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Harm reduction does not condone risky behavior

*image not a drug testing kit…countries are starting to recognize, and work to implement, harm reduction strategies to keep its citizens safe. For the first time this summer, some of Britain’s largest festivals and live music events are aiming to introduce drug testing for attendees with the support of local police forces…. “It’s really exciting that police are…

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Mexico legalizes medical marijuana

A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today [June 19th, 2017] confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use. Peña Nieto was once a vehement opponent of cannabis legalization, but has since called for a re-examination of global drug policy after a nationwide public debate on legalization in early 2016. “The ruling…

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…Legalize Weed

A supermajority of Americans support legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use. 61 percent of Americans support legalizing recreational use, while 88 percent support legalizing medicinal cannabis. Further, 71 percent of Americans oppose federal intervention in states that have legalized some form of marijuana. Original Article (Slate Magazine):Democrats, Listen to the Resistance. Legalize Weed.Artwork…

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How to use a pill testing kit, according to experts

According to Guy, the most important step to take when you’re testing your drugs is running them through multiple different reagent tests. Because a Marquis test will react to different chemical groups than, say, an Ehrlich reagent, doing multiple tests helps give a fuller picture of whether the molecule you’re working with… and warn you…

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The DEA scheduling system is a joke

Let’s get some more really obvious stuff out of the way: most, if not all, of these substances have well-documented medical use. As a thought experiment, let’s pretend that the DEA rescheduled and the FDA approved your medicine of choice tonight. Most people focus on how ridiculous it is to lump heroin, LSD, and cannabis…

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…the war on weed culture

*Blue: LegalOrange: Illegal but decriminalizedPink: Illegal but often unenforcedRed: IllegalGrey: No information “It is widely regarded that the opioid crisis was spurred by big pharmaceutical companies that liberally prescribed the addictive drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin, not marijuana consumers.” A 2014 report from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in states…

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