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NewsUS WV: School Drug Policy Up For Comment
BECKLEY - A drug policy proposed for Raleigh County students was placed on a 30-day comment period at the monthly meeting of the Raleigh County Board of Education.US DC: Fairfax County School Leaders Consider Scaling Back Discipline
A student in a Fairfax County public school caught for the first time with marijuana would not be automatically expelled, under a new disciplinary policy the school board is scheduled to consider Monday.US DC: 2 On Council Hope To Decriminalize Pot
Barry, Wells Want to Help Those Caught With Small Amounts Some D.C. Council members are crafting legislation to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession, hoping to settle the matter before outside groups petition the issue onto the ballot.CN ON: Son's Drug Overdose Death A Wake-Up Call, Parents Say
Teens need to realize dangers HEIDELBERG - Christine and Klaus Padaric don't care who knows their 17-year-old son, Austin, died of a drug overdose during a party at an Elmira apartment last month.
LettersUS IL: Fear-mongering Letter
Peter Bensinger's latest letter in the Sun Times echoes the usual fear mongering that opponents to medical cannabis have been saying for years: Our kids, streets and society will suffer if we allow sick people to have legal access to a plant. He and those who share his views never talk about how other countries such as Canada and Israel have medical cannabis and kids, streets and the social fabric in those countries don't seem negatively impacted by it. They also never mention that the FDA approves pills that are often recalled and according to the Centers for Disease Control are the leading cause of overdose deaths in America. Nobody is dying from overdoses from cannabis, yet FDA-approved drugs are killing people everyday, and those drugs are found in medicine cabinets that kids have easy access to.US NY: Nation Should Revise Its Current Drug Laws
I'm pleased to see at last a broad opening up of the discussion of our country's failed "war on drugs." I recently attended a conference in Buffalo, titled "Leading the Way: Toward a Public Health & Safety Approach to Drug Policy in New York." Presented by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo and the Drug Policy Alliance, it began by viewing and discussing the award-winning documentary: "The House I Live In," which chronicled the ravages to the lives of people and communities ground up by our current policies toward illicit drugs.US NY: Legalize And Regulate Recreational Drugs
I was intrigued by a recent article about the Mexican drug cartels moving into the United States, but this is no surprise, because the country has decided to allow the illegal drug trade to continue. Millions of people are employed and billions of dollars spent on law enforcement, legal work and imprisonment only because we prefer prohibition rather than legalization of many drugs.US IL: Was Drug Bust Worth The Effort, Resources?
I found your editorial about the busted crack cocaine drug ring to be both intriguing and naive. It was intriguing because it touched on how the economics of the illegal drug trade "virtually guarantees" that the bust is not going to have any lasting effect on reducing the availability of the drug in the community.US WA: Let's Move Past The Irrational Fear
Regarding the letter, "This law will cost us, not benefit us": I think the writer is a man running in fear from something he doesn't know much about. Almost every statement he made are ones that have been planted in our minds by the political realm who want to control the product to line their greedy pockets. The word marijuana or pot is used to make us think it is something terrible. The item he is talking about is really a free growing herb called Cannabis. I would only suggest to the writer that he go online and read everything about cannabis. It is even mentioned as something "good" in the Bible (see Isaiah 18 4-5).US AL: It's Time To Legalize Marijuana In Alabama
Alabama has good reason to consider taxing and regulating marijuana. The days when our federal government can get away with confusing the drug war's tremendous collateral damage with a comparatively harmless plant are coming to an end.US CA: Underground Drug Sales
EDITOR: The fact that cities are turning away pot dispensaries makes me wonder why these supposedly learned folks in government would rather drive pot sales back underground ("State's high court OKs ban on pot stores," Tuesday). Is the court high on something?
OpinionsUS WV: Editorial: Student Drug Testing
One of the biggest factors looming over our area is drug abuse. It threatens every community in southern West Virginia. It seems no neighborhood is immune to the ills of drugs.US FL: Health, Safety Primary Concerns In School's Decision
The Orlando Sentinel's Front Burner columns on Friday addressing drug testing in schools illustrate that there are issues about which honest people can disagree in good faith.US CA: Column: Step Up Your Game
So, there will never be pot clubs in Sacramento County after last week's California Supreme Court ruling, right?CN ON: Column: Orr Becomes a Weed-Whacker
If those behind the idea of turning the arena in MacTier into a legal marijuana grow-op thought they had a fight on their hands before, No. 4 has just jumped over the boards.