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Portugal Drug Policy: Decriminalization Works

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Alcohol and Other Drugs - Contents CHAPTER 1 Alcohol and Other Drugs Contents About this chapter Where to get help Section 1 An overview of alcohol and other drug issues Drugs and drug use What is a drug? AbstinenceAddiction, addictive behaviourBinge drinkingDetoxificationDisease model of drug addictionDrug abuseDrug misuseDrug dependenceDrug useExperimental useHarm minimisation/harm reductionHarm-reduction strategiesHarmful useIntoxicationRecreational or social useToleranceWithdrawal Drug related problems In AustraliaIn the Northern Territory Violence and crimeFamily and social problemsAccidents and deathsEmployment problemsDisease and deathOther drug misuse Overview of major drugs Alcohol What is alcohol? Tobacco What is tobacco? Kava What is kava? Petrol What is petrol? Cannabis (Marijuana) What is cannabis? The THS Alcohol and Other Drugs Program OverviewHarm reduction as a strategy Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Directorate Aboriginal Living With Alcohol StrategyAboriginal Family Violence Strategy The THS Tobacco Action Project Introduction

How much would legal marijuana cost? A new book says it would be nearly free Photograph by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images. It continues to be totally off the radar of prominent politicians, but polls indicate that large and growing numbers of Americans are open to the idea of legalizing marijuana. Gallup broke ground last fall with the first-ever poll showing 50 percent of respondents nationwide wanting to legalize, and a more precisely worded poll from Rasmussen in May had 56 percent in favor of “legalizing marijuana and regulating it in a similar manner to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are regulated today.” Thus far those polls are outliers, and most surveys show more voter skepticism than that. But as elderly voters are more pot-phobic than the young, legalization’s support is likely to increase over time and surely it will work its way onto the national agenda sooner or later. There’s been relatively little analysis of what a legal marijuana industry might look like. How cheaply could pot be grown with advanced farming techniques?

Mexican Drug Cartels Have Infiltrated All Of These US Cities 30,000 Canadians are homeless every night - Canada Despite sporadic success in addressing homelessness in Canada, little progress has been made toward a permanent cross-country solution, says a national report into the extent of the problem. The report's initial numbers tell a grim story. Among the report's findings: At least 200,000 Canadians experience homelessness in any given year. Those numbers come from the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, the groups behind what they call the first extensive national report card on homelessness. Their look at the state of homelessness in Canada found that annual shelter use did not change substantially from 2005 to 2009, while the average stay grew longer. As a result, the report's authors say, it's time the country shifted its focus from crisis management — from things like emergency shelter beds and soup kitchens — to more permanent solutions. "The reality is it isn't the best we can do at all." Who is homeless? Degrees of homelessness

Online Books : Alexander Shulgin's Lab Books Introduction After several years of consideration and preparation, the first of Alexander Shulgin's lab books were scanned in 2007 and made available online. The lab books contain detailed experience reports about a wide variety of psychoactive substances as well as notes on chemical processes, formulas, sketches, and hand-drawn graphs. The Shulgins' trusted assistants, gregM and Tania, took on the labor-intensive process of redacting the names of individuals whose privacy should be protected. Shawn (erowid crew member) has been leading the transcription project for years and he has put in countless hours working on these note books. Erowid continues to seek volunteers to transcribe the texts and edit images to make them more readable. 2014 Lab Book Project Update # Shawn continues to work on transcribing, manually redacting, and creating searchable PDFs from the original photographs of the notebooks and lab books. 2013 Lab Book Project Update # Pharmacology Notebook 1 #

Uruguay Considers Legalizing Marijuana to Stop Traffickers Matilde Campodonico for The New York Times Marijuana growing in a closet in Uruguay. Personal use has been decriminalized, but drug-related violence is an issue. Uruguay’s famously rebellious president first called for “regulated and controlled legalization of marijuana” in a security plan unveiled last month. And now all anyone here can talk about are the potential impacts of a formal market for what Ronald Reagan once described as “probably the most dangerous drug in America.” “It’s a profound change in approach,” said Sebastián Sabini, one of the lawmakers working on the contentious proposal unveiled by President on June 20. Across Latin America, leaders appalled by the spread of drug-related violence are mulling policies that would have once been inconceivable. Decriminalizing everything from heroin and cocaine to marijuana? Legalizing and regulating not just drug use, but also drug transport — perhaps with large customs fees for bulk shipments? Mr.

How the drug war hurts everyone Something as massive and amorphous as America’s War on Drugs can be difficult to imagine in concrete terms. This web of failed policies is so huge, so persistent and so deeply woven into the fabric of our nation that it’s hard to envision an alternative — or even appreciate what the conflict is currently siphoning resources away from. That’s why the past week has been so important for the cause of ending the drug war — because it has provided three tragic examples of how that war harms not only its dead and/or incarcerated victims, but also how it makes society as a whole more susceptible to horrific crimes. In Boulder, Colo., for example, the Daily Camera reports that “the University of Colorado announced a new plan to snuff out the Boulder campus’s 4/20 smoke-out, warning that police will ticket pot smokers at this month’s event.” That’s a key point: Focusing police resources on safety is distinctly different than focusing them on the drug war.

Obesity in Canada - Healthy Living To share this page just click on the social network icon of your choice. [Previous Page] [Table of Contents] [Next Page] The main focus of this report has been to highlight new data and findings concerning the prevalence of obesity in Canada, as well as to summarize our current understanding of its determinants and the health and economic burden. General principles Even though scientific knowledge is still evolving and incomplete, waiting for the “perfect solution” may not be an option, and decisions about how best to address obesity at a population level must be made. Approaches to combat obesity can be categorized into three streams: health services and clinical interventions that target individuals,community-level interventions that directly influence behaviours, andpublic policies that target broad social or environmental determinants. In practice, these are not mutually exclusive categories but, rather, overlapping and complementary lines of action. Individual-based interventions

Natural origins of psychedelic drugs – Sasha Shulgin: A Chemical Performance | Medienprojekt PSI-TV Sasha Shulgin: A Chemical Performance (Englisch-Sprachig) – Entheovision 2 A brief recounting of the plant origins of the natural phenethylamine and tryptamine psychedelic drugs will be presented. These are the starting points for many score synthetic modifications, and these will also be discussed. Deutsch: Sasha bietet zunächst einen kurzen Abriss über die pflanzlichen Quellen natürlicher psychedelischer Phenethylamin- und Tryptamin-Drogen. You want Subtitles? If you have some spare time, subtitling would be great for this video. Download Wir bieten verschiedene Videoformate an, die du auswählen kannst: Online-Video Weblinks Dieser Beitrag wurde unter Alexander Sasha Shulgin, Berlin, Entheovision 2004, Links zu Veranstaltungen, Medienprojekt PSI-TV, Person, Release abgelegt und mit alexander sasha shulgin, drogen, drogenforschung, drugs, natural origin, neurotransmitter, pflanzliche quellen, Phenethylamin, psychedelic, sasha shulgin, synthetisch, Tryptamin verschlagwortet.