsed his final argument. The defendant reached into the pocket of his orange jumpsuit and pulled out a crumpled note he had written to the judge the night before: "Please, you have all the power," it read. "Just try and be merciful."
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CN ON: Column: Charged Cop Reason Enough To Change Pay Rules

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 06 Jun 2015 - Hamilton's Own Chief of Police Championing Change So Suspended Cops Don't Get Paid There is a Hamilton cop sitting in a jail cell right now earning up to $100,000 a year. He's facing drug and organized crime charges after being swept up in a massive police project aimed at cracking a violent criminal network. He is already suspended from duty, has been arrested before and is facing 26 disciplinary charges.
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