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Prosecuting drug dealers in overdose deaths isn't new, but it is a tactic that has been dusted off lately and used with vigor in many places around the country, mainly the Midwest, South and Northeast, which have been especially ravaged by the opioid crisis, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. In San ...
A non-governmental ogranisation (NGO), Youthrise Nigeria, has faulted the current National Drug Control Master Plan which focuses more on supply reduction. Speaking during a two-day training for journalists on Nigeria Drug Policy in Abuja, the national coordinator of the organisation, Dr. Adeolu ...

Mies polttaa kannabista. Some Finnish experts are recommending drug decriminalisation. Image: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / EPA. Helsingin Sanomat takes a look at Finnish Drug Policy in the wake of recommendations from experts at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that the country consider ...
Like many who enter law enforcement, Jeff Kaufman joined the New York police Department in 1980 because he wanted to serve his community. He left six years later because the state's drug laws made that impossible. "As cops we need to develop trust with the community to get to people who need our ...
Responsible for advising the White House and Congress on Drug Policy, Carroll will presumably face immediate challenges, with an opioid epidemic of unprecedented magnitude still sweeping the nation and constantly shifting cannabis reform at the state level. In a statement following Carroll's nomination ...
During his first year in office, President Donald Trump spoke about high drug prices but took little action to address the problem. His budget proposal, released this week, does lay out a strategy -- though what is most notable is not what's included, but rather what is missing, said an expert on drug pricing ...

The administration has justified the proposal in its budget, saying it "will enable ONDCP to focus resources on its core mission: to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation and assessment of U.S. Drug Policy." Opponents argue the move would ...
Some Drug Policy experts and a handful of congressional lawmakers have said the damage caused by forcing people away from kratom, and possibly back onto other prescription or illicit drugs, would far outweigh the current harms. Furthermore, if kratom were to be banned, many individuals would simply ...
With the proposed move of the grant program, the drug office is at risk of losing its largest stake in the national conversation on Drug Policy. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program dishes out $275 million annually; the drug office's staffing budget was only $19.2 million in 2017, said its spokesman, ...
City Council votes to revise transit Drug Policy to include opioids. Amarillo Transit Director Marita Wellage-Reiley. Amarillo city councilmembers voted 5-0 for changes to the transit drug and alcohol policy during Tuesday's regular meeting, clearing the way for opioids to be added to the testing panel. Officials ...
MARTINSBURG -Looking for a new game plan to use in the state's opioid crisis, Gov. Jim Justice appointed Dr. Michael Brumage as director of the office of drug control policy within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. "We have a West Virginian dying on average every 10 hours ...
Revolving Door. "We're fighting a losing battle". That was how senior police drugs squad officers described their efforts to enforce the laws on substance abuse when I talked to them privately nearly 20 years ago. They told me the drugs epidemic was enabling organised crime syndicates to prosper and ...
A new report from Politico found that Kellyanne Conway has debilitated the federal Drug Policy office and silenced its experts as she and her own political staff made up of officials without specific Drug Policy expertise guide the formation of a federal opioid strategy. This report, based in part on interviews ...
Trump's 24-year-old Drug Policy appointee quits amid controversy. Taylor Weyeneth's only professional experience after college and before becoming a political appointee was working on the presidential campaign. By Robert O'Harrow Jr.The Washington Post. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print.
If the name Taylor Weyeneth rings a tiny bell in your head, then you might be related to him. Otherwise, the 24-year-old was until a week ago an unknown if powerful member of the Trump Administration: deputy chief of staff in the Office Of National Drug Control Policy. Weyeneth's qualifications for the job, ...
The cruise line on which "Storm Chasers" star Joel Taylor died of an apparent OD this week does not allow illegal drugs on the boat ... which raises the question -- how did they ignore a river of drugs on board? Royal Caribbean International tells TMZ they have a "zero tolerance" policy when it comes to ...
There is no comprehensive data that compiles all drug-induced homicide charges and convictions, but a recent report by The Drug Policy Alliance measured media mentions of cases and found that news stories on the topic of drug-induced homicide jumped from 363 in 2011 to 1,178 in 2016. This is partly ...

After all, publicly funded (and uniformly rejected) reports from as far back as the 1950s have urged a rethink about Drug Policy. But when the federal government tabled the cannabis Act last April, it was clear that once again, we'd failed to make a clean break from prohibition. Unlike tobacco regulation, the ...
WASHINGTON -- If the name Taylor Weyeneth rings a tiny bell in your head, then you might be related to him. Otherwise, the 24-year-old was until a week ago an unknown if powerful member of the Trump Administration: deputy chief of staff in the Office Of National Drug Control Policy. Weyeneth's ...
Racist Policing Persists Despite Cannabis Legalization, Bemoans New Report from Drug Policy Alliance. A new status report on legal marijuana from the advocacy group found an overall drop in cannabis arrests, but for black and brown Americans, smoking weed is still leading to jail time. Wednesday ...
students for Sensible Drug Policies (SSDP) has plans to get their proposed Medical Amnesty policy approved by the end of the year, which would amend the University's current drug policies and grant certain drug abuse cases exemptions from legal sanctions. Undergraduate Student government ...
A former Trump campaign worker appointed at age 23 to a top position in the White House's Drug Policy office had been let go from a job at a law firm because he repeatedly missed work, a partner at the firm said. While in college, late in 2014 or early in 2015, Taylor Weyeneth began working as a legal ...
"We have full confidence in Jim to lead ONDCP to make significant strides in combatting the opioids crisis, reducing drug use, and coordinating U.S. Drug Policy. Fighting the opioid crisis and drug addiction is a priority for this administration. We greatly appreciate Jim for his counsel and leadership during ...
But when Donald Trump chose to pass out a senior role in crafting America's Drug Policy to a 24-year-old campaign worker, his exploits as a 22-year-old became incredibly relevant. Taylor Weyeneth set off the latest gnashing of teeth when lawmakers concerned about the opioid crisis started wondering ...
A former Trump campaign worker appointed at age 23 to a top position in the White House's Drug Policy office had been let go from a job at a law firm because he repeatedly missed work, a partner at the firm said. While in college, late in 2014 or early in 2015, Taylor Weyeneth began working as a legal ...
Patients are paying more out of their pockets for drugs. Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg / UIG via Getty Images. Health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are blasting a proposed federal policy that would lower what patients pay out of pocket when they pick up their prescriptions, saying it coddles the ...
Trump Administration officials say the office would still serve as the White House's Drug Policy shop, while the grants would be administered by larger agencies. The proposal is the latest in a series of actions that health policy experts contend show the Trump administration isn't serious about addressing the ...
Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on President Trump to provide information on all political appointees serving in key Drug Policy positions. The letter, which was led by Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., additionally called on the president to identify, nominate and confirm qualified leadership to ...
Many employers have a zero-tolerance Drug Policy. But even for those who want to accommodate medical cannabis patients, things can get complicated because it's difficult to tell whether someone is intoxicated by the drug at any given time. marijuana usage can be detected by a urine sample for up to a ...
Among those was a more comprehensive Drug Policy, including the withholding of prize money in the event of a positive test. St. George says the board also discussed such a policy at its regular meeting December 1st: "The board of directors is looking at working on the mechanics of that protocol, how that ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives at a roundtable discussion December 8 at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. Sessions hosted a roundtable discussion on Drug Policy with representatives from The Heritage Foundation. GETTY/Alex Wong. Now it's up to the members of the House Rules ...
The non-governmental organization (NGO) White Noise Movement held a massive protest rally against the "repressive" Drug Policy in Georgia, asking for a more human attitude towards drug consumers. The protest rallies were held in Georgia's three major cities Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi, on December ...
Drug companies are suing the State of California over a recently enacted law that would require manufacturers to give advance notice before significantly raising prices. The pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the industry's leading lobby group, filed a complaint late Friday ...
With overdose rates for opioid-addicted whites and cocaine-addicted African Americans now at comparable rates, policymakers are faced with a chance to re-examine the social and cultural contours of U.S. Drug Policy. Whether an administration built on law and order chooses to actually do something ...
That didn't happen. Now, nearly 20 years later, it is duly chastened, and the chorus of critics is much louder, but the UN still remains a painfully slow place to try to make change in global Drug Policy. Yet, despite the foot-dragging in Vienna and New York, albeit at a glacial pace. The 2016 UNGASS couldn't ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a meeting on Friday to discuss marijuana and Drug Policy with a group of activists working to defeat legalization efforts. "I think it's a big issue for America, for the country, and I'm of the general view that this is not a healthy substance," Sessions said at the beginning ...
As Drug war Chronicle marks the publication of its 1,000th issue (with yours truly having authored 863 of them going back to 2000), we reflect on what has changed and what hasn't in the past couple of decades. This piece recounts our domestic Drug Policy evolution in the US; a companion piece looks at ...
"I think it sounds like a relatively lame attempt to resuscitate a theory that's been largely debunked," said Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and former executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. "The simple fact that they're involving studies on rats" to make claims about people is "a real stretch," he said.
29, 2017, regarding a proposed bill that seeks to update campus Drug Policy. ... After tabling debate for a week, the SGA passed a bill 25-1-1 recommending the Department of Resident Life update its Drug Policy with a lesser punishment for students over 21 years old or those possessing up to 10 grams of ...
They come here every Tuesday morning to down espressos, fresh pastries and toasted sandwiches, and to talk out the challenges, debate Drug Policy (which, a decade and a half after the law came into effect, was still confusing for many) and argue, with the warm rowdiness that is characteristic of people in ...
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a ruptured Achilles in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions, has been suspended four games for a violation of the league's performance enhancing Drug Policy. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news, noting Smith was appealing the suspension but ...
Nowhere have I seen more devastating effects of disparate treatment than within Drug Policy and the criminal justice system. The numbers alone on how people of all races use drugs at similar rates but are incarcerated at wildly different rates are staggering. The war on Drugs is absolutely a race issue.
Decades of wrongheaded Drug Policy have produced a complicated relationship between our society and marijuana. The same country that disproportionately jails black people for possession of the drug also celebrates white "marijuana moms" on the Today show. We seem lost in the transition from ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pursued a hardline agenda on Drug Policy, reversing Obama-era reforms to drug sentencing and civil forfeiture practices, and using the opioid overdose crisis as an excuse for harsh immigration policies. Such overly punitive approaches have already been in place for ...
Conceived as a way to allow those unfairly targeted by past Drug Policy to enter into the cannabis industry, the idea is compelling in abstract but ...
This topic, the topic of Drug Policy, should be one that we are all concerned about. The drug crisis has had serious repercussions throughout ...
UPDATE 10:15AM: A Toowoomba school principal who expelled six students over drug offences has described the boys as "lovely kids" but ...
"We call it reparative justice: repairing the harms caused by the war on drugs," says Eunisses Hernandez of the Drug Policy Alliance, ...
"Yes, because if you don't have this, sooner or later some insurance carrier is going to say where is your Drug Policy," Domalakes said.
The suit aims to prove that the Controlled Substances Act, the statute governing federal Drug Policy, is unconstitutional as it relates to marijuana ...


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