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  • Biden Admin Is Placing Vending Machines Filled With Drug Supplies in Rural Kentucky

    09/07/2022 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Patrick Hauf • September 7, 2022 5:00 am
    $3.6 million project will distribute syringes to country's overdose 'epicenter' The Biden administration is set to spend $3.6 million to deploy vending machines filled with drug supplies in rural Kentucky—an effort the Biden administration claims will reduce stigma for drug users. The project from the National Institutes of Health was launched in August and will study the effectiveness of "harm reduction kiosks" in rural Appalachia that contain "injection equipment, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, condoms, and other supplies." The vending machines allow drug users to obtain items such as syringes without interacting with a health professional, in hopes of...
  • Change the Constitution? Both Left and Right Want More Amendments to the Constitution

    07/06/2022 9:55:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/06/2022 | John Stossel
    This Fourth of July, watching people fight over what the Constitution means, I ask people, if you could change the Constitution, what would you change?"The forefathers knew what they were doing," said one woman.But the Constitution originally accepted slavery. It's good that we can amend it.So what should we change?"Add a balanced budget amendment," suggests Glenn Beck.David Boaz of the Cato Institute recommends 18-year terms for the Supreme Court. "Maybe confirmation fights would be less bitter and partisan."Others suggest term limits for Congress. Stossel TV's Mike Ricci takes the idea further. "If your father, mother, siblings, uncle, cousins were elected...
  • Democrats press Biden to use ‘existing authority’ to take step toward marijuana legalization

    07/06/2022 10:15:19 PM PDT · by Houserino · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/2022 | Aris Folley
    Democratic senators are putting pressure on the Biden administration to use its authority to deschedule cannabis, as a Senate proposal to legalize marijuana faces an uphill battle. Democrats press Biden to use ‘existing authority’ to take step toward marijuana legalization Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and others on Wednesday sent a letter calling on the Biden administration to “use its existing authority to (i) deschedule cannabis and (ii) issue pardons to all individuals convicted of nonviolent cannabis-related offenses.”
  • Drug overdoses spike 700% after state decriminalizes drugs

    06/04/2022 3:45:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 72 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 4, 2022 | Art Moore
    When Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs, they were promised the lives of everyone would be improved and funds would be diverted to addiction recovery centers for which $300 million was allotted. But after more than one year, the rate of overdoses has spiked, and few offenders have used the treatment centers, reported. At a legislative hearing Thursday, Steve Allen, Oregon's behavioral health director, acknowledged a "dramatic" increase in overdoses and overdose deaths statewide. One Republican state lawmaker said that her Southern Oregon community of Grants Pass has suffered a 700% increase in...
  • Bill Maher predicts Republicans will 'steal' the marijuana legalization debate and make it about freedom because Democrats 'are obsessed with slipping racial equity law into legislation'

    06/04/2022 3:59:12 PM PDT · by algore · 31 replies
    Bill Maher has argued Republicans could easily 'steal' the issue of federal marijuana legalization by making it an issue about freedom after Democrats inserted 'too much stuff' about racial 'equity' in the House-passed measure aimed to decriminalize pot. The comedian, argued Friday night that legalization of marijuana swings in the favor of Republicans and is 'something we ought to do.' 'Republicans are gonna steal the issue. I think eventually,' Maher told former Attorney General Eric Holder after being asked why President Joe Biden hadn't yet pushed for federal legalization of pot. 'I mean, it could be one of those freedom...
  • House poised to pass bill legalizing marijuana

    03/28/2022 4:24:10 AM PDT · by RandFan · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/2822 06:00 AM EDT | BY CRISTINA MARCOS -
    The House is poised to pass legislation this week that would legalize marijuana, just the latest example of the swiftly changing attitudes on drug laws that marks a near reversal from the Reagan-era “war on drugs” that also reverberated through the 1990s. The bill legalizing marijuana has near-uniform support among Democrats and a top ally in Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), who has been aiming to introduce a similar measure this spring. And it’s just one of several pieces of legislation that underlines the shift in Congress’s attitude — a change that has come about in part because of...
  • Denver police chief ‘very disappointed’ by new fentanyl bill

    03/25/2022 9:23:09 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | Mar 24, 2022 | Gabrielle Franklin
    Denver police chief ‘very disappointed’ by new fentanyl bill by: Gabrielle Franklin Mar 24, 2022 DENVER (KDVR) — Stakeholders and community members have been asking lawmakers to beef up fentanyl laws for months. The calls grew louder after the deaths of five people in Commerce City due to the likely overdose of the drug they may not have known they were taking. Thursday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers revealed a new proposal they hope will address the overdoses that are happening more and more. The bill lawmakers are proposing seeks to hold drug dealers accountable for selling the lethal drug...
  • LGBTQ+ dating apps used by police in dozens of drug arrests

    01/29/2022 6:41:01 AM PST · by Salman · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 28, 2022 | Brooke Migdon
    Florida authorities this week said LGBTQ+ dating apps have helped them make upwards of 60 drug-related arrests. In a six-month sting operation which officers called “Swipe Left for Meth,” undercover detectives used dating apps like Grindr and Scruff – targeted toward men who have sex with men – to locate a number of people suspected of buying and selling drugs online. The operation produced more than 60 arrests, according to a news release, and detectives have obtained warrants for at least eight other suspects. Detectives during the investigation filed 159 total felony charges and 72 misdemeanor charges against the suspects,...
  • Time for United States to Embrace All Forms of Harm Reduction

    11/02/2021 5:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | November 2, 2021 | Lindsey Stroud
    On October 27, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced a sweeping federal plan to address and reduce the devastating toll of overdoses in America with the release of the HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy. In the agency’s press release, Secretary Becerra noted that with the new strategy, HHS will be “breaking new ground to address the full range of drug use and addiction.” Specifically, Becerra commented that the “new strategy focuses on people – putting the very individuals who have struggled with addiction in positions of power.” The HHS strategy will focus on four areas including “primary prevention,...
  • (Borderland Beat) Where Do Mexican Drug Cartels Get Their Guns?

    08/26/2021 5:06:44 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 27 replies
    Borderland Beat (blog) ^ | 08/26/2021 | Sol Prendido
    Jose Rafael Vasquez tried to smuggle guns from the U.S. to Mexico, but was arrested as part of Homeland Security's Operation Without a Trace. A Washington man drove to a U.S. border crossing last year in his teal Ford pickup truck loaded with a hidden arsenal bound for a Mexican cartel war zone. Miguel Diaz Calderon never made it out of Texas. U.S. Customs agents searched his vehicle at the Eagle Pass crossing and found 43 shotguns, rifles and pistols. They also discovered more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition hidden in an ice chest in the gas tank and inside...
  • California Moves to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs

    06/30/2021 9:49:04 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/30/2021 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    On Tuesday, California moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs amid a debate over whether their prohibition is an outdated remnant of the “War on Drugs.” The bill cleared the Assembly Public Safety Committee 5-3, with proponents touting the benefits to military veterans and others they say can benefit from the use of psychedelics to treat trauma. The measure already passed the state Senate on a 21-16 vote and now heads to the health committee before it can go to the full Assembly, NBC Bay Area reports. If passed, Senate Bill 519 would allow those 21 and older to...
  • Judge threatens to toss DEA agent’s plea in corruption case

    06/23/2021 5:03:14 PM PDT · by RandFan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | June 22 | By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent who conspired with a Colombian cartel money launderer — an unexpected twist that could derail one of the most egregious misconduct cases in the history of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell was expected to sentence the disgraced agent, Jose I. Irizarry, but refused to do so over what she called a “totally unacceptable” legal dispute. “I have never seen anything like this,” Honeywell said, postponing the sentencing indefinitely. “I’m not even sure at...
  • Good news for Democrats! President Biden is continuing Senator Biden’s racist war on drugs!

    02/02/2021 1:12:50 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 2, 2021 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Good news for Democrats! President Biden is continuing Senator Biden’s racist war on drugs!As a member of the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden made is so that blacks who used cocaine got longer prison sentences than whites who used cocaine.In June 2019, the New York Times reported:Joe Biden on Crime and Mass Incarceration During the ’80s and ’90s, Mr. Biden helped shepherd a string of bills that transformed the criminal justice system – and, experts say, hurt America’s black communities. As Joseph R. Biden Jr. makes his third run for the White House, he is being pressed to answer for his...
  • Legalizing Drugs And Opening The Border Will Only Worsen Our Nation’s Addiction Crisis

    01/05/2021 8:17:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2021 | Jeffrey B. Stamm
    In the 1990s, it was our collective national will to do what was necessary, however distasteful to some, to rescue our society from catastrophe.As the nation prepares for the incoming Biden-Harris administration the new president promises will be “the most progressive in history,” many drug policy practitioners wonder with trepidation what this will mean for the country’s drug crisis. Record levels of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, not to mention surging tonnage of cocaine and black market marijuana, are pouring across our borders at the hands of ruthless Mexican drug cartels, directly fueling ever-increasing overdose deaths and crime. So leftists’ stated...
  • What Would a War on the Drug Cartels Look Like?

    12/02/2019 3:14:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | December 2, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Donald Trump is talking about labeling the Mexican drug cartels that own our failed state neighbor as “terrorist groups,” and this is yet another step toward what is increasingly looking to be an inevitable confrontation. They just butchered several American citizens, including kids, which cannot go unanswered. They murder thousands of Americans a year here with their poison, which cannot go unanswered. But are we Americans even able to answer a bunch of pipsqueak thugs anymore? Let’s put aside the question of if we should use our military against Mexico (I discussed it here in 2018, to the consternation of liberals...
  • WATCH: Students can't name a single just war the U.S. has fought

    11/12/2019 8:41:30 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 11/11/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    Has the United States ever fought a war that was justified? Apparently not, according to many students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., who were asked about that by Campus Reform. "I cannot think of a single war that America has been a part of that has been justified," one student told reporter Eduardo Neret. When asked specifically if World War II was a just war, the student said it was not. "I don't believe America fought that war for the just reasons,” the student answered. One young lady responded: "The only one that I can, like, reasonably, like, justify...
  • Domestic and Foreign Wars

    10/09/2019 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party. She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. But Democrats were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video. "They're heavily influenced by a foreign policy establishment ... whose whole power base is built around continuing this status quo," Gabbard tells me. "So much so, to the point where when I'm calling for an end to these wasteful wars, they're saying, 'Well, gosh, Tulsi, why are you such an isolationist?' As though...
  • Pot Bill Tokes the Line on Public Safety

    09/30/2019 6:31:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | September 30, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    When the alarm went off at Jennifer Hrobuchak's work, the 22-year-old district manager didn't think twice. She got in her car in the early morning hours and headed off to the store to investigate. The new college graduate, who had hoped to have a career saving people from drugs, never saw the man run through the red light straight at her. At 82 miles per hour, he slammed Jennifer's car across the road into a building that crushed and killed her. After seven years of telling the story, her mom, Corinne, still gets emotional. And it's no wonder. The man...
  • Oregon is one step closer to being the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms

    09/06/2019 5:36:16 PM PDT · by Rio · 45 replies
    OregonLive ^ | Lizzy Acker
    Oregon voters may get the chance to decide whether or not to become the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms next year. The ballot title for the Psilocybin Service Initiative, or Initiative Petition #34, was certified Friday and now supporters of a measure to legalize psilocybin in controlled settings can gather signatures to get the issue on the ballot in 2020.
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...