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Moderate Marijuana Use Does Not Impair Lung Function, Study Finds
New York Times report of major new research
Select Americans Get Top-Grade Pot From Feds
"When 72-year-old wants more marijuana to treat her glaucoma, she tells a US government worker to roll another one."
The Economic Argument for Legalization
This is what a Police State looks like
End the war on drugs
The truth about the lies about drugs
An Interview with Monica Barratt
Monica Barratt is a Melbourne-based research fellow at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia. Her PhD, which has just been passed, was a mixed-methods study of online drug discussion. Monica is especially interested in how the the internet and other digital technologies intersect with drug use and drug market trends.
What If Mental Illness is a Universal Experience? A Path Away from Stigma to Timely Treatment and Prevention
"In this new paradigm, there is simply illness and wellness, with vast implications for medicine and public policy if this so-called integrative approach to health were to replace our current dualistic stance..."
Rwanda: Narcotics Panel Emphasises Treatment for Illicit Drug Users
Commission on Narcotic Drugs agrees a set of measures to prevent the use of illicit drugs and strengthen national and regional responses, including using treatment instead of incarceration to stem a worrying global trend in the abuse of narcotics
Drug treatments today
This post is a celebration of the increasing range and variety of online resources developed by the drug treatment world. It’s great to report that all sectors of the field are bringing their tradition of creativity to the world of web 2.0.
WHO guidelines for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries
14% of the global burden of disease is made up by these disorders and many people do not have access to the treatments they need. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives, even where resources are scarce.
Marijuana not linked with long-term cognitive impairment
"Marijuana has little long-term effect on learning and memory— and any cognitive damage that does occur as a result of cannabis use is reversible."
The economic impact of illicit drug use on American society
Social pressure triggers false memories
Trailer for an upcoming feature documentary that exposes the effects of the illicit cocaine trade on developing nations
Growth of 'legal highs' poses new risks to drug users
"Demand for "legal highs", rapidly changing the nature of the world's drug industry."
Mexican General's Murder Raises New Questions over Narco Ties
Cannabis: Britain's growth industry
"At farms across the UK, business is booming – but now violent gangs are muscling in."
Dawn Willis sharing the News & Views of the Mentally Wealthy
Diagnosis matters not, judge me by my diagnosis would you?
Netherlands judge backs cafe cannabis ban
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