Other Roots: World-wise Inge Fryklund on dogged quest to end destructive drug war

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am By Joanne Ostrow, Special To The Cannabist Editor’s note: In our Other Roots series, we share the stories of the underrepresented individuals in and around the marijuana movement — women, ethnic minorities and others whose voices aren’t…

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Toronto Transit Commission Implements Random Drug Testing

Toronto Transit Commission Implements Random Drug Testing In light of the positive news surrounding legalization in Canada, some are concerned about its impact on employment especially on safety-sensitive jobs. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) just got approval to conduct random drug and alcohol testing on 10,000 of their employees including…

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UN Drug Office can’t find a single cannabis drug overdose, despite it being most widely-consumed drug

Published: Jun 28, 2017, 4:13 pm • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 5:18 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its 2017 World Drug Report, covering 2015 statistics from around the world. The report finds that cannabis is the most…

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Former acting AG Sally Yates: Sessions’ drug policy unjust, dangerous

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 7:50 am By Sally Q. Yates, Special To The Washington Post In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, we should seize the rare opportunity to move our country…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 8:23 am By Jeff Sessions, Special To The Washington Post Drug trafficking is an inherently violent business. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can’t, and don’t, file a lawsuit in court. You collect it by the…

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Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy. The…

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