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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

Colombia High Court Okays Drug Decriminalization

Under the law, people caught with less than 22 grams of marijuana or one gram of cocaine for personal use may ... drug possession appears to have little impact on levels of illicit drug use," Nadelman... read more

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Former World Leaders Call For Legal, Regulated Drugs

Removing criminal penalties for drug possession and use, known as decriminalization, is an “absolute prerequisite for any health ... it may mean prescriptions at registered clinics for particular addi... read more

Marijuana: A case for legalization

From a political standpoint, an easy first step in the effort to reform marijuana laws would be to remove or reduce penalties associated with small amounts of the drug ... no adverse impact on public ... read more

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Testimony: Sackler embraced plan to conceal OxyContin’s strength from doctors

In May 1997 ... based health and medicine news organization; the matter is currently before the Kentucky Supreme Court. Meanwhile, interest in the deposition’s contents has intensified, as hundreds of ... read more

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



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