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Why deterrence was always doomed to failure

In some ways, I think of our current drug policy as akin to astrology, or a creationist view of the planet. It’s an early attempt to get a hold on something, but over time its flaws have been exposed. 692 more words

Decriminlisation

Police and Crime Commissioner joins drug reform debate

Arfon Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, has faced calls to stand down from his post. The reason? He said that we should consider legalising drugs. 420 more words

Decriminlisation

Legal misinformation

I watched the debate of, the second reading of the; Substance addiction (compulsory assessment & treatment) bill today, before NZ parliament. This is designed to replace the current… 273 more words

Our government may soon announce decriminalizing marijuana -- or not

When President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, the federal government put marijuana in the category of the nation’s most dangerous drugs, along with LSD, heroin and mescaline.

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Addiction in Australian & Canadian law

How is addiction constituted in Australian law, and how does this compare with Canadian law? This is the focus of Dr Kate Seear’s Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship, which is entitled ‘Addiction in the Australian legal system: A sociological analysis’.  273 more words

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Randall Cunningham's daughter becomes the youngest US track and field Olympian in 36 years

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham was once a standout track and field athlete in at  Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, California. He competed in the high jump. 193 more words

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