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Reducing drug possession penalties may have impact on health inequalities

(Reuters Health) - Changing the criminal penalties for drug possession could reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and indirectly reduce health disparities as well, resea... read more

Decriminalizing Drugs: When Treatment Replaces Prison

On July 1, 2001, Portugal reversed course, decriminalizing possession of less than 10 days’ supply of any drug. That’s not legalization. But the penalties ... s health, housing and employment programs ... read more

Indiana prosecutors seek tougher penalties for drug dealers

Since the law's passage, 19 counties plagued by opiate abuse have initiated efforts to begin needle-exchanges to ward off HIV and stop the spread of Hepatitis C. The Interim Committee on Public Health ... read more

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Teen Drug Use: Marijuana Up, Cigarettes and Alcohol Down

The latest update to the annual Monitoring the Future survey of drug use in American youth bears mainly good news, at least if your interest is in reducing drug-related ... given our concerns that dec... read more

Virginia legislators consider marijuana-related bills

This may be the year that Virginia expands the allowed uses of medical marijuana beyond one disease. The Joint Commission on Health ... reduce penalties for first-time offenders for possession of mari... read more

Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties with Proposition 47, study says

Proposition 47 was part of the state’s efforts to reduce the state’s large prison populations by reducing several nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors. The proposition lowered criminal sentences for dr... read more

Concerns arise over funding, impact of Oklahoma criminal justice reform

State Question 780 makes simple drug possession and property crimes of under $1,000 a misdemeanor instead of a felony. This should reduce the state's overflowing prison population, saving money that w... read more

NT Government may move to decriminalise drugs in bid to tackle health issue, assistant minister says

When a person is caught, they are referred to a commission for the dissuasion of drug addiction, which consists of a doctor, a social worker and a lawyer who decide what penalty, if any, that person m... read more

Editorial: Officers pitch new approach on drug crimes

The joint statement from the associations representing the state's sheriffs and its police chiefs came from people who have ... for possession of a controlled substance. The penalty is often a felony ... read more

Understanding The State Questions On The Oklahoma Ballot

Some may find the wording ... which will reduce costs to taxpayers -Treating drug addicts through appropriate rehabilitation and mental health services is more effective than placing them in jail or p... read more

Oklahoma legislative changes to criminal justice reform bills may hurt effort to reduce incarceration rate

"We would have ... simple drug possession and theft of items valued at less than $1,000. Voters also approved State Question 781, which calls for using money saved by incarcerating fewer people to hel... read more

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