Toronto Sun, 04 Jul 2016 - Will stigma around marijuana use hang in the air after legalization? The Toronto Sun spoke with Deepak Anand, of the Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association, and Patricia Erickson, an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, to get their thoughts on the subject:
Sydney Morning Herald, 04 Jul 2016 - Sydney needs to operate safe rooms for users, write Matt Noffs and Alex Wodak. It is an indictment of our failed approach to drugs that the injecting centre in Kings Cross is, after 15 years, the only one in the country.
Philippine Star, 04 Jul 2016 - Some people I know are thinking of reporting their neighborhood troublemakers, suspected to be drug pushers, to Camp Crame, headquarters of the Philippine National Police, in hopes that the lowlifes will be "neutralized." Or, in the words of the new PNP chief, that their birthdays would be changed to Nov. 2, the day of the dead. I also know certain folks who have started replying to SMS ads by saying the senders ought to be among the lowlifes eliminated by President Duterte.
Washington Post, 04 Jul 2016 - When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one part of the American people to affirm the political bands which connect them to the other parts, and to assume within the nation, the connected and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of their fellow citizens requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to affirm their connection. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among us, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and, if they choose the path of alteration, to abandon old and institute new legislation, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing the powers of government in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that legislation long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to repudiate the integral connection among Americans, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such legislation, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - Such has been the patient sufferance of African Americans; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to advocate the end of Prohibition. The history of the present War on Drugs is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having as a direct consequence the severing of the connection between African Americans and the rest of the American polity.
Washington Times, 04 Jul 2016 - Illegals Aren't The Only Worry Americans Encounter With Open Borders The two groups with the most to lose with a Donald Trump victory on Nov. 8 would be the Mexican drug cartels and their Chinese suppliers. The reason is pretty simple: Mr. Trump has made securing the border his principal campaign theme. If the border is secured by a wall or some combination of means against the flood of illegal aliens and potential terrorists, then it automatically puts a major hit on the flow of narcotics across the border. If they can't get the illegals in, they can't get the dope in, either.
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Meet Gabor MatÃ©, a doctor who works with North Americaâ€™s only supervised injection site and believes that addicts are some of the happiest people he knows.