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Drug Policy



The “war on drugs” in the US and similar restrictive drug policies worldwide have resulted in mass incarcerations for nonviolent drug offenses and an immense black market for illicit substances that further contributes to crime, violence, and corruption across the globe. And yet the demand for illegal drugs hasn’t waned but increased, and greater numbers of drug users are dying from overdoses than ever before. At this crossroad in understanding how drug policy should be constructed, many advocates have emerged to suggest an approach grounded in both science and compassion, changing the conversation about how to address the issue of illicit substances and the people who use them.

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“Should Teenagers Trip?” We Ask the Executive Director with 30 Years of Addiction Services | Maps Ca

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This Is Your Mind on Plants

Of all the things humans rely on plants for—sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber—surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience.

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Turn On, Tune In, Cash In

Sizing up the commercial and therapeutic prospects for the psychedelic revival.

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The Best Interview About Drugs : Terence McKenna in Mexico 1996

Probably the most open minded, informative talk on different substances which grow naturally in nature and how there connection with humans have shaped many people's ways of thinking.

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Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life. Dr. Carl L.

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Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?

The notion that drug addiction is a brain disease has become axiomatic. Around the globe aspiring health professionals treating substance abuse are indoctrinated with this belief, especially after the idea became popular in the 1990s.

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There Is No Such Thing as a “Bad Drug” | Psychedcast Ft. Mark Haden

Mark Haden is the executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada as well as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Public and Population Health.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.

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Paying a High Price for the War on Drugs

In a new memoir, neuroscientist Carl Hart discusses how his research on drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine has led him to decide that all drugs should be decriminalized.

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Dr. Carl Hart on Cocaine vs Crack

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