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Coffee Shops are back.

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Australian Drug Policy: ‘hypocrisy’ is not a strong enough word – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan The 3.6 million dollar study testing the sewage in our capital cities for illegal drugs is simply more disinformation and bullshit. Let’s revisit the results from this study and consider them rationally. The study indicates that in … Continue reading

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More than 20 people treated for drug overdoses at Melbourne dance party ‘awash with drugs’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

More than 20 people are taken to hospital, many in a critical condition, after overdosing on drugs at a dance party in Melbourne. Source: More than 20 people treated for drug overdoses at Melbourne dance party ‘awash with drugs’ – … Continue reading

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Legal marijuana sales in US ‘bigger than dot-com boom’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New figures put North America’s legal marijuana green rush above the dot-com boom in terms of industry growth. Source: Legal marijuana sales in US ‘bigger than dot-com boom’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Maker Of Opiate Painkiller Stronger Than Heroin Is Working To Defeat Marijuana Legalization – ORGANIC AND HEALTHY

Maker Of Opiate Painkiller Stronger Than Heroin Is Working To Defeat Marijuana Legalization – ORGANIC AND HEALTHY

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Amphetamine abuse surges, half seeking help for addiction admit to using drug: report – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A record number of Australians are addicted to amphetamines like ice, with half of those seeking help for addiction using the drug, according to a report by a drug rehabilitation organisation. Source: Amphetamine abuse surges, half seeking help for addiction … Continue reading

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They’re not ‘cold hard bludgers’: Ice users on welfare need support not shame

Calling incarcerated ice users on welfare ‘cold hard bludgers’ is tantamount to blaming the mentally ill for being too unwell to work. Source: They’re not ‘cold hard bludgers’: Ice users on welfare need support not shame

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How the desire for masculinity might drive some disadvantaged young men to substance abuse

Awareness of social factors, such as society’s perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men. Source: How the desire for masculinity might drive some disadvantaged young men to substance abuse

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New Study Reveals Marijuana Use Among Teenagers In The United States Has Reduced As States Legalize The Plant AnonHQ

Since 1996, 24 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) have approved medical use of marijuana. In the states of Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and DC recreational use is also legal. These moves towards permissiveness, even where possession of … Continue reading

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Drug policy kills: Are we any closer to ending global addiction to prohibition?

The illegal drug market is the purest, most deadly form of capitalism — prioritising profit above all else. Source: Drug policy kills: Are we any closer to ending global addiction to prohibition?

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World | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Source: World | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Drugs In Sport

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Teen pot smoking not bad for IQ, says US study of twins — RT USA

A US study of teenage twins released this week found that smoking marijuana does not lower intelligence. Source: Teen pot smoking not bad for IQ, says US study of twins — RT USA

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This Doctor Wants to Treat Your Crippling Fear of Death With Uncut Ecstasy | Mother Jones

Researchers are quietly testing MDMA’s potential to be a legal prescription drug. Source: This Doctor Wants to Treat Your Crippling Fear of Death With Uncut Ecstasy | Mother Jones

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Watch Two Minutes of El Chapo’s Exclusive Interview | Rolling Stone

Sean Penn, who tracked down the fugitive kingpin, sent questions; Chapo videotaped his responses in his first-ever interview. Source: Watch Two Minutes of El Chapo’s Exclusive Interview | Rolling Stone

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Which Substance Is Your Country Addicted to? | IFLScience

For thousands of years, drugs have been a fundamental part of culture, society, and the human experience. Even as we zip into the current age of technological growth and boundless information, a surprising amount of the world is still viewed … Continue reading

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Drugs are destructive – but criminalisation has proven to be worse – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Society’s puritanical blindness to the near-universal drive to get intoxicated has come at the cost of young people’s lives. It doesn’t need to be like this. Source: Drugs are destructive – but criminalisation has proven to be worse – The … Continue reading

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Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

Many Islamic State recruits have been far from devout Muslims, despite claiming that their victims’ lives are decadent and obscene. Source: Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

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What’s The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? | IFLScience

What is the most dangerous drug in the world? This sounds like a relatively simple question: Surely it’s the one most likely to kill you, right? As it turns out, it depends on a multitude of things, from the individual … Continue reading

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Another Nation to Decriminalize Drugs Including Heroin and Cocaine

There is a strong consensus that drugs across the board should be decriminalized. Source: Another Nation to Decriminalize Drugs Including Heroin and Cocaine

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Saudi Prince Caught Smuggling Tons Of ISIS’ Favorite Drug At Beirut Airport AnonHQ

Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and four others were detained by Beirut airport officials while attempting to smuggle about two tons of Captagon pills and some cocaine packed in 40 suitcases. In the largest drug bust in … Continue reading

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We must find a better way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

While we all enjoy the Aussie wit unleashed by helicopter ‘misjudgements’ and raw onion eating gaffes, our obsession with gotcha moments often overshadows the good work that politicians do. Greens leader Richard di Natale decided to take a few weeks … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my car?: How stoned is too stoned to drive?

Dude, where’s my car?: How stoned is too stoned to drive?

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Aussie jailed for a year for smoking joint on Bali beach

Australian man jailed in Bali

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This is the real reason cocaine is illegal: The dark history of why cocaine is illegal.

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America, you’re doing it wrong.

It’s time to End the Drug War!

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HMAS Newcastle seizes $520 million of heroin from boat off east African coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

HMAS Newcastle seizes $520 million of heroin from boat off east African coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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He invited drug users into his lab. What he discovered is changing what we know about addiction.

  He invited drug users into his lab. What he discovered is changing what we know about addiction..

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New Study Shows Marijuana Is 114 Times Safer Than the Deadliest Legal Drug in the U.S. – Mic

New Study Shows Marijuana Is 114 Times Safer Than the Deadliest Legal Drug in the U.S. – Mic.

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Heroin has spread beyond inner-city neighborhoods to middle-class suburbs, threatening a larger section of Americans than ever before

http://rt.com/bulletin-board/230803-rtamerica-news-february9/ Heroin has spread beyond inner-city neighborhoods to middle-class suburbs, threatening a larger section of Americans than ever before. Cheaper prices, increased supplies from Mexico and doctors who are too willing to prescribe high-strength painkillers are all reportedly contributing to … Continue reading

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Think for Yourself: The War on Drugs

Think for Yourself: The War on Drugs.

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This is far far more dangerous than a few misguided and radicalized youth. $650 million wasn’t provided to fight this.

Ice drug epidemic giving regional NSW towns an unwanted reputation Like many other parts of Australia, regional towns in New South Wales are in the grip of an ice epidemic. In the town of Wellington, in the state’s central west, … Continue reading

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