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Medical Marijuana (STDW) - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 20:26

China agrees to make fentanyl a controlled substance, Dark Web dealers begin banning fentanyl sales, Luxembourg could become the first European country to legalize marijuana, and more.

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Michigan Bill Would Free Prisoners Doing Time for Marijuana Crimes. Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill, House Bill 6508, that would allow prisoners convicted of certain marijuana offenses to get out of prison. The release would apply to people imprisoned for use, possession, or distribution of marijuana if they meet certain conditions. It would also reduce sentences for other marijuana crimes.

Medical Marijuana

Iowa Sees First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The Hawkeye State's first medical marijuana dispensaries opened over the weekend. Five were authorized under a law passed last year and licenses were awarded earlier this year. The state's law only allows for the use of CBD products.

Heroin and Prescription Opioids

Dark Web Drug Dealers Voluntarily Ban Fentanyl Sales. The British National Crime Agency reports that major dark web drug sellers have begun voluntarily banning the sale of fentanyl because it is both too dangerous and too likely to provoke police crackdowns. That would put the powerful opioid in the company of mass casualty firearms and explosives as commodities too dangerous to trade on the dark web.

Foreign Policy

China Agrees to Make Fentanyl a Controlled Substance After Talks With US. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it had "decided to schedule the entire category of fentanyl-type substances as controlled substances, and start the process of revising relevant laws and regulations" after the meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The two countries have "agreed to take active measures to strengthen cooperation on law enforcement and narcotics control," including the control of fentanyl-type substances, the statement said. The White House called the move "a wonderful humanitarian effort."

International

Luxembourg Moves Toward Legalizing Marijuana. In a joint press conference, the three political parties that constitute the country's governing coalition announced plans to legalize marijuana, including legal marijuana sales. The announcement came after an online petition calling for legalization generated enough support to be discussed in parliament. The petitioners asked for marijuana to be regulated, pointing to Canada as an example. A final agreement on the exact structure of legalization is expected to be finalized this week. 

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California Narcotic Officers Association

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The California Narcotic Officers' Association is a non-profit, corporation dedicated to providing high quality training for law enforcement professionals., Mon Mar 5 2018

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions

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CADCA's mission is to create and strengthen new and existing coalitions to build safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies and marketing programs, conferences and special events., 500 - Mon Mar 5 2018

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E)

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The D.A.R.E. America Web Site was designed to keep DARE Students, Parents, Officers, and anyone else interested informed about Drug Abuse, Drug Prevention, and most importantly Drug Education., Mon Mar 5 2018

Drug Enforcement Administration

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The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend, Fri Feb 5 2016

Drug Strategies

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Drug Strategies promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community initiatives., Mon Mar 5 2018

Drug Use is Life Abuse

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To create an attitude that will eliminate drug abuse, gangs, and violence by focusing on youth, family, and the workplace through awareness, enforcement, and education., Mon Mar 5 2018

Drug Watch International

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Drug Watch International is a volunteer non-profit drug information network and advocacy organization that promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures in the world and opposes the legalization of drugs., Wed Jan 10 2018

Family Research Council

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The Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. We shape public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family., Mon Mar 5 2018

Freevibe

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Independent Drug Monitoring Unit

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IDMU Ltd - Expert Witness for court. Research into drug use, drug prices, patterns of drug consumption and cannabis cultivation systems. Largest UK Drug User Survey and Results., Mon Mar 5 2018

Mfiles Meth and Marijuana Resource Tool

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The mission of the Northwest HIDTA is to measurably reduce large scale importation and local drug trafficking by intercepting shipments, disrupting local manufacturing and trafficking operations and to reduce demand by supporting treatment and effective demand reduction programs., Fri 15 Dec 2017

National Families in Action

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National Famlies in Action provides scientific information to the public to help parents prevent drug abuse in their families and communities., Tue 14 Mar 2017

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction., Thu Dec 21 2017

NIDA - Club Drugs Home

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Clubdrugs.gov, Clubdrugs.org and Clubdrugs.com are a service of the National Institute on Drug Abuse., 500 - Tue Dec 26 2017

Partnership for a Drug - Free America

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Our Mission: To help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information., 500 - Tue Dec 26 2017

Send The Right Message!

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Send The Right Message! is a special project of the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy. Recognizing that marijuana policy reform efforts in our state are systematically thwarted by federal intrusions, this project is designed to undermine federal government propaganda and inject truth into public debate about the failed War on Drugs., Wed Feb 8 2017

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services. Includes links to support groups, information resources, events and articles., Wed 15 Oct 2014 +0000

Voter Power

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Voter Power advocates for reasonable, fair and effective cannabis laws and policies, and educates, registers and empowers voters to implement these policies., Mon 12 Sep 2016
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