In 1909 Congress made opium smoking a federal offense by enacting the Anti-Opium Act. It reinforced Chinese racism by carving out an exception for drinking and injecting tinctures of opiates that were popular among whites.
Exploring the world's largest online black market, and the contraband wares therein.
We discussed the origins and development of the Mexican drug trade, the intersections between neoliberal economic policies and the American-sponsored "war on drugs."
Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.
As Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda argue in their excellent new book, Drug War Mexico, the recent security crisis in Mexico hardly emerged from nowhere.
The NRA should be applauded for its willingness to "offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." But the discussion should be guided just as much by the plight of Mexican children as by the fears of suburban mothers.
We can end draconian policing, move towards decriminalization of marijuana, treat substance abuse as a public health problem and not a criminal one, and invest in our youth and adults by supporting, not targeting, our communities.
To my mind, the most urgent argument for making the data public is that this syndrome of drug misuse in food animals is one cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect humans.
The question that tempts mankind to the use of substances controlled and uncontrolled is next of kin to Hamlet's: to be, or not to be, someone or somewhere else.
As we continue to resist new solutions, the war on drugs has generated a number of "unintended consequences" -- significantly affecting producer countries -- which undermine security, development, governance, health and human rights.
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While Americans never have enjoyed access to so many pharmaceutical products with such life-sustaining and lifesaving properties, these drugs also have proven to be expensive -- prohibitively so for many -- and subject to shortages.
A rounded Ukrainian success story would bring hope to hundreds of thousands of people infected with HIV in neighboring countries, where progress remains far too slow.
"Jennifer Myers, I'm from the DEA. You've been indicted by the Eastern District of Michigan." I froze, barely breathing. Fear swept through my body. At his words everything began to fade away -- my life, my dreams, my future.
Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.