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It has developed a number of projects and services that have become a foundation for drug policy reform. The Media Awareness Project (MAP) Drug News Archive encourages unbiased media coverage, online media activism and a drug policy research tool. Drug Policy Central's Web-based services provides subsidized technical services for drug policy organizations organization to empower their members to organize and share information and resources.   Read more

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CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Drug Items
Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.
CN ON: Say No To Drug Paraphernalia
Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.
CN ON: Say No to Corner Store Bongs
Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.
CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs
Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

Opinions

US FL: OPED: The Children Of The Drug Wars
Cristian Omar Reyes, an 11-year-old sixth-grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon - "no matter what."
US CA: Column: Charity Case
Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board. Before there was medical marijuana, before there was legalization talk, there was free weed.
US CO: Column: How Much THC Equals A Lethal Dose?
Dear Stoner: I know that you cannot OD by smoking weed, but what about ingesting it? There are some very strong eatables; what if I get the munchies on marijuana chocolate bars? I would like to know the limits.
US NM: Lawsuit Paints Troubling Picture Of Feds And Crack
American taxpayers - especially those who reside in the Land of Enchantment - deserve to know if the ends justify the means for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

Letters

CN NS: Eliminating Illicit Drug Penalties Could Save
Re: Witness of drug overdose fearful to contact emergency services, by Kayla Follett, Page 8, Truro Daily News, July 16, 2014
US MA: Dispensary Delays
The law commanded the agency to have at least one treatment center open and serving patients in each county by early last winter. The law is also explicit that until treatment centers are open, qualified patients with a recommendation or their designated caregiver registered with the department may obtain marijuana from the "black market" or grow; clearly, an incentive for prompt compliance by the department with its duties.
CN ON: Fault War On Drugs
Re: Good Samaritan immunity law could save lives - July 14 Regarding Kayla Follett's thoughtful commentary, the drug war is part of the problem.
US NY: City's Policy On Drug Arrests
Ira Glasser on Marijuana Prosecutions To the Editor: Your July 16 editorial "A Sensible Marijuana Policy in Brooklyn" applauds the Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, for deciding no longer to prosecute most cases in which people have been arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana, and to focus on serious crimes instead.
US CA: Marijuana Business Tax An Attack On Patients
The San Jose City Council is considering asking November voters to increase the current 10 percent marijuana business tax to as high as 25 percent after just passing strict new regulations on where and how medical marijuana dispensaries can operate.
Malta: Let's Talk About Drugs
Regarding Alison Bezzina's column entitled Let's talk about drugs (TMIS, 13 July), the global drug war is largely a war on cannabis, by far the most popular illicit drug. There is a big difference between condoning cannabis use and protecting children from drugs. Decriminalisation acknowledges the social reality of cannabis and frees users from the stigma of lifeshattering criminal records. What is really needed is a regulated market with age controls.
CN ON: Drug Raids Don't Help
The Project Blackrock drug raid was no doubt well-intended, but ultimately counterproductive. Attempts to limit the supply of illegal drugs while demand remains constant only increase the profitability of drug trafficking. For addictive drugs like prescription narcotics, a spike in street prices leads desperate addicts to increase criminal activity to feed desperate habits. The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels crime.