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Los Angeles to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions
Los Angeles moved this week to dismiss nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions, years after the state voted to legalize the drug.
The Futile Cruelty of the US-Led Drug War in Afghanistan⁠—What Now?
A report published last month by the Washington Post confirmed what many already knew about the war on opium in Afghanistan: A staggering, costly failure.
Opioid Deaths Rise When Auto Plants Close, Study Shows
Research found 85 percent more deaths among those of prime working age in places where car factories closed compared with where they stayed open.
Publications
Drug-related hospital emergency presentations in Europe: update from the Euro-DEN Plus expert network This report presents the latest findings on drug-related hospital emergencies from a network of sentinel hospitals across Europe. Almost 24 000 emergency presentations were recorded at 32 sentinel hospitals over the first 4 years of the project. The data reveal that the substances most commonly involved in acute drug toxicity presentations include heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Prescription medicines are frequently reported. The report also sheds light on other aspects of drug-related emergencies such as clinical features, geographical variation, outcomes, demographics and time patterns.
Drug Decriminalization: A Matter of Justice and Equity, Not Just Health Since 2016, more than 10,300 Canadians have died of an apparent opioid-related overdose, with the majority involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogs
EMCDDA operating guidelines for the European Union Early Warning System on new psychoactive substances These guidelines provide the rationale, steps, procedures, roles, and responsibilities for the operation of the EU Early Warning System. They reflect the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 (as amended) and Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA (as amended) with respect to information exchange and the early warning system, as well as for the initial report, risk assessment, and control measures.