Expunging Marijuana Convictions by the Thousands in San Francisco
As the days of drug policy reform unfold, we have yet another example of how perspective and opinion on marijuana use is changing across the country. According to new reports, the District Attorney’s office in San Francisco, California is committing to expunging marijuana convictions for over 3,000 misdemeanor offenders. Proposition 64 The new move isn’t . . . . Continue Reading
Is Suing Opioid Makers for Contributing to Crisis Working?
The multi-billion dollar Big Pharma industry has been called into question before regarding the status of the opioid crisis in America. Whether it has been the issue of misleading campaigns to sell more pills, or price gouging the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone in the midst of the worst overdose outbreak in history. Opioid makers are . . . . Continue Reading
6 Behaviors That Should Not Be Blamed On Sex Addiction
Sex addiction is one of the most controversial addictions out there. So controversial that the DSM-5 did not label sex addiction as an addiction in the latest edition of the manual. Considering the DSM-5 reclassified “gambling disorder” as a behavior addiction, many are perplexed as why sex addiction was not classified as an addiction as . . . . Continue Reading
Heroin Addiction Making Huge Impact in Congress
Author: Justin Mckibben Over the years the old-school no mercy and no-holds-barred approach to the War on Drugs in America has been the law of the land and in recent years we have seen the real tragic impact of this kind of drug policy dogma being pushed onto the people, watching households and communities topple . . . . Continue Reading
Forbidding Driving for Drug Crimes Hinders Recovery
Back in the 1980s we all had a very different understanding of drugs and drug addiction. Well actually, I wasn’t even born until ’89 so I had no conception at all. However in the 1980s a lot of laws were shaped to meet the drug issue head on, and some of those approaches have now . . . . Continue Reading
Number of Drug Addicted Babies Born Has Quadrupled
Recently, I wrote an article about how states like Ohio are pushing for treatment, rather than criminalization, in order to decrease the staggering amount of babies being born with drug addictions. Now, a new statistic just came out that revealed the number of drug addicted babies born in the US has QUADRUPLED in just one . . . . Continue Reading
Vaping Marketed As Weight Loss Tool
In the 40s and 50s, smoking cigarettes was all the rage. You could do it indoors, on planes, in elevators. Even doctors were endorsing it. Yes, doctors. Doctors prescribed cigarettes as a way to combat obesity and nicotine was a well-known appetite suppressant. Having a cigarette in your mouth kept you from indulging in your . . . . Continue Reading
Should Pill Mill Doctors Be Convicted of Murder?
This week begins the trial of Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng, an alleged ‘pill mill’ operator who had quickly earned a reputation for being quite liberal with powerful prescription medications, and is now being pursued for the overdose deaths of several patients. Dr. Hsiu-Ying Tseng allegedly prescribed one young man more than 200 pills, including nearly a hundred 30-milligram . . . . Continue Reading
FDA Gets Strict on Vaping Regulation
According to VaporSearchUSA, there are at least 6,000 ‘vape’ shops in the country, some states showing much more than others. Now it seems many vape shop owners are concerned about the longevity of their businesses as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pushes for stricter regulations on vapes which many shop owners claim will surely . . . . Continue Reading
Should Shops Selling Synthetics Face More Severe Punishment?
Somewhere in every state there are shops set up on one corner or another in nearly every neighborhood selling synthetic drugs. The topic may not be new, but for one state the punishment for distributing such substances just got more serious as legislators try to get a grip on the stuff flooding the market and . . . . Continue Reading