Reducing drug policy down to defining “good” substances and “bad” substances is missing the entire fucking point.
The most common consequences of drug policies, whether focusing on the supply or the demand side, bring disproportionate harm to women and girls.
The contributors list reads like a U.K. harm reductionists’ red carpet. They explain how a legal, regulated cannabis market would help prevent problematic use and give treatment options the radical revamp they need.
Eighty plus percent of police chiefs admit that the war on drugs has failed.
Last semester, UC Berkeley SSDP members organized a class, “Rethinking The Drug War: Historical Context, Framing, and Education.”
The nation and the world were rocked this weekend by the Women’s March. The day before, cannabis activist group DCMJ distributed thousands of hand-rolled joints—for free.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10-11, DCMJ plans to send volunteer activists to sit in on Sessions’ confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It’s hard to imagine Trump & Sessions stuffing the toothpaste back in the tube, but remember drug prohibition is a lucrative business.
"We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist." Carl Jung
A quick look at what happened with cannabis voting in all 9 states.
"It's pretty humiliating. You're brought into a court room in shackles. It's like, what am I, Hannibal Lecter?"
When I got hired as a police officer, I was told by the police chief, "We're going to hire you despite your significant drug history."
And I remember being a 21-year-old going, "I smoked pot."
"DanceSafe really hasn't been providing harm reduction services for ecstasy or MDMA all these years. It's been providing harm reduction services for prohibition."
Dede Goldsmith shares the emotional story of her daughter, Shelley, who died of heat stroke at an EDM concert after taking MDMA.
Five states have full legalization initiatives on the ballot. Four will be voting on medical cannabis. Here is a rundown of what each initiative aims to do.
As states continue to legalize or decriminalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, more and more students face confusing regulations.
Canada has amended its policies on heroin to allow doctors to prescribe the drug to patients suffering severe addiction.
Legalization should mean everyone has the right to grow, not just some people or corporations with money looking to profit.
Timothy Tyler, was serving a double-life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling LSD.
What if honest drug education, harm reduction, long term integration, and acknowledging risks, took the place of propaganda?
The new, improvised plan was to wait in the field until the moment when Hillary arrived, then blow up the joint and march up the hill to meet her in the parking lot — we would have only one chance to try to intercept her.
The joint slowly took shape just as the line in the parking lot started to swell. A message across the joint read, in bold letters, “Hillary, Deschedule Cannabis Now!”
Had it been successful, the exclusive right to cannabis cultivation for 11.6 million would lie with the owners of 10 farms who happen to have bankrolled the campaign.
Pacquiao’s drive to reinstate capital punishment for drug crimes is in line with President Duterte: “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself, as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”
Most of the information the “D.A.R.E. generation” was taught in school was sensationalized, exaggerated, or simply factually incorrect (typically all three).