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Tag: Drug Use

VIDEO: John Oliver: Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences Are a Relic of Reagan-Era Drug Paranoia

The “Last Week Tonight” host makes the compelling case for not only getting rid of mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug offenses, but for passing legislation that would allow existing prisoners to apply to have their sentences reduced retroactively.

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Portugal’s Approach to Drugs Is Saving Lives; Why Aren’t We Copying It?

In 2001, the Southern European country tackled drug use with what seemed like a radical plan.

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Vice President’s Son Expelled From Navy for Cocaine

The son of Vice President Joe Biden has been discharged from the navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, The Guardian reports.

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Should Women Be Charged With Murder for Giving Birth to Stillborns Due to ‘Fetal Harm’?

Rennie Gibbs, a 16-year-old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 READ MORE

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong’s World

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Lance and Oprah

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Teens: Smoke, Don’t Drink?

Teens who drink alcohol are more likely to damage brain tissue than those who use marijuana, a new study shows.

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Reformulated Drug Sends Users Elsewhere

A harder-to-abuse version of OxyContin released two years ago has pushed users to other drugs that mimic the effects of opiates, including heroin.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE

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