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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

The hidden disaster of state Issue 1

Issue 1 on Ohio’s Nov. 6 ballot purports to address this problem by reducing drug possession penalties and directing ... layers and see that it will have catastrophic consequences for our state. If Is... 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

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Ohio chief justice: Disaster looms if State Issue 1 passes

Issue 1 on Ohio's Nov. 6 ballot purports to address this problem by reducing drug possession penalties ... the impact of substance abuse on our society and our criminal justice system. But by taking a ... read more


This tool shows exactly how to reduce a state’s prison population

In the U.S., police arrest around 1.5 million people per year on drug offenses, 80% of which are detained for possession alone. Rolling back penalties for drug ... the crimes you reduce in the tool ma... read more

What Is Juuling And Is It Really That Bad For Your Health?

"We envision a world where fewer people use cigarettes, and where people who smoke cigarettes have the tools to reduce ... drug. Teenagers who begin with e-cigarettes are more likely to transition to ... read more

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

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to address epidemic of youth e-cigarette use

If we aren't successful in more sharply reducing ... the net public health impact of products like e-cigs before they get marketing authorization from the FDA and that these products meet their regula... 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

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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