The Drug War is Such a Violent Failure, the Surgeon General is Speaking Up for the First Time Ever

It’s a new year, and finally, a new voice will be added to the drug war debate. The federal government will actually get scientific input on drugs, and it will make prohibition look all that much more absurd.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the nation’s top public health official, will be “presenting the state of the science on substance use, addiction and health,” in the first-ever report from that office.

“It’s time for us to have a conversation in this country that’s based on facts; A conversation that’s based on medicine and science. Which is why I’m proud to announce that next year, I will be releasing the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on substance use, addiction, and health. We’re going to look at the best science on everything, from heroin and marijuana, to alcohol and prescription opioids.”
READ MORE: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/surgeon-generals-first-ever-report-drug...

Law Enforcement Officer Gives Advice on How Not to Get Caught Drug Dealing

Posted on reddit: How drug dealers get caught. As told by a police officer.

Hello r/Drugs. I am a LEO for a medium sized city(I will not provide proof, sorry everyone), we have about 80K in population. The city is a college city so half of the population is young, experimental, and stupid. Then we have the 3-4 percenters who make a comfortable wage, have a college degree, and enjoy their life. Then we have the rest of the population who are criminals, minimum wage adults supporting families, and homeless people.

The cities average income is 19K a year and we have the most meth labs per square mile than any other place in the USA.

I'm one of the believers in legalization of all drugs. Not only could we make a mountain of cash taxing all drugs, we could stop throwing in billions trying to stop them. We'd be saving and gaining, the best kind of financial decision.

I see a lot of posts on here about dealing and I want to help you not get caught which also helps us save money.

Silicon Valley professionals are taking LSD at work to increase productivity

It seems unlikely, but that’s apparently what some Silicon Valley professionals have been doing - and reporting great results.

According to Rolling Stone, a growing number of people are experimenting with "microdoses" of psychedelics to help them work. A microdose of LSD is around 10-15 micrograms, approximately a tenth of a “normal” dose.
READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12019140/Silicon...

Cannabis for Parkinson's? The Scientific Evidence Is Compelling

Could the very plant that for decades was accused of "frying" users' brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the "incurable" neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson's disease?

Despite the political controversy surrounding medical marijuana use in the country, research has begun to emerge showing that a component of this plant known as cannabidiol (CBD), and which does not have the controversial psychoactive properties associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have a wide range of therapeutic applications, including treating conditions that are refractory to conventional drug-based approaches.
READ MORE: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/pot-parkinsons-scientific-evidence-comp...

Drugs are Continuing to Win the War On Drugs

Drug use and possession has more than doubled in regional Victoria in the past five years, new crime figures show.

The Crime Statistics Agency report, which used data based on police records, showed big jumps in drug use and possession, particularly in small towns.

The Gisborne-Macedon area, north of Melbourne, saw a rise of more than 300 per cent in drug use in the last five years while in the state's east, the Warragul-Drouin region, recorded a jump in drug use of more than 200 per cent.
READ MORE: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-27/regional-victoria-drug-use-possess...

Man Dies After Taking LSD

A Tennessee man died in Mississippi police custody after taking LSD. He was hog-tied by police to keep him safe and subsequently suffocated to death.
READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/18/us/ap-us-mississippi-custody-...

Ireland to 'decriminalise' small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use

Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country's drugs minister has said.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, told a lecture at the London School of Economics on Monday that drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.
READ MORE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ireland-to-decriminalise-...

What’s at stake in the war on marijuana?

According to Brookings Fellow John Hudak, it’s time for the government to recognize the serious policy risks born from limiting medical marijuana research.

Alexander Gillespie: Cannabis debate more urgent than nation's flag

Almost half of all New Zealand adults have tried it at some point in their lives. Despite this, police are still required to devote 580,000 hours and $100 million a year fighting the tide. The result of these efforts is not a dent in demand, but some 10,000 convictions for cannabis-related offences in the past six years.
READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11539001

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's phones are seized in £35m cocaine smuggling probe

Mr Sarkozy was on the plane at least three times between December 2012 and February 2013, for flights from Paris to Bordeaux where he was being questioned over a separate corruption scandal.

A judge ordered two mobile phones belonging to Nicolas Sarkozy to be examined in relation to a £35million cocaine smuggling scandal, it has been revealed today.

The former French president’s name appears in court papers about an attempt to fly 680kg of the drug out of the Dominican Republic.
READ MORE: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Former_French_president_Nicolas_Sarkozy%2...

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