Drug arrest could set precedent in R.I. medical marijuana law
January 25, 2010 - 10:54am

This article demonstrates the huge resources that the state is willing to spend combatting marijuana use, even when the user is approved for medical marijuana.

 

US Senate Committee Passes The National Criminal Justice Act
January 22, 2010 - 1:02pm

By: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Earlier this morning the United State’s Senate, Committee on Judiciary, unanimously approved Senate Bill 714, The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009.

Prisons Lack Heroin Addiction Treatment Despite Proven Benefits
December 23, 2009 - 5:01pm

Pharmacological treatment of opiate dependence is a proven intervention, is cost-effective and reduces drug-related disease and reincarceration rates, yet it remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Research from Brown University, the Miriam Hospital and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights has determined that just more than half of all federal and state prison systems offer viable heroin treatments. Details are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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