The Age, 26 Oct 2014 - Illicit drugs and alcohol are being smuggled into mental health wards run by the state's busiest public hospitals, undermining patient care and putting psychiatric staff at risk of violence. Parents have reported that their children have bought and used illegal drugs while in hospital being treated for drug-induced psychosis, […]
The Simcoe Reformer, 24 Oct 2014 - Norfolk's Police Services Board has weighed in on a court challenge to Canadian laws governing legal marijuana production. Peter Hellyer of Simcoe, chair of the Norfolk PSB, will write a letter to Health Canada asking the agency to expedite court proceedings mounted earlier this year. That challenge has […]
Tufts Daily, 24 Oct 2014 - In 1970, the United States government passed a federal law entitled the "Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act." This piece of legislation marked the beginning of an aggressive, multiple decade-long effort to regulate drug use. Many advocates for changing the drug policy in the United States, however, argue […]
Doug McVay reports: This week: We hear from experts on the international implications of US moves to legalize marijuana, and a short follow-up on the story of Eric Sinacori, the UMass-Amherst student who was entrapped by campus police and forced to become a snitch.
Heading off to Kansas City for an International Fine Arts Deans conference. Hoping to get some ribs while I’m there. Here’s a little bit of absurdity… 5 Ridiculous Anti-Drugs Posters Of course, there have been plenty of others, but these are a pretty bizarre bunch. Speaking of irresponsibility… Do the media talk down […]
Those of us who are information consumers and see the long-term inevitability of reform should be reminded now and then that some people are completely oblivious. This hit me again today as I read this strangely clueless article: What’s next in war on drugs? OLEAN — News that Chautauqua County was recently added to the […]
Ending the war on drugs: Making the case for regulation of drug markets in Latin America and beyondA workshop organized by Transform DrugPolicy Foundation and MéxicoUnido Contra la Delincuencia as part of The International DrugPolicy Reform Conference 2013Join us to learn and share experiences on how to meaningfully engage with the drug policy reform debate, […]
Transformand MUCD were pleased to launch the latest publication from our joint Latin American Programme for Drug Policy Reform in Mexico City yesterday.‘Ending the War on Drugs: How to win the debate in Latin America' is the product of a series of workshops and consultations with experts across the region, and builds on Transform's 2007 book […]